Tshiebwe Notches Double-Double, WVU Beats Boston U. 69-44

Tshiebwe Notches Double-Double, WVU Beats Boston U. 69-44

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Oscar Tshiebwe scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season and West Virginia rolled to a 69-44 win against Boston University on Friday night.


Jermaine Haley added 13 points and Derek Culver scored 10 for West Virginia (4-0).


Walter Whyte scored 13 points and Jonas Harper had 10 for the Terriers (3-3).


The Mountaineers scored the first 11 points of the game and led by as many as 18 midway through the first half. They extended a 36-23 halftime lead to as many as 28 in the second half.


Boston University committed 22 turnovers and was limited to 33% shooting (17 of 52).


West Virginia made 13 steals and scored 25 points off of turnovers.


BIG PICTURE


Boston University: The Terriers had their two-game winning streak snapped. They were coming off an emotional 78-70 win at South Carolina on Tuesday.


West Virginia: The Mountaineers are off to a 4-0 start for the first time in three years. They beat a team from the Patriot League for the fourth straight season.


FIRST ACTION


Forward Gabe Osabuohien saw his first action for West Virginia, three months after his transfer from Arkansas. The NCAA approved the junior’s waiver request for immediate eligibility this week. Osabuohien had two rebounds, two fouls and a turnover in 14 minutes.


UP NEXT


Boston University: Travels to Cancun, Mexico, to take on Northern Colorado next Tuesday.


West Virginia: Heads to Cancun, Mexico, to face Northern Iowa next Tuesday.


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