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Jesse Edwards’ Performance vs. TCU Reaches Level of All-Time WVU Greats



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Kelsie LeRose / WVSN

WVU C Jesse Edwards saved his best game for last on Senior Night vs. TCU. Edwards recorded 36 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks on 15-of-19 shooting from the field.

The fifth-year senior joins a list of Jerry West, Rod Thorn, Hot Rod Hundley and Mark Workman to record at least 36 points and 13 rebounds in a single game for the Mountaineers. The last to do it was Thorn against Furman in 1962.

Edwards also scored the most points in a single game since Da’Sean Butler in 2009, when he scored 43 points vs. Villanova.

“That’s definitely an honor to be in that list for sure,” Edwards said after Wednesday’s game.

The Syracuse transfer admits to not being a stat guy but he can’t deny the company he joins in his last home game at West Virginia.

“It’s an honor to know that I did something that might be remembered,” he added.

While Edwards scored 36 points, he left 12 points off the board shooting 6-of-18 from the free-throw line. Edwards fractured his wrist on Dec. 16 which sidelined him for about five weeks, and it’s still bothering him, but he won’t make that excuse for the copious amounts of free throws missed.

“I don’t want to put too much on my wrist. It’s not going to be an excuse forever. Obviously, it’s bothering me. It’s still something you feel every day, every practice. It’s mostly about getting the touch back,” Edwards said. “Probably noticed it out there, I didn’t have my best shooting night from the free throw line.”

Edwards is averaging 15.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks through 21 games for West Virginia this season.

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