Boxscore
West Virginia 83, Villanova 69
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Officials - John Cahill, Pat Driscoll, John Gaffney
Attendance - 11262

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Villanova 36 33 69
West Virginia 40 43 83

Recap


Darryl Bryant poured in a career-high 34 points, including 11 during a late 20-4 run that spurred host West Virginia past Villanova 83-69 in the Big East opener for both.

The senior Bryant combined with freshman Gary Browne for all the scoring during the burst as the Mountaineers (10-3) made it seven straight meetings the schools have alternated wins.

Browne delivered all of his 11 points in the second half, and Kevin Jones added 13 points and seven rebounds for West Virginia, which was coming off back-to-back overtime games at the Las Vegas Classic (a win over Missouri State and loss to No. 7 Baylor).

Dominic Cheek and Maalik Wayns had 20 points apiece for Villanova (7-6), which is 1-6 on the road. A jumper by Wayns had tied what was a close game throughout at 63 with 5:50 remaining before Bryant and Browne took over.

Neither team led by more than six in the first half. The Mountaineers claimed a 40-36 halftime edge despite getting points from only four players – Bryant (13 points), Jones (11), Deniz Kilicli (eight) and reserve Aaron Brown (eight).

Cheek surpassed his 11.5 points game average by halftime on a late three-point play late that gave him 13 at the break. The junior guard added five more as part of a 9-1 run that put Villanova ahead 45-41.

Villanova Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
James Bell 21:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 5 6 0 4 0 0 0 2
Dominic Cheek 36:00 8-15 3-7 1-1 4 2 6 2 3 2 0 0 20
JayVaughn Pinkston 25:00 2-6 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 0 2 0 4
Maalik Wayns 37:00 7-19 0-3 6-6 0 2 2 7 5 2 6 1 20
Mouphtaou Yarou 31:00 6-8 0-0 1-2 4 4 8 0 4 0 2 1 13
Darrun Hilliard 13:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 0
Markus Kennedy 15:00 3-4 0-0 0-2 4 3 7 0 1 0 2 1 6
Ty Johnson 15:00 1-4 0-0 2-4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
Achraf Yacoubou 7:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Maurice Sutton 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-61 3-14 10-15 15 20 35 12 21 4 15 3 69
  45.9% 21.4% 66.7% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 15

West Virginia Mountaineers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Darryl Bryant 39:00 12-23 4-10 6-7 2 1 3 3 3 2 2 1 34
Jabarie Hinds 32:00 2-10 1-3 1-1 1 3 4 5 3 1 1 0 6
Kevin Jones 37:00 5-11 0-4 3-4 4 3 7 0 1 0 0 1 13
Deniz Kilicli 31:00 4-7 0-0 2-6 3 5 8 4 3 2 1 2 10
Keaton Miles 9:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Aaron Brown 18:00 3-6 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 8
Gary Browne 22:00 4-6 1-1 2-2 1 2 3 3 2 1 2 0 11
Kevin Noreen 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Dominique Rutledge 7:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 200 30-64 8-21 15-22 13 16 29 16 16 9 7 4 83
  46.9% 38.1% 68.2% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 7
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