The West Virginia Mountaineers (15-7, 5-4 BE) are set to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers (13-9, 2-7 BE) in the Coliseum tonight. The Mountaineers are coming off a heartbreaking and controversial loss in Syracuse. The Panthers broke an eight game losing streak with wins over Providence and Georgetown.
The Panthers are led by seniors Ashton Gibbs and Nasir Robinson. They combine for 29.1 PPG and 9.2 RPG. Sophomore Talib Zanna averages 6.3 PPG and 6 RPG. The Panthers are 17th in the nation in assists. Tray Woodall and Lamar Patterson lead the team combing for an average 11.2 assists per game. Pitt is 105th in the nation in PPG averaging 71.4 and 70th in the nation in field goal percentage averaging 46.2%.
Kevin Jones continues to lead the Mountaineers in points and rebounds averaging 20.9 and 11.4, respectively. Truck Bryant is averaging 17.1 PPG. Jabarie Hinds and Gary Browne are leading the team in assists combining for an average 6.5 per game. The Mountaineers are 55th in the nation in PPG averaging 74.3 and 86th in the nation in field goal percentage averaging 45.7%.
The Mountaineers need this win. It is crucial to regroup and get the season back on track. The game tips at 7:00 and can be seen on ESPN.