Texas vs. West Virginia: Full Game Preview

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Texas vs. West Virginia: Full Game Preview
Texas
(10-11, 0-8 away)
West Virginia
(10-11, 7-3 home)
Venue: WVU Coliseum
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 04, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas S McClellan 14.8 J Holmes 7.1 J Felix 5.6
West Virginia A Murray 10.1 A Murray 6.5 J Staten 2.9

West Virginia welcomes Texas to WVU Coliseum on Monday. The game gets underway at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN. The Mountaineers defeated the Longhorns 57-53 on January 9th.

West Virginia is in 7th place in the conference and needs to hold off 8th place Texas.

The 18 points by Eron Harris helped the Mountaineers to a 77-61 cakewalk over Texas Tech on February 2nd. He is putting up 8.0 points per game while also averaging 2.1 rebounds per game. In a 60-43 blowout of TCU on February 2nd, Ioannis Papapetrou put up 13 points and 9 rebounds for the Longhorns. He is averaging 7.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

Texas StatSmack

  • Boom! West Virginia defeated Texas by 4 points the last time they played (Jan 09, 2013).
  • Even computers respect West Virginia more. We have a better RPI this season than Texas (RPI: #100 vs #139).
  • Morgantown isn't as congested as Austin (population is significantly lower).
  • West Virginia players are more experienced than Texas players (12,215 minutes played vs 7,079 minutes played).
  • 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.
  • Juwan Staten is ranked 10th in the Big 12 in assists.
  • Aaric Murray is ranked 10th in the Big 12 in rebounds and 5th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • How does our back look? West Virginia is ranked higher than Texas in the Big 12 (#7 vs #9).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. West Virginia has a stronger schedule than Texas this season (SOS Rank: #17 vs #57).
TEX Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- S. McClellan 30 15 4 1 1 0 2
C+ Javan Felix 35 8 3 6 1 0 3
C+ Julien Lewis 30 12 3 2 1 0 2
C Jonathan Holmes 22 8 7 0 1 1 2
C I. Papapetrou 21 8 5 1 1 1 2
C Cameron Ridley 19 5 5 0 1 2 2
C- Connor Lammert 18 4 4 1 0 0 1
D+ Jaylen Bond 12 2 3 0 0 0 1
D D. Holland 15 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Prince Ibeh 10 2 2 0 0 1 1
D- Andrew Dick 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
D- Dean Melchionni 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
WVU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Aaric Murray 22 10 7 1 1 2 1
C+ Juwan Staten 30 10 3 3 1 0 2
C Terry Henderson 20 8 3 1 1 0 1
C Gary Browne 22 7 3 2 1 0 1
C Eron Harris 18 8 2 1 1 0 1
C Jabarie Hinds 23 8 2 2 1 0 2
C Deniz Kilicli 20 7 4 1 0 0 2
C- Kevin Noreen 18 3 4 1 0 0 1
C- Keaton Miles 13 3 2 1 1 1 0
D+ D. Rutledge 13 3 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Matt Humphrey 11 5 2 0 1 0 1
D Aaron Brown 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Volodymyr Gerun 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Richard Romeo 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Aric Dickerson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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