Scores

Final

South Florida 59

(6-11, 1-4 Big East)

West Virginia 62

(13-4, 2-2 Big East)

    12:00 PM ET, January 17, 2009

    WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

    1 2 T
    USF 20 3959
    WVU 34 2862

    Top Performers

    South Florida: D. Jones 35 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast

    West Virginia: D. Butler 27 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    West Virginia 62, South Florida 59

    Associated Press

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Da'Sean Butler scored 27 and Alex Ruoff added 19 to lead West Virginia to a 62-59 win over South Florida on Saturday.

    Butler scored 17 points in the first half for the Mountaineers (13-4, 2-2 Big East Conference). He scored eight straight points during a 20-3 run as West Virginia claimed a 32-17 lead in the first half.

    The Mountaineers went on to build their biggest lead at 17 points in the first half, before heading into halftime with a 34-20 advantage.

    South Florida (6-11, 1-4) did cut West Virginia's lead to 51-50 on a 3-pointer by Dominique Jones with 5:27 left in the second half. The Bulls kept the margin at one point down the stretch but never pulled ahead as the Mountaineers went up by five points on Alex Ruoff's free throw.

    Jones led South Florida with 35 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USF
    WVU
    Points 59 62
    FG Made-Attempted 20-55 (.364) 20-52 (.385)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-24 (.667) 16-21 (.762)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 17

    2008-09 Season

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    » Jan 17, 2009 @WVU 62, USF 59Recap
    Mar 1, 2009 WVU 64, @USF 50Recap