Just when you thought things were looking up for the West Virginia Mountaineers... they turn in a half like that one.
The Mountaineers struggled the entire half, needing the first ten minutes to amass a paltry six points.
The Mountaineers were dreadful shooting the basketball, shooting a dismal 25% on 7-of-28 shooting. They continued to shoot themselves in the foot by turning the ball over 10 times. They've also been pushed around on the glass, hauling in only 11 rebounds to St. John's 23.
Senior guard Truck Bryant continued his struggles, missing all five of his field goal attempts. Bryant added two points from the free throw line. Even all world forward Kevin Jones was quiet going 2-of-7 for six points. Coach Bob Huggins reached deep into his bench to try to and spark the squad, playing deep reserves Paul Williamson and Dominique Rutledge.
Only freshman guard Jabarie Hinds was a bright spot for the Mountaineers, hitting two crucial threes to keep the Mountaineers in the game.
The Johnnies were paced by freshman forward Moe Harkless, who had 14 points and eight rebounds.
St. John's leads 36-20 at halftime.