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WVU Demolishes Texas, 97-59

WVU Demolishes Texas, 97-59

After a loss on the road to the Kansas State Wildcats, the Mountaineers had a chance to get back on track against the Texas Longhorns.

Getting back on track is an understatement.

WVU completely demolished Texas by a final score of 97-59.

Four of West Virginia’s five starters reached double figures, led by Oscar Tshiebwe and Derek Culver with 13 points each. Tshiebwe had a double-double with 11 rebounds. Jermaine Haley added 12 and Jordan McCabe had 10. Logan Routt, Gabe, Osabouhien and Miles McBride added nine points each off the bench.

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The win improved the Mountaineers to 15-3 on the season and 4-2 in Big 12 play. With the loss the Longhorns fell to 12-6 (2-4).

Despite the game being a blowout, the highlight of the game came in the final minute when freshman walk-on Spencer Macke hit a three-pointer and the remaining fans went absolutely nuts.

Up next for the Mountaineers is a Big 12/SEC Challenge game against Missouri on Saturday at the Coliseum at noon. The Longhorns Big 12/SEC Challenge game is against LSU.

Sean is a writer and co-owner at MountaineerSports.com

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