West Virginia vs Morehead State Pick: Midwest Region Round One, March 19th
West Virginia vs Morehead State Pick – Friday, March 19th – Midwest Region Round One: Morehead State closed out their season, winning seven straight and 19 of 20. They avenged that lone late-season loss to Belmont by defeating them 86-71 in the Ohio Valley Championship game. The Eagles clinched their first berth in the NCAA tournament since 2011 and won their fifth OVC tourney title. Johni Broome scored a career-high 27 points on 12-of-19 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds. The 6’10 freshman averaged 13.9 points and 9 boards per game on the season. Skyelar Potter made 7 of 11 from the field and finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds. He averaged 11.7 points and 5.8 boards per game. Rounding out the double-digit scorers is Devon Cooper, who averages 12.2 points per game. Morehead was 29th in Div 1 basketball, allowing just 64 points per game. Offensively, they score 68.8 and can play sloppy at times, turning the ball over 15.3 times a game. They hit 46% from the field, 35.1% from three, and 68.2% from the stripe.
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West Virginia disappointingly finished the season, losing 3/4 and back-to-back games to Oklahoma State. They have four players averaging double-digits in Miles Mcbride at 15.4, 6’10 junior Derek Culver, who averages 14.6 points and adds 9.6 boards per gmae. Taz Sherman at 13.6 and Sean McNeil at 11.8. They score 77.3 points per game but struggle with their shot at times, averaging 42.8% from the field. They hit 35.7% from behind the arc and 71.7% from the line.
West Virginia vs Morehead State Odds
|Where/When||Lucas Oil Stadium | 9:50 PM ET|