West Virginia had the easy game it expected. But did it meet the expectations of the Mountaineers themselves?

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia's exhibition win was as easy as expected. But how hard were the Mountaineers on themselves afterward?

West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins noted some deficiencies in the game, including lack of crisp, intelligent passing and creating more difficulties than needed in scoring. But the vast majority of players struck a balanced between being pleased with the overall performance and outcome, yet understnding the steps needed to continue to improve with the season a week away. Above, forward Elijah Macon speaks to the better length of the Mountaineers, his own performance, and that of Esa Ahmad, who has proven a capable passer and a savvy player with solid game understanding.

Then guard Daxter Miles reviews the backcourt play of himself and Jevon Carter, noting that the point guard roles will fluctuate as the opponent and WVU's match-ups dictate. