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Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers moved to 11-1 and extended its winning streak to 8 games by beating Youngstown State (7-4) 82-52, despite a very slow start in the first half.  The Mountaineers once again came out with no energy early in the game and only led 24-23 at halftime.

However, the second half was a very different story. Senior guard Sean McNeil got hot in the second half, scoring 23 points on 4-4 from three point range after going scoreless in the first half.

In addition to McNeil’s 23, fellow senior guard Taz Sherman had 16 points. Sophomore forward Jalen Bridges added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals.

The Mountaineers will now have an extended break for Christmas and will not play again until January 1st in their Big 12 conference opener in Austin, Texas against the Texas Longhorns.

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