West Virginia Falls Despite Huge Game From RaeQuan Battle

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MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia Mountaineers played a tough, back and forth game against the Radford Highlanders but fell late after a game-winning shot from Daquan Smith.

Battle, playing in his first game of the season, led the Mountaineers with 29 points (9-21) and 4 rebounds. Noah Farrakhan, who got his first start at West Virginia, finished the game with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. West Virginia’s leading scorer on the season, Quinn Slazinski, had his worst game of the year, finishing the game with only 4 points (2-10 FG, 0-4 3PT) and 7 rebounds.

Darris Nichols, the former Mountaineer point guard, made his second trip back to Morgantown as the Radford’s head coach, and his team was led by senior guard Daquan Smith, who had 14 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds, and junior forward Justin Archer, who added 12 points and 8 rebounds.


The Mountaineers are back in action on Saturday, December 23rd at 1:00PM against the Toledo Rockets inside the WVU Coliseum. Toledo is currently 6-4 overall and 2-0 on the road. The game can be streamed live on ESPN+.