The final score may hint at a close battle that eventually swayed toward the home team. It was that game, but it was masked by a dreadful offensive performance by the Mountaineers, who fell 67-55 to Texas.
The Apps shot a tidy 30% from the field for the entire game. Appalachian was able to hang around thanks to knocking down 12 three-pointers, but only managed to hit six other field goals in the game. Texas recorded 15 blocks which was part of the reason for a poor shooting night by the Apps.
Outside a game high 20 points from Frank Eaves, Appalachian failed to develop a second scorer. Emarius Logan chipped in 8 points and 6 rebounds. Sharp shooting specialist Matt O’Boyle knocked down two three pointers in limited action.
Fortunately, App was able to cover the spread, which seemed like a rather easy play with the line sitting at 20 points. The pick was made with this tweet. The ATS win puts Appalachian at 3-2 on the year.
Appalachian faces Charlotte in Boone on Saturday, Dec 19th.