Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia: Mountaineers seek third straight win

Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

With a win on Saturday, West Virginia will be above .500 for the first time all season. Deniz Kilicli leads the team with 11.3 points per game.

West Virginia hosts Virginia Tech on Saturday, as the Mountaineers try for their third straight win. After a 1-3 start, West Virginia defeated Virginia Military and Marshall in its last two games. The Hokies, meanwhile have opened their season with seven consecutive victories, their best start in 30 years. Virginia Tech picked up its biggest win last Saturday, an 81-71 victory over then-No. 15 Oklahoma State.

West Virginia fans are excited for the debut of freshman forward Volodymyr Gerun. The Ukrainian, known affectionately as "Voldy," was required to sit out the first six games of the season, since the NCAA determined that he played three games for a professional team in the Ukraine in 2011. Gerun was able to practice with the team, but could not travel to away games. Five of WVU's first six games were on the road, so he has not spent much time with the team recently. Coaches and players are enthusiastic about Gerun, but it is unclear what kind of immediate impact he will make. So far this season Deniz Kilicli leads the team with 11.3 points per game

West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

Time: 4 p.m.

TV: ESPN2

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