West Virginia Roundup

dave@friarblog —  February 8th, 2009 6:38 PM
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Here is a roundup of all the articles and headlines from Providence’s loss to West Virginia on Saturday afternoon

BOXSCORES

StatSheet.com

Friars.com

ESPN.com

NEWS AND BLOGS

AP Article: West Virginia dominates Providence 86-59 

Friars.com: Providence Falls to West Virginia, 86-59

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.

Projo.com: Butler did it for Mountaineers, and West Virginia does in PC

Providence College had kept West Virginia University’s Da’Sean Butler, the fourth-leading scorer in the Big East Conference, in check for most of their game Saturday afternoon.

Unfortunately for the Friars, Butler needed little time to make a big impact on the final outcome.

MSNsportsNet.com: Mountaineers Down Friars

West Virginia’s hard-nosed defense and efficient offensive play led the Mountaineers to an 86-59 victory over Providence Saturday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum.

The Mountaineers (16-7, 5-5), snapped their two-game conference losing streak by getting back to basics on their home court as they held the high-scoring Friars (14-9, 6-5) to their second lowest scoring output of the season.

TimesWV.com: Bryant, Ruoff make gains in WVU victory

West Virginia University said hello to a couple of long lost friends on Saturday afternoon as the Mountaineers buried Providence, 86-59 — Alex Ruoff’s shooting eye and Truck Bryant.

The Intelligencer: WVU Pounds Providence

”Our defense was so much better. We created offense from our defense,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins pointed out. ”How many runouts did we get? How many open looks and layups did we get because we created from our defense?’

WV Gazette: Just what the doctor ordered

It, of course, is the prolonged shooting slump West Virginia’s senior guard has battled since before Christmas. In the Mountaineers’ last 11 games – or since he exploded for a school-record nine 3-pointers in a Dec. 23 game against Radford – Ruoff has been pedestrian at best and sometimes downright awful.

But on Saturday, Ruoff came up huge, making six of his seven 3-point tries and sparking West Virginia to a much-needed 86-59 rout of Providence in front of a crowd of 11,091 at the Coliseum.

The Sports Network: Recap: West Virginia vs. Providence

Alex Ruoff posted a game-high 24 points and passed out six assists to lead the West Virginia Mountaineers to an 86-59 victory over the Providence Friars in a Big East clash at WVU Coliseum.

Mountainlair: Alex Ruoff Would Like To Remind You Why You Should Guard Him

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