The Villanova Wildcats trail the West Virginia Mountaineers 40-36 at halftime from the West Virginia University Coliseum.
The game was a tight one in the first half due to Villanova's rebounding and free throw shooting. The Wildcats had 8 turnovers in the first half but shot 8-11 from the free throw line in the first half. Villanova outrebounded the Mountaineers 19-18. Every time the Mountaineers tried to push their lead to double digits, Villanova made a shot.
Villanova was led in the first half by Dominic Cheek's 13 points. Maalik Wayns chipped in 10 points and four assists. Darryl Bryant led the Mountaineers with 13 points (6-13 shooting). Kevin Jones, a potential Big East Player of the Year candidate, started slow but had 11 points and 5 rebounds by halftime.