POG: West Virginia - Georgetown
Darris Nichols
Darris Nichols
Staff Writer
Posted Feb 12, 2007


West Virginia fans had little to cheer about as the Mountaineers ran into a grey-clad buzzsaw in our nation's capital on Monday night.

Junior point guard Darris Nichols quietly put together a solid game for an otherwise flat Mountaineer team playing against their third top 25 opponent within a five day span. Nichols finished with 10 points on 4-6 shooting. The floor general was 1-2 from downtown, and turned the ball over just once against a very active Georgetown defense.

NET BURNERS

  • From the beginning of the game, you could tell that this would not be West Virginia's night. The Mountaineers looked a step slow after such a high-energy win over UCLA on Saturday. John Beilein's team had trouble converting for much of the game, which was due in no small part to the Georgetown defense.

  • On the flipside, the Hoyas came out looking like a team that had won its previous seven games. Georgetown shot a blistering 79 percent from the field in the first half, and shot nearly 58 percent for the game. The Mountaineers had no answer for Georgetown giant Roy Hibbert, who was 4-5 from the floor and an equally impressive 12-13 from the foul line.

  • One area where the Mountaineers did excell was on the offensive glass. West Virginia had nine offensive rebounds, which is not an easy thing to do against a starting lineup that features three players that are 6'9" or taller. The Mountaineers also forced 16 Georgetown turnovers, including four steals by senior forward Frank Young.

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