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Freshmen Lead Mountaineers At Old Spice Classic


A pair of true freshmen led the way for the West Virginia University men's basketball game in its opener at the Old Spice Classic.

Terry Henderson was the first of the two freshmen to make his impact felt. Henderson scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds in the 87-44 win over Marist. He scored all 14 of his points in the first half and helped the Mountaineers put this one away in that first half.

"I saw that we were down earlier in the game and once my number was called it was time to do what I do, make shots and play hard on defense and just to be aggressive," Henderson said following the win.

"Terry has played well," Head Coach Bob Huggins said. "Terry is very quickly I think working his way into the rotation. He makes shots."

Eron Harris also played an important role for the Mountaineers in the Old Spice Classic quarterfinals. Harris scored 15 points and did it by making seven of the eight shots he took in the game.

"It's all about your attitude when you get in and I just tried to do what I do, finish layups and play some defense," Harris stated after the game. "That's what I need to do and try to get this win. We are here to win this. That is all I am focused on."

This team is a deep one. Five Mountaineers finished in double figures. Due to the amount of depth on this team, it is important for the players to understand their roles and stay within those roles.

Both freshmen understood their roles in this game. As a result of that understanding, they both found ways to truly help their team. Henderson did it first with his defense and turned that into offense. Harris stayed within the flow of the offense and knocked down some jumpers.

Harris, Henderson and the rest of the Mountaineers will try to find their way into the Old Spice Classic Championship game by knocking off Davidson on Friday.

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