Villanova Quick Recap/Player of the Game

WVU's scoring leader staked WVU to a quick lead in the first half that they never relinquished on the way to their first road win of the season.

Drew Schifnio floated, sliced and diced his way to 31 points against a confused Villanova defense as the Mountaineers downed the East Division-leading Wildcats 91-83 on Saturday in Philadelphia. The perfornace earned Schifino our player of the game honors.

Schifino was 11-17 from the floor and an outstanding 8-10 from the free throw line in 37 minutes of action. He added four rebounds, two assists and two steals as WVU grabbed the important road victory.

Despite fewer points, Tyrone Sally got a great deal of consideration for the game award as well. Sally broke out of a slight downturn in his play, recording 19 points and six rebounds against the conference's top rebounding squad. Sally was a perfect six for six from the free throw line, and hit three huge three point shots to stem Villanova rallies in the second half.

The Mountaineers shot the lights out during the game, hitting 64% from the field for the contests. The Mountianeers also put Villanova's late game fouling tactics back in their face by hitting 18-20 free throws down the stretch. WVU was 35-42 from the line for the game.

WVU broke out to an early lead on the strength of Schifino's scoring, and held a double digit lead for much of the first half. WVU led by 42-26 halftime. The Wildcats tried to mount several rallies in the second half, but were never able to get closer than seven points in the second half.

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