The West Virginia Mountaineers face the 23rd ranked Louisville Cardinals Saturday in the Coliseum. The Mountaineers have won one of their last five games and are looking to turn it around and gain some momentum to close out the last six games of the regular season. The Cardinals have won five straight.
Kevin Jones is continuing to lead the Mountaineers in scoring and rebounding averaging 20.6 and 11.2, respectively. Truck Bryant is the second leading scorer for the Mountaineers despite not making a basket in the loss against Notre Dame. He is averaging 16.9. Jabarie Hinds and Bryant are leading the team in assists. They average a combined 6.5. The Mountaineers are now 68th in the nation in PPG averaging 73.6. They are 37th in the nation in rebounding, 33rd in assists, and 94th in field goal percentage at 45.4%.
Kyle Kuric and Russ Smith lead the Cardinals in scoring. They combine for an average 25.1 PPG. The Cardinals are 15th in the nation in rebounding. Gorgui Dieng and Chane Behanan lead the team averaging a combined 17.2 per game. The team is 51st in the nation in assists. Peyton Siva leads the team averaging 5.7. The Cardinals are 94th in the nation in PPG averaging 71.6 and 160th in the nation in field goal percentage at 43.8%.
The game tips at noon and can be seen on ESPN and ESPN3.