West Virginia Hammers Austin Peay

The West Virginia Mountaineers moved to 8-1 by beating the Austin Peay Governors by a score of 84-53.

The Mountaineers were led by Emmitt Matthews, Jr, who had 16 points (7-9 from the field and 2-3 from 3 point range) and 10 rebounds.  Oscar Tshiebwe got his fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Derek Culver struggled again, finishing with 4 points (2-5 FG) and 4 rebounds in 22 minutes.  The Mountaineers outrebounded the Governors 48-25.  Terry Taylor, Austin Peay’s outstanding junior guard, paced the Governors with 19 points and 5 rebounds.

The Mountaineers next play Nicholls State Saturday at 2:00PM at the WVU Coliseum.  The game will be televised on ATSN.