Mountaineer fans across the state are all smiles after the WVU men's basketball team won the NIT championship . The Mountaineers held off a late push by the Clemson Tigers to win 78-73 in the championship Thursday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The win marks the first time WVU has brought the NIT Championship trophy back to Morgantown since 1942. Senior forward Frank Young led the 'Eers with 24 points. Freshman forward Da'Sean Butler also added 20 in the win.
The win leaves the Mountaineers with a 27-9 record on the season.