Scores

Final

Providence 65

(10-13, 0-9 Big East)

West Virginia 67

(14-7, 4-6 Big East)

    8:00 PM ET, February 9, 2005

    WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

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    PROV 36 2965
    WVU 38 2967

    Top Performers

    Providence: R. Gomes 33 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    West Virginia: T. Sally 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    West Virginia 67, Providence 65

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Tyrone Sally scored 15 points and Jeff Parmer missed a last-second 3-pointer as West Virginia extended Providence's Big East winless streak 67-65 Wednesday night.

    Sally broke a 58-all tie with eight straight points for a 66-58 lead with three minutes left.

    But WVU (14-7, 4-6 Big East) turned the ball over three straight times.

    Providence (10-13, 0-9) capitalized, hitting a 3-pointer and feeding a dominating Ryan Gomes inside twice to pull within one, 66-65. Gomes scored 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

    Big East leading 3-point shooter Donnie McGrath then missed a wide open look from the top of the key, and D'or Fischer blocked Gomes' shot with 16 seconds left.

    The Mountaineers have won two straight Big East games for the first time this year.

    Providence, conversely, has lost its last 12 Big East games and is off to the worst conference start in school history.

    Kevin Pittsnogle, in his just third start of the year, scored 13 points for West Virginia. Frank Young added a career-high 11.<

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PROV
    WVU
    Points 65 67
    FG Made-Attempted 28-65 (.431) 24-52 (.462)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-3 (1.000) 15-21 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 9

    2004-05 Season

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    Jan 29, 2005 WVU 82, @PROV 78Recap
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