GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

West Virginia 79, South Dakota State 71

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Miles McBride scored a career-high 23 points and No. 15 West Virginia held off South Dakota State 79-71 in the Bad Boys Mowers Crossover Classic.

McBride, selected to the Big 12 All-Freshman team last season, was 9 for 19 from the field for the Mountaineers in the opener.

Sean McNeil added a career-high 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting from the field.

Summit League Player of the Year Douglas Wilson led South Dakota State with 17 points. South Dakota native Noah Freidel had 16.

West Virginia built the lead to as many as 12 points in the second half when McNeil hit a 3-pointer. The Jackrabbits cut it to four with just under two minutes to play on Wilson's 3-point play, but could get no closer. Freidel missed a 3-pointer with just over a minute to play.

Associated Press

November 25, 2020