Despite valiant efforts from sophomore guard Marcus Foster (15 points), sophomore forward Wesley Iwundu (12 points) and freshman forward Malek Harris (career-high 29 minutes playing time), the Wildcats fell to the #17-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers 65-59 in a brutal slugfest January 27, 2015, in Bramlage Coliseum. A total of 54 personal fouls were committed by both teams, corresponding to a foul occurring every 44 seconds on average, evoking much criticism of the refereeing and extending the game to two and a half hours, and both teams committed a total of 45 turnovers. Sophomore guard Jevon Thomas fouled out with 14 seconds left, and six other players committed four fouls apiece. Senior forward Nino Williams, who has stepped up and led the Wildcats in scoring the last several games, was forced to leave the game after eight minutes with a knee injury. “I have never played in a game like that before. It was a fight.” said Foster. The Wildcats, angry and ready for revenge, next head to Kansas on Saturday, January 31.
Photos: Men’s Basketball vs. West Virginia