FINAL: West Virginia defeats Radford, 67-51

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West Virginia men’s hoops tips off its third leg of a five-game homestand as the Mountaineers host Radford at the WVU Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. on ESPN+.

While Bob Huggins squares off against former guard Darris Nichols, who is the new head coach of Radford, he will be without current guard Sean McNeil, who is currently fighting a lower back injury. The team has confirmed his status as day-to-day.

Stop back here for updates as the game unfolds.

2ND HALF

FINAL: West Virginia defeats Radford, 67-51.

2:59 (WVU 65, RAD 47): Bob Huggins is trying some of his youngsters out tonight, with players like freshman guard Seth Wilson and freshman forward James Okonkwo scoring their first career buckets. Wilson got his when he finished through contact, while Okonkwo found some space under the hoop minutes later for a two-handed flush in traffic. Taz Sherman has been subbed out with 27 points in the game, and at this point, it is unlikely he’ll come back in.

11:22 (WVU 56, RAD 35): Things have gotten a little sloppy in this one for West Virginia. WVU calls timeout as Radford cracks double-digit points for the half — fans can take some solace in the fact that not many of the team’s starters have been on the floor over the last several minutes, including Taz Sherman. It appears that will change after this break.

16:57 (WVU 51, RAD 27): The Sherman show continues, he leads the game now with 25 after scoring an and-one. He already has four points in this half and is well on the way to another career-high in scoring.

1ST HALF

HALF: West Virginia leads Radford at the half, 42-24. The Mountaineers get their biggest lead of the game at the buzzer as Taz Sherman sinks a three-pointer to get his game-high scoring total to 21.

8:50 (WVU 24, RAD 14): The West Virginia defense is really bothering Radford, especially from the guards. Kedrian Johnson and Taz Sherman just pressed the Radford backcourt and forced a turnover, which eventually turned into a bucket from Gabe Osabuohien. WVU is in the driver’s seat.

11:42 (WVU 16, RAD 12): Taz Sherman is already heating up, and he’s got West Virginia in the lead after the first several minutes of the contest.

West Virginia wins the opening tip. The reunion is underway at the WVU Coliseum.’

Editor’s note: There have been technical difficulties with the live stats for today’s game. We are working to get you the best live blog possible!

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