GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

West Virginia 62, North Texas 50

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Sean McNeil scored 15 points and No. 11 West Virginia rallied in the second half for a 62-50 win over North Texas.

Taz Sherman added 13 points and Derek Culver had 10 points - all in the second half - and 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers (5-1), who trailed by eight points at halftime but scored the first 18 points of the second half to take control.

Culver scored seven points during the decisive run.

Javion Hamlet scored 15 points and Thomas Bell had 12 for North Texas (1-3).

West Virginia shot an abysmal 9 of 35, including 1 of 8 from 3-point range, in the first half and trailed 29-21 at the break.

But in the second half it was the Mean Green who couldn't buy a basket, shooting 6 of 33, including 2 of 15 on 3-point attempts.

West Virginia outscored the Mean Green 16-6 in the paint in second half after being outperformed 20-10 in the paint in the first 20 minutes.


December 11, 2020