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West Virginia forward Remi Dibo battles TCU Horned Frogs forward Brandon Parrish (11) for a loose ball during the first half at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

 

FORT WORTH, Texas — Live updates from West Virginia’s 74-69 win at TCU on Saturday afternoon, a victory that saw the Mountaineers (9-5, 1-0 Big 12) end a six-game losing streak in true road games:

West Virginia 74, TCU 69 (Final)
After TCU goes into desperation mode and comes up empty on offense, Staten corals a long tipped-out rebound and hits the clinching layup. Staten finished with 15 points, more than half of those in the final four minutes. Harris closed with 22, while Williams had 12 and Henderson 10. … For TCU, Amric Fields scored 22 and Brandon Parrish added 18, while Kyan Anderson scored 12.
West Virginia 72, TCU 67 (0:34 second half)
First, TCU’s Christian Gore takes a wild shot off the side of the backboard. Then on the next possession, Parrish fires a crosscourt pass to no one. WVU takes over on the out-of-bounds and Staten is fouled with 34 seconds left. State makes 1-of-2.
West Virginia 71, TCU 67 (1:44 second half)
After Brandon Parrish’s 3 pulls TCU within 67-65, Staten answers with a jumper in the lane. After TCU counters with Fields on a drive to make it 69-67, Staten gets free again, driving the right side of the lane. Staten has 12 points now and is taking over in crunch time.
West Virginia 66, TCU 62 (3:56 second half)
Harris has 22 points and WVU is clinging to the lead, having staved off TCU throughout the second half in what has been a one-possession game on numerous occasions. The Mountaineers are 17-of-23 at the foul line today, which could figure hugely in to the outcome.
West Virginia 55, TCU 50 (10:09 second half)
The Mountaineers are enjoying a 28-19 rebounding edge after a stickback by Harris. And Texas Christian’s 3-point shooting has cooled off considerably—heck, it had to—as the Frogs have entered a 1-of-8 stretch. WVU is 6-of-14 from 3-point range, but 0-of-2 in the second half, as it tries to score more from in close.
West Virginia 52, TCU 48 (11:54 second half)
Williams took an awkward spill after being undercut on a runout by Charles Hill. Couldn’t disceern if he hurt an ankle or tweaked the back injury that slowed him last week vs. William & Mary. At any rate, he returned a couple minutes later after Watkins picked up fouls on back-to back possessions. Williams has 11 points and seven rebounds
West Virginia 49, TCU 41 (14:58 second half)
Neither team makes a dent for the first 2:49 of the half until Williams grabs a missed shot for the putback dunk. That came a few moments after the big freshman forward failed to finish a layup attempt and saw the ball carom out of bounds off his foot. Williams yelled in frustration—he continues to have difficulty converting at the rim—but Harris was there in a heartbeat, smiling wide and patting the rookie on the back.
West Virginia 42, TCU 39 (Halftime)
Weirdest facet of the first-half stats: WVU has shot 39 percent, while TCU has made 51 percent, yet the visitors lead. Attribute that to a 7-2 edge in second-chance points and the Mountaineers’ 19-14 edge in rebounding. Harris has 13 points, while Williams and Adrian have scored nine each. Adding to WVU’s fortunate-to-be-ahead feeling is the fact Juwan Staten is only 1-of-5 from the floor for three points. … TCU has 13 points from Fields, nine from Anderson and eight by Parrish.
West Virginia 42, TCU 39 (Halftime)
Williams converts a three-point play after being fouled by Jarvis Ray on a layup. Nathan Adrian follows with a 3-pointer as WVU closes the half with a 19-11 run over the final 5 minutes.
West Virginia 36, TCU 35 (2:10 first half)
WVU reclaimed the lead on an alley-oop from Staten to Harris, who was streaking behind TCU’s zone. That’s 13 for Harris, who is 3-of-3 from deep but only 1-of-4 from 2-point range. Boy, this team has trouble scoring in-close.
TCU 31, West Virginia 28 (5:19 first half)
After seven straight makes from long distance, Texas Christian finally misses a 3-pointer as Amric Fields takes a too-quick 24-footer in transition. I was beginning to believe the Frogs were shooting with a women’s ball. Remember, they came into the game ranked 191st nationally at 33.7 percent.
TCU 28, West Virginia 23 (9:32 first half)
The Horned Frogs now 7-of-7 from 3-point range after Brandon Parrish swishes from the corner. That’s the same corner where Anderson got free and launched the previous 3—the same corner where West Virginia’s bench is situated. So Huggins and his staff had an awfully good look at the defense’s failure to rotate.
Pregame notes
Leading scorer Eron Harris not in the starting lineup today for West Virginia, the first time that has happened this year. Reportedly he’s under the weather.

