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West Virginia travels to Duquesne tonight

December 11, 2012
By Andrew Davis Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

West Virginia men's basketball team will look to keep their win streak alive as it travels to Duquesne tonight for a non-conference matchup at 7 p.m. at Consol Energy Center.

The Mountaineers (4-3), who have won the last three games, are coming off a 68-67 victory over Virginia Tech last Saturday afternoon.

West Virginia is led by junior center Aaric Murray who is averaging 10.4 points per game and 7.4 rebounds.

Murray was also named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week last week.

Senior forward Deniz Kilicli is also averaging 10.4 points per game and 6.3 rebounds for the Mountaineers.

Following these two in scoring is sophomore guard Juwan Staten (10.3 ppg). He also made the game-winning basket in the win over Virginia Tech.

Senior guard Jabarie Hinds (7.6 ppg) and freshmen guard Terry Henderson (6.1 ppg) round out the projected starting five for the Mountaineers.

Sophomore guard Gary Browne (8.3 ppg) is one of the first players off the bench for head coach Bob Huggins.

He also leads the team in assists with 15 on the season.

Freshmen guard Eron Harris (5.8 ppg), sophomore forward Keaton Miles (5.4 ppg) and sophomore forward Kevin Noreen (3.1) will also come off the bench for WVU.

Noreen had a big game for the Mountaineers in their win over Virginia Tech, putting up 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Sophomore forward Volodymyr Gerun could see his first action of the season as he became eligible for game action during the Virginia Tech game.

The Dukes (5-4) are coming off an 88-70 win over New Orleans last Saturday.

Duquesne features senior guard Sean Johnson, who leads the team in scoring at 12.9 points per game on the season so far.

Following him in scoring are freshmen guard Derrick Colter (10.4), freshmen guard Jeremiah Jones (7.3), senior forward Andre Marhold (5.9) and sophomore forward Kadeem Pantophlet (5.4), rounding out the projected starting lineup for first-year coach Jim Ferry.

West Virginia leads the all-time series 50-36, and defeated Duquesne two years ago in Pittsburgh, winning 64-61.

The Mountaineers will travel to the Bronx (N.Y.) on Saturday to play Michigan at 8 p.m. on ESPN.



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