The West Virginia Mountaineers (4-2) host the Charlotte 49ers (3-4) after winning three straight games at home. The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
The team’s top Kirsten Deans 20 points weren’t enough in West Virginia’s 83-60 loss to Kentucky on Wednesday in their most recent game.
Charlotte beat Gardner-Webb 77-57 in the team’s last action on Friday, led by Octavia Jett-Wilson’s record 22 points.
West Virginia squad statistics
West Virginia has collected 76.8 points per game this season while Charlotte is allowing 65.4 points per game. The Mountaineers are 3-0 when scoring over 65 points.
The Mountaineers have dominated their opponents on the field this season, averaging 46.4 percent of field per game against their opponents’ 39.8 percent average. When West Virginia is shooting better than its season average, the Mountaineers are 2-0 this year.
Charlotte’s team statistics
Charlotte has accumulated 60.3 points per game this season while West Virginia is allowing 51.2 points per game. The 49ers are 2-0 when they score more than 51 points.
The 49ers shoot 77.5% of the team charity strip, good for fourth place at C-USA. Jett-Wilson leads Charlotte with 4.0 free throws per game (80% shooting from the line).
West Virginia players to watch
Deans, West Virginia’s leading scorer, is averaging 16.5 points and 2.8 steals per game. Esmery Martinez leads the Mountaineers with 9.0 rebounds per game and adds 14.5 points, while Madisen Smith paces the team with 4.8 assists and a 2.0 point average.
When it comes to shooting basketball, Jasmine Carson is the best bet for West Virginia. She leads the squad at three per game, hitting 1.8 treys per game while shooting 54% from beyond the arc.
Player stats reflect four of the four games this season.
Charlotte players to watch
Jett-Wilson is Charlotte’s leading scorer averaging 18.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Keke McKinney leads the 49ers with 8.2 rebounds per game and adds 9.2 points, while Jada McMillian paces the team with 5.0 assists and an average of 5.7 points.
Jett-Wilson has a 43% shooting percentage from deep and is pacing the team in threes per game, knocking down 2.2 treys per game.
Player stats reflect seven of the seven games this season.
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