West Virginia men’s basketball is in Fort Worth for a Big 12 conference matchup with the TCU Horned Frogs, the second meeting between the two programs this year. The visiting Mountaineers are looking to close out their second season sweep of the season after defeating the Horned Frogs in January in Morgantown.
This game log will have updates as the game unfolds, so be sure to check back. For a full preview of today’s game, click here.
28.3 (WVU 60, TCU 65): Taz Sherman sinks a deep three to make it a three-point game, but an offensive rebound for TCU on the other end turns into a bucket with just 28 seconds left for Kevin Samuel. He’s been crucial for TCU with 19 points on perfect shooting from the field after missing much of the last game with foul trouble.
1:36 (WVU 57, TCU 61): Shooting from the arc and the foul line gets TCU ahead by two possessions quickly in the overtime period. The Mountaineers have made just one of their 5 shots so far in overtime.
END 2H: FREE BASKETBALL! Neither team scores in the final seconds, which means we’re headed to overtime.
26.3 (WVU 55, TCU 55): The Mountaineers get the stop and Bob Huggins calls timeout to draw something up. There is a three-second difference between the two clocks, with 23 showing on the shot clock. Derek Culver has reached his double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
45.1 (WVU 55, TCU 55): With the game neck-and-neck, the officials go to the monitor to determine possession on an out-of-bounds play. The ball will go to TCU with 12 seconds on the shot clock.
3:57 (WVU 50, TCU 53): Sean McNeil gives his regards in the second half, sinking a pair of jumpshots as the Mountaineers try to keep it close. His total is now at 6 points, tying him with Miles McBride and Jermaine Haley. Derek Culver has 12, and is just a rebound away from another double-double against the Horned Frogs. The pace of the game has also gone up, with each team’s last possession ending in a turnover.
8:00 (WVU 44, TCU 48): The Mountaineers are keeping close to the Horned Frogs behind the shooting touch of Taz Sherman, who now leads everyone with 13 points. The Mountaineers are shooting 42 percent from the floor, a number which is greatly boosted by Sherman’s 5-of-7 shooting.
11:35 (WVU 40, TCU 44): Taz Sherman gets to 11 points on the game after he drills a mid-range jumper right before the media timeout. He is tied with Kevin Samuel to lead all scorers.
15:55 (WVU 33, TCU 37): Like the first half, the second starts off with the table tilted in favor of TCU. The Horned Frogs are penetrating, with all of their points coming inside so far. West Virginia’s only bucket of the half so far comes from Miles McBride. On the boards, it should be noted that WVU has a massive advantage so far, out-rebounding TCU 22 to 13. West Virginia has almost as many offensive rebounds (10) as TCU does on the defensive glass (12).
West Virginia first half scorers: Culver (10); Sherman (7); Haley (6); Matthews, McBride, McCabe, McNeil (2)
TCU first half scorers: Bane (8); Samuel (7); Fuller, Nembhard (4); Farabello (3); Grayer (2); Dennis (1)
HALF: West Virginia 31, TCU 29 — Kevin Samuel tops off a TCU 8-0 run in the final seconds of the half to bring the Horned Frogs within two, while WVU ends the half on a 3:30 scoring drought.
3:30 (WVU 29, TCU 21): TCU gets a 6-point swing before the Mountaineers make 4 of those points right back up before the media timeout. Jordan McCabe gets his first two points on a bizarre play — Derek Culver set him a screen and rolled to the hoop, and McCabe’s intended lob ended up going off the backboard and in the basket for two. Jermaine Haley is heading to the line with the hopes of getting the Mountaineers back to a double-digit lead.
7:57 (WVU 25, TCU 15): The Mountaineer run is now up to 15-1, with 11 unanswered points. It was extended by Taz Sherman, whose 7 points is the second-highest among all scorers. While the Horned Frogs haven’t made their last 5 field goals, they’ve also gone scoreless over the last 4:55.
10:07 (WVU 20, TCU 15): Derek Culver is staying strong through the first half, logging 8 points in his 8 minutes so far. The last 4 of his points came on the back end of a 6-0 Mountaineer run, as WVU finds a scoring stroke.
14:43 (WVU 8, TCU 11): After a fast start by TCU, the Mountaineers have put some baskets together keep it within a possession. Oscar Tshiebwe seemed to have some trouble out of the gate with Kevin Samuel, who made the first two buckets of the game on the board inside. Bob Huggins took him out within the first two minutes for Derek Culver, who grabbed two rebounds and scored two points right away.
- Miles McBride
- Taz Sherman
- Jermaine Haley
- Emmitt Matthews Jr.
- Oscar Tshiebwe
- Desmond Bane
- PJ Fuller
- Jaire Grayer
- RJ Nembhard
- Kevin Samuel