MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia men’s basketball’s feast-week matchup against SMU at the Fort Myers Tip-Off is minutes away.
Follow along below for live updates of WVU-SMU:
FINAL: SMU wins 70-58.
3:30: The Mustangs now have a double-digit lead with a 66-54 advantage. The “tale of two halves” cliche rings true tonight.
7:55: The Mustangs take their largest lead of the game at 52-47. WVU is 4-of-18 in the second half, and SMU is outscoring the Mountaineers 27-11.
11:50: This one is starting to go back-and-forth. WVU leads 45-44 after a nice alley-oop from Seth Wilson to Kobe Johnson.
14:00: SMU earns its first lead since the 12:17 mark in the first half. Mustangs up 42-41.
14:53: SMU’s full-court press is hindering the WVU offense, and it’s 41-39 WVU a quarter of the way through the second half.
16:43: Eilert calls a timeout shortly before the under-16 with SMU on a short run. The Mountaineers still lead 38-34.
19:37: Ofri Naveh makes one-of-two free throws, and the second half is underway.
1:01: Edwards and SMU big man Emory Lanier are frequently getting wrapped up, and emotions are starting to show. WVU up 33-25.
3:42: Mountaineers lead 28-23 at the under-four timeout.
4:34: Edwards just slammed his third alley-oop of the game. WVU up 28-20. He has 10 points.
5:39: Jesse Edwards offensive rebound and layup extends the WVU lead to 26-20.
9:23: Mountaineers take a 21-17 lead after a layup from Pat Suemnick.
12:00: A three-point play from Ofri Naveh ties the game at 17-17. WVU is shooting 50% (7-of-14) so far.
13:26: Josh Eilert takes his first timeout with SMU up 15-14 off a 5-0 run.
15:58: WVU leads 10-8 at the under-16 timeout. Quinn Slazinski has eight points on 3-of-3 shooting, which included two three-pointers.
20:00: WVU wins the tip, and we’re off. Immediate Jesse Edwards layup.
WVU is trotting out the same lineup as the Jacksonville State game:
- G Kobe Johnson
- G/F Ofri Naveh
- F Josiah Harris
- F Quinn Slazinski
- C Jesse Edwards