ShareThis Page
Home

WVU knocks off Providence

| Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia played Wednesday night like a team with nothing to lose.

The Mountaineers had lost nine consecutive games, tying a school record set during the 1936-37 season, and were without head coach Gale Catlett, who took a leave of absence to fight an undisclosed infection.

Coached by Catlett's nephew, fifth-year assistant Drew Catlett, the Mountaineers (8-11, 1-6 Big East) pieced together their best all-around game in more than a month to defeat Providence 89-81.

Chris Moss scored 26 points and Chaz Briggs added 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead West Virginia.

''The players are excited, but we are only 1-6,'' Drew Catlett said. ''It's good to break the streak, but there is a lot left to do. We have to win every game we can.''

''This is probably more emotional for me because I am related to (Gale) and I love him so much. Most of what I learned about basketball I know from him.''

The student section at the Coliseum chanted ''Drew Catlett'' at the end of the game as the players came off the floor and were hugged from the coach.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me