Halftime: Huskies up, 29-27.
Odd game. Pondexter no points for UW ... but Holiday has 10. Butler has four points for WVU ... but Deniz Kilicli has six.
3:01/1st UW up 24-23, but Quincy Pondexter is on the bench and probably through for the half with three fouls ... and no points.
11:52/1st: One ugly basketball game so far. WVU continues to have trouble getting the ball up the court or from one Mountaineer to another. UW seems to be drawing iron on about 50 percent of its shots. However, style points don't count at this stage, and it's UW, 8-6.
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15:57/1st: UW, 4-2. Everything's a struggle for everybody right now. But as indicators go, West Virginia is having trouble handling the ball. One half-court violation, one inbounds violation, one cross-court pass stolen by Holiday and taken the other way.
Tipoff: West Virginia is going with Casey Mitchell as the fifth starter.
Also this note: Wireless connections have become very spotty at the Carrier Dome. If there's a gap in reports here, that's why.
50 minutes till tip: The lineups have been released ... or at least 90 percent of them. WVU coach Bob Huggins is still not naming his replacement for Darryl "Truck" Bryant. Otherwise, he's going with Da'Sean Butler, Devin Ebanks, Kevin Jones and Wellington Smith.
The Huskies are going with the usual: Pondexter, Bryan-Amaning, Holiday, Thomas and Gaddy.
55 minutes till tip: The Huskies have taken the court. They're wearing their black unis.
Hour till tip: The gates are open, and fans are coming into the Carrier Dome. Among them, we are told, will be former Huskies Jon Brockman, Spencer Hawes (I believe the Kings were in New Jersey yesterday), and Nate Robinson.
As I type this, about an hour till tip, the Mountaineers are on the court warming up.
Quincy Pondexter is the only Husky to have made an appearance.