BlueGoldNews.com Player of the Game - Syracuse

WVU's junior forward battled hard on both ends of the floor in West Virginia's 65-52 loss to Syracuse.

Sally turned in a solid all-around game as West Virginia battled the Orangemen before dropping a closer-thatn-it-looked 13 point loss. Playing at the top of WVU's 1-3-1 defense, Sally kept the ball out of Gerry McNamara's hands, and forced the Syracuse offense to one side of the floor time and again.

Offensively, Sally hit five of his ten shots from the field, including 1-3 from three-point range for a final total of 12 points. The Virginia native also added seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes of action.

Other than Sally and Kevin Pittsnogle, WVU's ppor shooting again did them in. The Mountaineers hit just 37.0% from the field, and shot an abysmal 5-28 from three-point range.