David Rawlinson and Terrale Clark scored 18 points apiece as WVU Tech earned an 89-82 win at WVU Parkersburg Saturday to conclude its regular season.
The Golden Bears (19-11) held a 35-29 edge on the glass and forced the Riverhawks into 25 turnovers. Armond Perez (14 points) and Kornilous Donnell (10 points) each added double-figure scoring off the bench for Tech.
Keith Penn led all scorers with 22 points for WVU Parkersburg (12-14) followed by Markie Tate with 20, Michael Riggins with 11 and Camaron Lancaster with 10.
Tech will host the Association of Independent Institutions tournament next weekend with an automatic bid to the NAIA national tournament on the line.
WVU BASEBALL: West Virginia won two games Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C., defeating Youngstown State 7-3 and Wake Forest 9-2.
Against the Penguins, WVU (3-3) jumped to a 4-0 lead after a three-run home run by first baseman Ryan McBroom. Pitcher John Means lasted five innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out three to earn his first victory as a Mountaineer.
Against Wake Forest, former Bridgeport High ace Harrison Musgrave got his first win since Tommy John surgery in 2011. He pitched eight innings and allowed two runs on five hits with four strikeouts.