MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia men’s basketball’s nonconference home matchup against Monmouth is officially underway.
Follow along below for live updates of WVU-Monmouth:
FINAL: Monmouth beats WVU 73-65.
0:20: Fruitless possession for the Mountaineers, and Monmouth gets the ball back with the same score.
0:28: WVU has the ball down 71-65.
0:42: Seth Wilson nails a three, and the Hawks are back at the stripe up 69-65.
0:50: The Hawks go to the free-throw line up 69-62.
1:28: Same score, but to make matters worse, Kobe Johnson is down on the floor with an injury.
1:53: Monmouth is up 69-58 with just under two minutes to play.
3:38: The Hawks take a 66-53 lead, and fans start hitting the exits.
5:31: With the Coliseum as loud as its been all night, Xander Rice drains a three to silence the crowd. Monmouth leads 61-53.
7:51: It seems like every time WVU generates a bucket, Monmouth has a response, and the Hawks take a 56-49 advantage into the under-eight timeout. The Hawks will have two shots at the line after the break.
11:54: Same score at the under-12 timeout. Monmouth is on top 49-44.
12:32: Harris drills a pair of freebies after a Flagrant 2 on Monmouth. WVU retains possession, and Slazinski scores to trim the lead to 49-44.
12:58: Jack Collins (10 points) and Xander Rice (15 points) continue to gash the WVU defense. The Hawks are up 49-40. The Mountaineers are 3-of-12 from the floor in the second half.
15:23: Edwards adds a bucket with a foul to cool the Monmouth run. The Hawks still lead 44-40.
15:36: The Hawks start the second half on an 12-5 run for a 42-38 lead. Slazinski has all five points for WVU.
19:30: The half starts with a Monmouth shot-clock violation.
HALF: Jesse Edwards hits a buzzer-beating jumper off an offensive rebound, and WVU goes into halftime leading 33-32.
2:01: Monmouth calls a timeout after Quinn Slazinski nails a three and dishes a nice assist to Kobe Johnson for a layup and the 29-27 lead. All of WVU’s starters have five points or more.
3:23: At the under-four timeout, WVU trails 27-24. The Mountaineers are shooting 36% (9-of-25) from the field with seven turnovers. Edwards leads WVU scorers with six points.
4:56: The Hawks shoot three at the line following Edwards’ first foul of the night. After the free throws, Monmouth leads 27-22.
7:27: WVU and Monmouth are tied 22-22 at the under-eight timeout.
9:30: Mountaineers are up 18-17 after Kobe Johnson records a block, then goes coast-to-coast for the layup.
10:17: WVU slims the Monmouth lead to 17-16 after a pair of free throws from Josiah Harris.
12:00: Now Monmouth goes ahead 15-12 after another WVU turnover. That’s six on the night, and the Hawks have scored nine of their 15 points off turnovers.
13:22: The Mountaineers are up 12-10, but they’ve surrendered a pair of Monmouth buckets off turnovers in the last two minutes. WVU has four turnovers after suffering just seven all game vs. Missouri State.
15:27: Edwards has four points and WVU leads 7-4 at the under-16 timeout. The Mountaineers are 3-of-8 from the field.
19:40: WVU wins the tip, and we’re off. Jesse Edwards scores the first bucket of the day for a 2-0 lead.
PREGAME: WVU’s projected lineup is the same as Monday:
- G Kobe Johnson
- G Seth Wilson
- F Josiah Harris
- F Quinn Slazinski
- C Jesse Edwards