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Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia recap: Mountaineers upset visiting Hokies, 68-67

The West Virginia Mountaineers upset the previously undefeated Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, winning 68-67 at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown.

Charles Leclaire-US PRESSWIRE

The West Virginia Mountaineers welcomed the Virginia Tech Hokies to Morgantown on Saturday and gave Virginia Tech and their first-year head coach James Johnson the Hokies' first loss of the season.

West Virginia was led by Aaric Murray's 15 points and seven rebounds, with Kevin Noreen adding a double-double (14 points, 12 boards) and Eron Harris chipping in 10 points and five rebounds.

Point guard Erick Green led Virginia Tech in scoring, with 23, also dishing out ten assists. Green had a chance to win the game for Virginia Tech but was unable to capitalize. Backcourt mate Robert Brown added 21 points and three rebounds for the Hokies.

This was the 76th meeting between the two schools. The Mountaineers now hold a 47-29 advantage in the all-time series. Virginia Tech had won two of the last three games played in Morgantown.

The Mountaineers next contest will be at Duquesne, on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Virginia Tech will try to bounceback from their first loss of the season on Monday, Dec. 10 against Mississippi Valley State.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.