Scores

Final

Providence 59

(14-9, 6-5 Big East)

West Virginia 86

(16-7, 5-5 Big East)

    4:00 PM ET, February 7, 2009

    WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

    1 2 T
    PROV 27 3259
    WVU 42 4486

    Top Performers

    Providence: G. McDermott 6 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk

    West Virginia: A. Ruoff 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    West Virginia 86, Providence 59

    Associated Press

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Alex Ruoff scored 24 points and West Virginia beat Providence 86-59 on Saturday.

    The Mountaineers (16-7, 5-5 Big East) led for the final 35 minutes of play, taking the lead for good on a basket by Ruoff with 15:30 left in the game. West Virginia went into halftime with a 42-27 lead.

    The Friars (14-9, 6-4) made a quick run in the second half, trimming the deficit to 11 with just over 11 minutes to play. West Virginia responded with an 11-2 run to put the game away.

    The Mountaineers were particularly lethal from downtown, sinking 11 of their 25 3-point attempts in the game.

    Da'Sean Butler scored 17 points and Devin Ebanks added 13 for West Virginia.

    Jeff Xavier led Providence with 15 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PROV
    WVU
    Points 59 86
    FG Made-Attempted 21-56 (.375) 32-64 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-18 (.167) 11-25 (.440)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 11-14 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 27

    2008-09 Season

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