The West Virginia Mountaineers (15-8, 5-5 BE) travel to Rhode Island to take on Providence (13-10, 2-8 BE) in the Dunkin Donuts Center on Sunday. The Mountaineers are trying to end a three game losing streak.
The Providence Friars are led by Vincent Council and Bryce Cotton. The duo leads the team in points and assists. They combine for 31.3 PPG and 9.8 APG. LaDontae Henton leads the team in rebounds averaging 8.9 a game. The team is 121st in the nation in field goal percentage at 44.8% and 127th in the nation in points per game averaging 70.4.
Kevin Jones continues to lead the Mountaineers in points per game and rebounds averaging 20.9 and 11.5, respectively. Truck Bryant is averaging 17 PPG. The Mountaineers are 32nd in the nation in assists. Jabarie Hinds and Gary Browne are averaging a combined 6.4 per game. West Virginia is 65th in the nation in points per game averaging 74 and 95th in the nation in field goal percentage at 45.5%.
This game is crucial for the Mountaineers. A win could help save their tournament hopes and rebuild confidence for the young players on the team. The game tips at noon and can be seen on ESPN3 and the Big East Network.