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McNeil ‘Marked Game’ Down on Calendar Against Bellarmine

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Sean McNeil (Julia Mellett / WVSN)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – This game against Bellarmine meant something to WVU guard Sean McNeil.

The senior from Kentucky was on Bellarmine’s team for 48 hours his freshman year of college. Due to personal reasons and not feeling like himself, McNeil left the program and went home.

On Tuesday in a 74-55 win over his former team, McNeil finished with 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting. The senior guard hit 2-three’s in the second half.

For McNeil, this wasn’t just another game.

“It was definitely more than just another game,” McNeil said postgame. “Scotty [Davenport] is a great coach, he’s a good guy. I have tons of respect for them for sure but I definitely marked this one down on the calendar.”

McNeil stated that he was ready for this game, as shown scoring the first two field goals in the game.

McNeil had a chip on his shoulder tonight since he had only two offers coming out of high school. The 6-foot-3 guard wanted to prove his former school wrong of the perceptions that they had of him a few years ago.

“Some conversations that were had his office that I definitely remembered going into tonight,” McNeil said.

McNeil can now put this game behind him and look ahead to the rest of the season. McNeil is averaging 12 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists in the first seven games of the season.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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