The Mountaineers, and their fans, had to wait on this one. West Virginia found themselves slated for the last tip of the day from Lucas Oil Stadium. What was originally schedule as a 9:50pm tip-off would eventually become a 10:25 tip.
West Virginia started off slow until Miles McBride, Sean McNeil and Jalen Bridges hit back-to-back three pointers for a quick 9-0 run. WVU would extend it’s first half lead to 11 on a McNeil layup, forcing a Moorehead State timeout.
Moorehead State would then rattle off an 11-0 run of their own, pulling even with West Virginia at 17-17 with 10:13 to play in the first half.