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Game Recap: WVU Beats TCU

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Ryan Petrovich, MORGANTOWN -

West Virginia cruised past TCU on Saturday afternoon. The Mountaineers downed the Horned Frogs 81-59.


TCU was able to jump out to an early lead as Karviar Shepard knocked down a few shots for the Horned Frogs. Eron Harris answered for the Mountaineers as he came up with a three-pointer while getting fouled. Harris completed the four-point play as TCU led West Virginia 9-5 16:25 remaining in the first half.


Chase Connor was able to hit a three to for the Mountaineers to bring West Virginia within three. The Mountaineers trailed the Horned Frogs 13-10 with 13:34 left in the first half.


Connor then hit two more three's to help the Mountaineers take the lead. After Juwan Staten had a put-back layup, West Virginia led TCU 18-17 with 10:52 remaining the first.


West Virginia began to feel it behind the arc, Harris and Nathan Adrian both got in on the three-pointers as the Mountaineers went up 26-21 midway through the first half.


Shepherd hit a layup through traffic as the Horned Frogs reclaimed the lead 33-32 with 2:35 remaining in the first.


TCU shot 20-51 (39 percent) from the field and 2-9 (22 percent) from behind the arc. Shepherd led the team in scoring with 14 points while Jarvis Ray scored 13.


Staten hit a midrange jumper while Devin Williams hit one of two from the foul line. The Mountaineers held a three-point lead, 39-33 over the Horned Frogs going into halftime.


Remi Dibo got things started in the second half by hitting a jumper near the corner while Ray knocked down a jumper for the Horned Frogs inside the paint. Harris then knocked down a long-range three as the Mountaineers led 44-38 with 17:49 remaining in the game.


The Mountaineers went 27-63 (43 percent) from the field, 7-20 (35 percent) from three-point land and 20-25 (80 percent) from the free throw line. Harris led the Mountaineers in scoring with 18 while Staten added 17.


After both teams had trouble finding a basket, Gary Browne hit a corner jumper to extend the Mountaineers' lead. West Virginia led TCU 46-40 with 12:34 remaining.


Williams found a put-back layup while Staten came away with a steal on the other end leading Harris into a fast-break layup. The Mountaineers led the Horned Frogs 54-42 midway through the second half.


The Mountaineers began to pull away as Adrian found an "and one" play underneath the basket. West Virginia extended their lead to 16, 58-42 with 10:19 remaining in the contest.


The Mountaineers went on a 15-0 run midway through the second half, as everything seemed to be clicking on both offense and defense.


The rest of the way it was all West Virginia as the Mountaineers buried the Horned Frogs 81-59.

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