West Virginia vs. Texas: Full Game Preview

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West Virginia vs. Texas: Full Game Preview
West Virginia
(7-6, 1-5 away)
Texas
(8-6, 8-1 home)
Venue: Frank C. Erwin, Jr., Special Events Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
West Virginia A Murray 10.6 A Murray 7.7 J Staten 2.9
Texas S McClellan 15.2 J Holmes 7.7 J Felix 6.5

The Mountaineers fell 67-57 to Oklahoma on January 5th. Terry Henderson finished with 21 points in the loss. He contributes 3.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 8.4 points per game. The Longhorns were defeated by Baylor 86-79 on January 5th despite 26 points and 5 rebounds from Javan Felix. He leads the team in assists with 6.5 per game and steals with 1.6 per game. A key area of strength for Texas is free throw rate at 42.0, which ranks 1st in their conference (and 38th nationally).

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  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. West Virginia has a stronger schedule than Texas this season (SOS Rank: #39 vs #121).
  • West Virginia players are more experienced than Texas players (10,590 minutes played vs 5,629 minutes played).
  • Morgantown isn't as congested as Austin (population is significantly lower).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? West Virginia currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (979 to 1000) than Texas, per the NCAA.
  • Even computers respect West Virginia more. We have a better RPI this season than Texas (RPI: #78 vs #105).
  • The West Virginia basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Texas (71% vs 42%).
  • Juwan Staten is ranked 6th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • West Virginia is a better free-throw-shooting team (71.8% vs 64.1%) than Texas this season.
  • Texas has to pay up to win. The coach for West Virginia has a much lower base salary than Texas ($1,700,000 vs $2,150,000).
WVU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Aaric Murray 24 11 8 1 1 2 1
C+ Juwan Staten 31 11 3 3 1 0 2
C Terry Henderson 21 8 3 1 1 0 1
C Gary Browne 21 8 3 2 1 0 1
C Deniz Kilicli 21 8 5 1 0 0 2
C- Keaton Miles 17 4 3 1 1 1 1
C- Jabarie Hinds 21 7 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Kevin Noreen 16 3 4 1 0 0 1
D+ D. Rutledge 13 3 3 1 0 1 1
D+ Eron Harris 13 5 1 0 1 0 1
D+ Matt Humphrey 10 5 2 0 1 0 1
D Volodymyr Gerun 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Aaron Brown 9 1 2 1 0 0 0
D Richard Romeo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Aric Dickerson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEX Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- S. McClellan 32 15 5 1 1 0 2
B- Javan Felix 37 10 4 6 2 0 4
C+ Julien Lewis 28 12 3 1 1 0 2
C Jonathan Holmes 23 8 8 0 1 1 2
C I. Papapetrou 19 6 4 1 0 1 2
C Cameron Ridley 20 5 5 0 0 2 2
C- Connor Lammert 19 4 4 1 0 0 1
D+ Prince Ibeh 11 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Jaylen Bond 11 1 3 0 0 0 1
D D. Holland 13 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Andrew Dick 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
D Dean Melchionni 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
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