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WVU men’s basketball team faces Missouri in Advocare title tilt

Created on:   Sat, Nov 25, 2017   11:22 PM

Last modified:   Sat, Nov 25, 2017   11:22 PM

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MORGANTOWN — The 23rd-ranked WVU men’s basketball team battles Missouri at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 26, in the championship game of the Advocare Invitational, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

WVU (5-1) has won five straight since a season-opening 88-65 loss to Texas A&M, on Nov. 10, in Germany.

The Mountaineers defeated Central Florida, 83-45, on Friday night, behind
17 points from James “Beetle” Bolden and 16 from Jevon Carter.

Missouri (5-1) totes a three-game winning streak into tonight’s contest. The Tigers beat St. John’s 90-82, on Friday.

Jordan Barnett paced Missouri with 19 points. Kassius Robertson drilled five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points.

The Tigers connected on 14 treys.

Missouri’s setback was a 77-59 decision, at Utah, on Nov. 16.

The Tigers lost highly touted 6-foot-10 freshman forward Michael Porter Jr. for the season with a lower-back injury that required surgery, on Nov. 21, in Dallas.

Porter was considered the nation’s top recruit coming out of high school, where he averaged
36.2 points and 13.6 rebounds as a senior.

He originally committed to Washington, where his father, Michael Sr., was an assistant coach.

When Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar was fired, Porter Jr. signed with Missouri.