MORGANTOWN - Bob Huggins gets a victory in game number 1,000, defeating TCU 63-50.
Behind freshmen Terry Henderson and Eron Harris, West Virginia (12-11, 5-5) is now above the .500 mark and even in conference play.
Henderson played arguably his best game of the season. The first year player out of Raleigh, North Carolina, had 15 points after the first half. The rest of the team had 16 combined at the time. He finished with 17 points, a game-high.
Harris continued his impressive conference performances with a 14 point outing today. Harris continues to lead the team in scoring in conference games as a freshman.
The game was sloppy immediately after the tip. Four minutes into the game, West Virginia had a 2-0 lead.
TCU (10-13, 1-9) had four turnovers in four minutes, and the teams had a combined 13 fouls in the first eight minutes.
West Virginia would find its stroke when Huggins' squad started to play as a team. At one point in the first half, the Mountaineers had an assist for every basket they had made. By the end of the game, they had 17 assists on 22 made field goals.
The biggest difference in this game was the lack of production from the TCU bench. Outside of their starting five, they had just five points from supporting players. West Virginia had 24, with the majority coming from Terry Henderson.
Jabarie Hinds also played well as the sophomore guard scored 12 points with four rebounds and four assists.
Shooting wise, WVU kept up the strong shooting that has sprouted recently. The team shot 51.2% from the field, which includes making 7-of-10 three-point field goals.
Next up for West Virginia will be the Baylor Bears on Wednesday. The Mountaineers sit one game back from their conference rivals.