West Virginia let one slip away to No. 18 Kansas State 65-64 in conference play on Saturday, January 12th. With the loss, the Mountaineers remain winless versus AP-Ranked teams at 0-3 for the season. The Mountaineers were paced by Jabarie Hinds, who put up a season-high 15 points on 60% shooting in 36 minutes. Terry Henderson had 10 points and added two rebounds. For the Wildcats, Shane Southwell finished with a career-high 17 points and four rebounds. West Virginia (8-7, 1-2 Big 12) gets Iowa State (10-4, 0-1 Big 12) on the road on Wednesday, January 16th.
West Virginia Game Notes
- The Mountaineers have been unlucky 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, West Virginia has lost 26 close games.
- Prior to this game, WVU played 55 Top 25 opponents in the last 5 seasons with a record of 20-35.
- West Virginia has lost 100% of the time this season (0-4) after recording 2 or fewer blocks.
- When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 51.0% or better this season, West Virginia has lost 100% of the time (0-3).
- WVU set a season low for rebounds.
- The Mountaineers have recorded more free throws made than their opponents for the past 5 games.
- This is the 7th game at home this season--WVU has a 5.3 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
- The top two scorers (Jabarie Hinds and Aaric Murray) accounted for 40.6% of the points.
- Jabarie Hinds has 3 straight double-digit point games.
- Jabarie Hinds had a career high with a 100% three-point percentage.
Kansas State Game Notes
- The top two scorers (Shane Southwell and Rodney McGruder) accounted for 52.3% of the points.
- The top two rebounders (Jordan Henriquez and Rodney McGruder) accounted for 46.4% of the rebounds.
- Rodney McGruder has 6 straight double-digit point games.
- Shane Southwell set a career high with 17 points.
- This was the 1st foul out of the season for Jordan Henriquez.