Herber's determined play was evident from the outset of the game, when he grabbed a defensive rebound, drove the legnth of the floor,a nd took the ball strongly to the basket, gathering a foul call.
Herber also turned in his usual gritty defensive effort, where he guarded Hoya power forwards for much of the evening in man to man and played the wing on WVU's 1-3-1.
West Virginia saw another fine effort come up just short in the loss. The Mountaineers continued to battle despite a decided height disadvantage and a second half double digit deficit, and came back to tie the score late in the contest.
West Virginia threw a 1-3-1 at the Hoyas late in the game to spark the rally, and Georgetown, in trying to milk the clock, was unable to get many good looks at the basket over the final five minutes. However, the Hoyas were able to keep the Mountaineers away from the basket with their trademark physical play over WVU's final possessions and come away with the win.
The Mountaineers shot just 38% from the floor for the game, and hit just 25% from three point range.