MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With many of West Virginia’s top offensive threats struggling to find the bottom of the basket against TCU, former Fairmont Senior Polar Bear Jalen Bridges authored his best game as a Mountaineer as WVU held off the Horned Frogs, 76-67 at the Colseum.
The redshirt freshman led the Mountaineers in both points and rebounds. It was the latest in a string of quality games for the youngest member of WVU’s starting lineup. Bridges collected his first double-double with career highs of 22 points and a dozen rebounds.
“As the season has gone on, I have gotten way more comfortable out there,” Bridges said. “The speed of the game has slowed down to me now. I am just taking what comes to me. I am not really try to force it out there. I am just trying to be as active as possible, trying to do everything I can to help my team win.”
“(Bridges) is a guy who gets in the gym, but he works on what you ask him to work on. He is getting better and better and better because of that,” said WVU head coach Bob Huggins. “He knows what he can do and what he can’t. So he really tries to accentuate the positives and stay away from the negatives.”
West Virginia fell behind by a basket just over two minutes into the game but a 15-1 run gave them a lead they would never relinquish. After being held without a field goal in Tuesday’s game against…