 

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Comments

  • Mike in Teays Valley

    WVU New Years Resolutions:

    1. Sweep TCU (Check) and TT on the road
    2. Come home to a fired up, (and jam packed!) home crowd and knock off a banged up Oklahoma State squad.
    3. Follow up with another great crowd on Monday for another win against Texas.
    We are all of a sudden 12 & 5 and getting some national attention.

    Still a long shot for the NCAA's but this kind of run would at least assure some post season tourney experience.

    Great win by the women as well today.

    Go Mountaineers!

  • Mountaineer in SC

    Correction on the women's score. It was 71-67 WVU. Sorry for the previous error

  • Mountaineer in SC

    Lady Mountaineers just knocked off #11, and uindefeated, Oklahoma State 74-69. Great win!!!

  • Just Pass Through

    Lady mountaineers just upset 0SU number 11 and the country great day to be a Mountaineer for man and women wherever you may be.... 13 in a row

  • justme

    WVU ladies win great day to be a mountaineer

  • mineralcounty

    Great to see Big Nate finally play inside the 3 point line too. Best game of his young career if you ask me. Great road win!

    • madhatter

      i find it hard to consider this a great win....i mean , they are the bottom feeders of the big 12,,, i am not convinced that wvu has had any great wins in the last year and half , anywhere.
      when we beat okla st, or kansas, or maybe baylor on the road, then i will call those great wins.

      • Yogi Wahoo

        Gomer hatter....when you sat on the end of the bench in 4th grade and the coach HAD to play you is this the moment when you decided to be a tool?.......or was it when you dribbled the ball off your foot out of bounds?

      • huggins fan

        If you can't be positive don't say anything at all. These young guys played a great game an a win is a win. This is college basketball. Surprises everyday. If you consider yourself a wvu fan an u put them down win or lose you aren't a true fan. So go somewhere. I'm glad to see these young men prove all u negative people wrong. Go mountaineers!

        • madhatter

          so , any win for wvu is a great win? how pathetic,,, we have fallen so far when we consider any win a great win.

          • mineralcounty

            Any conference road win is a great win. No matter who you are or who you beat. That's the beauty of college basketball. Every game matters. Number one reason I don't watch NBA.

  • D.P.

    Great road win WV!!!!! Keep it up and you're going to surprise (disappoint) the NEGATIVE NELLIES!!!!!

  • Just Passing Though

    Just in case ...if you are interested the Lady Mountaineers are on FS1. Now 7 PM when this game goes off between the DePaul and Craigton ....they have won 12 in a row..... They're a very good team fun to watch...

  • Bernie

    Passing was much better, Williams is going to be a very good player, Staten is a great point guard and the other players are now finding their identity.

  • WVA-1

    Nice road win, won with free throws. Not bad for a bunch of sophomores a bunch of freshmen and a few juniors.

  • Just Passing Though

    Did someone say it's a ( Great day to be a Mountaineer wherever you are ).... Swallow that one /:;;:/ Oh well you know who you are...

    • Graywv

      You got it "Its always a Great Day to be a MOUNTAINEER"! GO MOUNTAINEERS

  • 4WVUinKY

    Nice road win Mounties...now let's take TTU and keep it going!

  • madhatter

    i didn't find the game on tv until the very end... good to see we won one that we were suppose to.. their rpi was worse than ours so , again it's one we didn't let get away...maybe this will build some confidence..NOw on to TTU for another one we are supose to win.
    congrats wvu bb.

  • Maineiac

    Great win they finally learned how to finish. They will get better each game. The two freshmen look great. A good young team.

  • No Luck

    Who cares

    • GoEers

      you must care since you logged on and posted you no good marshall troll

    • Daniel

      Glad u don't we don't need u to watch or care

    • Andy

      Your mum cares.