Mountaineers Pummel Gators – Sports Illustrated West Virginia Mountaineers News, Analysis and More

Portland, OR – The West Virginia Mountaineers (6-1) beat the Florida Gators (4-3) 84-55 in the final consolation game of the PK85 Legacy Invitational. Forward Trey Mitchell led all scorers with 17 rebounds, while guard Erik Stevenson scored 17 points on an efficient 6-8 shot from the floor and forward Emmitt Matthews Jr. had 13 points that night.

Florida’s Will Richard registered the game’s first basket after a poor pass from WVU guard Kedrian Johnson for an easy lay-in, but Johnson responded to subsequent possession and found guard Erik Stevenson with a backdoor pass to level the game by two.