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WVU to host UT tonight

February 4, 2013
By Andrew Davis - Staff Writer (adavis@theintermountain.com) , The Inter-Mountain

West Virginia will look to get the season sweep with Texas as it hosts the Longhorns at 9 p.m. today at WVU Coliseum.

The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

The all-time series is tied at 2-2 and West Virginia defeated Texas back on Jan. 9, 57-53, in overtime.

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The Mountaineers?(10-11, 3-5 Big 12)?are coming off a 77-61 win over Texas Tech on Saturday.

Freshman guard Eron Harris had 18 points in the win over Texas Tech, and is averaging 8.0 points.

Junior center Aaric Murray leads the team in scoring at 10.1 ppg. and had 12 points in the win over Texas in the first meeting,

Sophomore guard Jabarie Hinds (7.5), senior forward Deniz Kilicli (7.4), sophomore guard Gary Browne (7.2) and sophomore forward Kevin Noreen (2.8) have been in the starting lineup, along with Harris.

Harris leads the team with 26 3-point goals for the season, while Noreen is averaging 6.0 rebounds in Big 12 games.

Sophomore guard Juwan Staten (9.9), freshmen guard Terry Henderson (7.6) and senior forward Matt Humphrey (4.6) are others to watch,

Staten leads the team in assists with 58 for the season.

Texas (10-11, 2-6) is coming off a 60-43 win over TCU on Saturday.

The Longhorns are 0-5 on the road and 0-4 in Big 12 road contest.

The Longhorns are led in scoring by sophomore guard Sheldon McClellan (14.8, 4.1 rebounds) and sophomore guard Julien Lewis (11.5).

The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will hold a Military and First Responder Appreciation Night for today's game.

Military members and first responders can purchase a $10 ticket at the Mountaineer Ticket Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or at the Coliseum ticket windows beginning at 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets are still on sale for the game by visiting WVUGAME.com.

 
 

 

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