The 14th ranked Mountaineers once again flexed their muscles against the Missouri Tigers of the SEC, winning 74-51 to go to 16-3 overall on the season.
After ending the first half on the wrong side of a 17-4 run, West Virginia used a strong second half to put Missouri away. After going out to a 20-6 lead in the first half, the Mountaineers saw that lead cutback to 1, leading the game 24-23 at half. Defense was the name of the game for the Mountaineers in the second half, holding the Tigers mostly in check, despite some garbage buckets late in the game.
Miles McBride led the Mountaineers in scoring, finishing the afternoon with 15 points. Oscar Tshiebwe once again put in a dominant effort, going for 14 points and 8 rebounds. West Virginia also had a decisive advantage in field goal percentage, finishing with 41.5% to Missouri’s 28.3%.
West Virginia will travel to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders Wednesday night, diving back into Big 12 Conference play after this brief hiatus with the Big 12/SEC challenge. The Mountaineers, now with 16 wins on the season, have already surpassed the 15 total wins they had for the 2018-2019 season.