W. Virginia 81, No. 16 S. Hall 75
Jan. 28, 2001
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) _ Calvin Bowman scored 26 points and Lionel Armstead had a season-high 24 as West Virginia took advantage of poor second-half shooting by No. 16 Seton Hall for an 81-75 victory Saturday night.
West Virginia (12-5, 3-3 Big East) beat a ranked opponent for the first time in 12 games.
Seton Hall (12-6, 3-4) led by three at halftime but shot just 24.4 percent in the second half.
Darius Lane led Seton Hall with 21 points. Freshman Eddie Griffin had 19 points and 10 rebounds, but was limited to just four points in the second half.
The scrappy Mountaineers outrebounded Seton Hall 50-49, despite playing without center Chris Moss, who took an indefinite leave of absence earlier in the week after being ejected and then spitting on a cheerleader at Notre Dame.
The lead changed hands 11 times in the second half.
Armstead's 3-pointer with four minutes remaining started a 7-0 run and gave West Virginia the lead for good, 72-71.
Ty Shine got a steal and layin, and Greg Morton hit two free throws as Seton Hall cut its deficit to 76-75 with 1:12 left. The Pirates, however, did not score again.
West Virginia scored five points in the final 30 seconds to seal the win.
Marcus Toney-El added 13 points for Seton Hall and Shine had 11. Samuel Dalembert had 14 rebounds before fouling out.
The Mountaineers, who committed just 14 fouls, shot 55 percent in the first half, but trailed 47-44 at halftime.