Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers have played extremely hard in the first half against the #4 ranked Texas Longhorns, and former West Virginia player turned NBA star Jevon Carter has been watching along with the rest of Mountaineer Nation.

Carter, who is currently averaging 2.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game for the 6-3 Phoenix Suns, said the following during the first half of the Mountaineers’ game today: “This West Virginia team continues to make me proud.  Hold it down fellas.”

Although the Mountaineers are down two big players – Isaiah Cottrell to a season-ending ACL injury and Oscar Tshiebwe to the transfer portal – the team has stepped it up and given tremendous effort in the first half of this game and the second half of last game against Oklahoma State, where they stormed back from 18 points down to beat the Cowboys in the second half.

Jevon Carter is known for being one of the fiercest competitors in all of basketball and this West Virginia team has earned his attention with their continued hard work.  Let’s hope that the Mountaineers can finish the Longhorns off for a huge win in the second half!  With a road game against the #2 Baylor Bears upcoming, West Virginia will need every home win it can get!