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Takeaways: West Virginia Doesn’t Change in Another Road Loss



West Virginia Men's Basketball Quinn Slazinski v BYU
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West Virginia basketball continued their road woes in a Monday night loss at TCU, falling 81-65. Let’s look at some takeaways from the game.

Nothing Changed From Texas Blowout

Following a 36-point loss to Texas, West Virginia went back on the floor and lost by 16 to TCU. WVU was able to keep the game competitive for the majority of the first half but not for the rest of the game. The Mountaineers had the offense rolling in the first few minutes before a pair of scoring droughts and turnover issues changed the game.

It was another game in the road trip where WVU looked unenthusiastic to play and try to turn things around. This hasn’t been common with West Virginia this season as the team has fought through a lot of adversity.

On Saturday, WVU interim HC Josh Eilert took the blame for the team not being prepared even after their week-long break. It’s safe to say West Virginia was not prepared again heading into the TCU game.

Turnovers Continue to Hurt

West Virginia had 19 turnovers on Monday, a season-high. Kerr Kriisa (6), Quinn Slazinski (4), RaeQuan Battle (3), Jesse Edwards (3) and Noah Farrakhan (3) were the only Mountaineers recording turnovers but were at a high rate. All five players had their moments of miscommunication with each other on the floor. TCU took advantage, scoring 26 points off of those mistakes.

WVU had a turnover problem against Texas and the Longhorns took advantage as well but TCU is one of the best teams in the country in transition opportunities.

The Mountaineers rebounded the ball well and shot alright against the Horned Frogs but committed too many turnovers to make it a closer game.

West Virginia will host No. 13 Baylor on Saturday night as they look to stay competitive at home.

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