EKentucky 67
Wvirginia 74
Date of game: 12/30/2012

Recap: West Virginia vs. Eastern Ky

Morgantown, WV (Sports Network) - Gary Browne and Juwan Staten each had a team-high 17 points as the West Virginia Mountaineers took care of the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, 74-67, in a non-league battle at WVU Coliseum.

West Virginia (7-5) also got 10 points from Deniz Kilicli and 12 rebounds from Aaric Murray. The Mountaineers have won three straight.

Glenn Cosey scored a game-high 21 points and Mike DiNunno and Orlando Williams each added 10 points for Eastern Kentucky (10-3) which lost for the third time in the last four games.

The Mountaineers had a comforatable 35-22 lead at halftime after limiting the Colonels to just eight first half field goals. West Virginia shot 46.4 percent itself and nailed 7-of-9 shots from the free throw line.

Eastern Kentucky rallied in the second half by connecting on 63.0 percent of their field goal attempts including 8-of-16 from beyond the arc. Although the Mountaineers cooled to 33.3 percent shooting, a 25-3 edge on points from the free throw line allowed the Mountaineers to pull out the win.

West Virginia had a 32-20 edge on points in the paint and a 39-28 advantage on the boards.

Game Notes

Mountain West teams have edge in early bowl matchups

The Mountain West Conference has struggled in bowl games the last two years with a 6-7 record both straight up and against the spread. However, five of those 13 games were against Pac-12 teams.

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