The Butler did it, going for a career high of 28 points on 11-17 shooting and 5-7 from three point range. It was also a welcome back to senior Alex Ruoff, who was out with injuries over the past few weeks. He chipped in 15 and Truck Bryant added 16.
The Mountaineers didn't dominate on the boards (31-26) the way they have the past few games, but that's mainly because of shooting 50% from the floor and 40% from 3-point range.
Defensively, the Mountaineers held Miami to 41 shots (WVU 62) and 36% from the field. The Mountaineers also forced 26 turnovers while only giving up 11. Also, WVU blocked 7 shots.
If it seems like I didn't watch this game from my description, it's true. I only caught the end of the game due to Christmas shopping. Woot!!
Next up, 3-7 Radford Tuesday night at the Coliseum. Tip-off at 7pm.