West Virginia Defeats Monmouth 71-53, Prepares for Western Kentucky

West Virginia Defeats Monmouth 71-53

The West Virginia Mountaineers men’s basketball team followed up their season opening home loss to Buffalo with a 71-53 win over Monmouth in the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

Esa Ahmad led the Mountaineers in scoring with 16 points. Sags Konate stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks. James Bolden added 9 points for the Mountaineers.

The Mountaineers were up 41-39 with 15 minutes to go in the game when they scored the next nine points and went on a 25-6 run that pushed the lead to 66-45 with under two minutes remaining.

West Virginia improved to 1-1 with the win. Monmouth dropped to 0-4.

Next up for the Mountaineers is Western Michigan. Tipoff for tonight’s game is at 9 p.m. EST and the game will be televised on ESPNU.

Let’s go Mountaineers!