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Mountaineers host VMI tonight

November 28, 2012
By Andrew Davis - Staff Writer (adavis@theintermountain.com) , The Inter-Mountain

West Virginia will look to end its two game losing streak as the Mountaineers play host to Virignia Miltary Institute at 7 p.m. in the team's home opener at the WVU? Coliseum.

The Mountaineers (1-3)?are fresh from playing in the Old Spice tournament in Orlando (Fla.), finishing in fourth place, losing in the third-place game to Oklahoma 77-70 Sunday.

West Virginia, which leads the all-time series 42-5, is led by junior center Aaric Murray, who leads the team in scoring at 9.5 points per game and 6.5 rebounds.

Following Murray in scoring is sophomore guard Jabarie Hinds (9.3), sophomore guard Juwan State (9.0) and senior forward Deniz Kilicli (8.5). Freshman guard Terry Henderson (6.3) rounds out the projected starting lineup for head coach Bob Huggins.

Sophomore guard Gary Browne (9.3) and freshman guard Eron Harris (5.0) are the first two off the bench for the Mountaineers.

The Keydets are coming off a 90-81 win over Elon College last Saturday.

VMI?(3-3) is led by senior forward Stan Okoye, who is averaging 21 points per game this year.

Following Okoye in scoring is junior center D.J. Covington (15.5), junior guard Rodney Glasgow (11.8) and sophomore guard Brian Brown (10.8). Senior forward Nick?Gore (7.8) rounds out the projected five for VMI.

The Mountaineers will return to action on Dec. 5 as they travel to Charleston to take on Marshall at 7:30 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center.

 
 

 

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