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WVU plays Michigan tonight in Brooklyn

Beilein faces former team for the first time since leaving for UM

December 15, 2012
By Andrew Davis Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

Michigan coach John Beilen will face his former team West Virginia for the first time since he left in 2007 to coach Michigan as the two teams meet for the first time ever tonight at 8 p.m. in Brooklyn (N.Y.) in the inaugural Brooklyn hoops Winter Festival.

The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

The Mountaineers (4-4) are coming off a disappointing 60-56 loss to Duquesne last Tuesday.

West Virginia is led by sophomore guard Juwan Staten, who is averaging 10.6 points per game and 3.3 rebounds.

Following Staten in scoring is senior forward Deniz Kilicli (9.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg), junior center Aaric Murray (9.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg), senior guard Jabarie Hinds (7.1 ppg) and freshmen guard Terry Henderson (6.3), rounding out the projected starting five for head coach Bob Huggins.

Sophomore guard Gary Browne (8.5 ppg), freshmen guard Eron Harris (5 ppg), sophomore forward Keaton Miles (4.8 ppg), senior forward Matt Humphrey (4.8 ppg) and sophomore forward Kevin Noreen (3.3 ppg) are the first players off the bench for the Mountaineers.

No. 3 Michigan (10-0)?is coming off a 67-39 win over Binghamton last Tuesday.

The Wolverines are led by sophomore guard Trey Burke, who is averaging 17.1 points per game and 3.1 rebounds this season.

Following Burke in scoring is junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (14.8 ppg), freshmen guard Nik Stauskas (13.5 ppg), freshmen forward Glenn Robinson III?(11.6 ppg) and junior forward Jordan Morgan (6.8),?rounding out the starters for Michigan.

Huggins, who is 0-2 against Michigan, with both losses coming in the NCAA tournament, will be facing the Wolverines for the first time since being at West Virginia.

WVU will return to action next Wednesday, hosting Oakland University at 9 p.m. on ESPNU.



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