WVU-Charleston Postgame: Player Interviews

West Virginia's combination of depth, talent and continuous assaults on both ends has proven to much for all seven foes this season. No team, however, seemed to get blitzed as much as the most recent pair of foes, the latter coming Saturday night against the College of Charleston. Here, WVU's Juwan Staten, Jonathan Holton and Jaysean Paige dissect the 86-57 victory.

First, Staten speaks to the slow start, and the difference in defensive approach used that caused WVU to fall into an effort funk. That was largely remedied at halftime, and the Mountaineers routed Charleston by 20 over in the second period. Staten also details his lack of numbers compared to last season, and how being 7-0 largely cures what ails for all.

Holton, who scored a career-high 21 points and added 10 rebounds for his second double-double, talks about his defensive game, his ability to guard across a wide spectrum of opposing players, what talents he looks to emulate and the challenges facing WVU when it plays host to LSU this Thursday.

Paige, who hit a pair of threes early to give WVU an initial lead, talks about facing Holton in practice, and trying to inbound the ball over the 6-7, 220-pounder. He also dishes on his shooting night, the changes West Virginia applied at the half and the better effort and intensity showcased in what turned into a cushy 30-plus point lead at times.


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