Two midseason John R. Wooden Award candidates square off each Monday night.
Da’Sean Butler of #8 West Virginia had a well-rounded game in the Mountaineers’ 81-68 win over #20 Georgetown. He had 22 points, six rebounds and six assists in the Big East win. He made seven of 16 shots from the field, two of seven from three-point range and six of seven from the charity stripe. West Virginia improved to 23-6 with the victory as they are eyeing a number two seed.
Greg Monroe finished with 22 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the Big East loss. The sophomore made eight of 15 shots from the field and six of nine from the line. The Hoyas have lost four of their past five games.
Damion James bounced back from a twelve points and one rebound effort against Texas A&M as #25 Texas defeated Oklahoma 87-76. The senior forward made eight of 14 from the field and eight of twelve from the charity stripe. James became the Big 12’s all-time leading rebounder earlier this season. The Longhorns are 5-5 in their last ten games.