Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

MICKEY FURFARI

March 2, 2013

Column: Harris tops WVU men at 9.3 average

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MORGANTOWN —

He said, “We got shots. We got pretty good shots. I thought the guys we had on the floor did a good job of executing.

“We just didn’t make shots.” He might have added, Especially in the last minute when the game was on the line.

WVU sophomore Juwan Staten said of teammate Harris, “Eron does a great job fulfilling his role. He comes in, he shoots the ball well. He gives us some scoring. But other than that, it does seem that as a team we do have an identity.”

Behind Harris in the updated scoring averages for this season are 6-foot-10 junior center Aaric Murray and senior forward Deniz Kilicli at 8.8 p.p.g. each.

Staten is fourth at 8.9, senior guard Jabarie Hinds and freshman guard Terry Henderson follow at 7.5 each.

As a squad, the Mountaineers average 65.6 points per game and opponents 66.1 per game.

Harris has scored 10 or more points in 10 games as a Mountaineer so far.

The Mountaineers return to action on Saturday, trying to halt a three-game losing streak at Kansas. Tipoff time is 2 p.m. CBS is televising the game.

The Jayhawks (24-4, 12-3 Big 12) are tied with Kansas State (23-5, 12-3 Big 12) for first place in the conference.

WVU then visits Oklahoma on March 6 before hosting Iowa State next Saturday here in the regular-season finale.

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