Mountaineers Comfortably Over Terriers 69-44
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In their final contest before departing for Mexico, the Mountaineers comfortably defeated the Boston University Terriers 69-44.
West Virginia (4-0) started the game strong, scoring 15 of the game’s first 17 points. Boston missed on each of its first six shots while turning the ball over twice and committing a personal foul in that time.
The Terriers’ first bucket came 5:29 into the game, making the score 11-2 at the time. At that time WVU freshman Oscar Tshiebwe had already scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds. Tshiebwe powered the Mountaineers all night, finishing the game with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Friday’s game was the first of the season for forward Gabe Osabuohien. The junior Arkansas transfer finally had his transfer waiver accepted by the NCAA on Wednesday, making him eligible to play.
The Mountaineers maintained a double-digit game for the entire first half, entering halftime with a 36-23 advantage.
West Virginia really started to pull away in the second half, building a 20-points lead with 13:29 left to play. The Mountaineers maintained the lead the rest of the way.
Boston struggled from the floor, making only 17-of-52 (32.7%) shots. West Virginia struggled from beyond the arc, shooting only 2-18 (11.1%). Miles McBride and Brandon Knapper made the only WVU threes on the night.
🎥 Highlights from West Virginia's 69-44 victory over Boston University on Friday evening inside the WVU Coliseum.#HailWV pic.twitter.com/8aPcwCrAxA
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The game was the second of the Cancun Challenge for the Mountaineers. The team will travel to Cancun, Mexico next week to take on Northern Iowa on Tuesday and either South Carolina or Wichita State on Wednesday.
The Mountaineers’ next home game will be against Rhode Island on Dec. 1.