MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Ticker) -- No. 23 West Virginia looks to rebound from an ugly loss to Villanova on Wednesday when St. John's invades the WVU Coliseum on Saturday.
The Mountaineeers, who joined the Top-25 for the first time since 1998 and were off to their first 10-0 start since the 1959-60 season, shot just 27 percent from the floor in their 84-46 loss to the Wildcats. D'or Fischer scored 14 points and Tyrone Salley added 10, but the other three starters combined for three points.West Virginia has six players averaging nine points or more. Salley leads the team with 12.7 points per game, Mike Gansey contributes 11.8 and Fischer 10.1. St. John's lost, 79-65, to Syracuse in its Big East opener Wednesday despite 23 points from Daryll Hill and 20 from Lamont Hamilton. Hill leads the Red Storm, who start three freshmen and two sophomores, in scoring with 18.9 points per game. Hamilton scores 14 with a team-high 7.4 rebounds. Both players are sophomores.St. John's leads the all-time series, 15-12, but West Virginia won both matchups last season.