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TCU Handles West Virginia on Senior Night, 93-81



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Kelsie LeRose / WVSN

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — TCU handled West Virginia on Wednesday during Senior Night, winning wire-to-wire, 93-81.

TCU (20-10, 9-8 Big 12) started hot out the gates on a 12-2 run and didn’t look back against West Virginia (9-21, 4-13 Big 12). The Horned Frogs first five field goal conversions were all threes. TCU took a 15-point lead into halftime.

West Virginia’s defense struggled to guard all night as TCU got their way in the paint and at the perimeter. Emanuel Miller scored 21 points for the Horned Frogs to lead the way.

WVU C Jesse Edwards threw down a dunk with seconds left in the first half to trim the deficit. Edwards led the way for the Mountaineers on Wednesday with 36 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks.

Edwards shot 15-of-19 from the field vs. TCU but struggled at the free-throw line, shooting 6-of-18.

West Virginia turned the ball over 15 times with TCU scoring 20 points off those turnovers.

Before the game, West Virginia honored seniors RaeQuan Battle, Jesse Edwards, Quinn Slazinski, Akok Akok, Kerr Kriisa and Patrick Suemnick. Kriisa and Suemnick each have eligibility with the COVID year if they choose to use it. Slazinski is still searching for a medical redshirt from the 2022-23 season at Iona.

Former WVU HC Bob Huggins represented guard Kerr Kriisa, as the two embraced after Kriisa walked down the carpet.

In their first matchup, TCU defeated West Virginia 81-65 in Fort Worth, Texas on Feb. 12. Heading into Wednesday’s game, the Horned Frogs were an all-time 0-11 at the WVU Coliseum.

West Virginia will have a couple of days off before traveling to face Cincinnati in the regular season finale. The Mountaineers and Bearcats will tipoff at 2 p.m. on ESPN+.

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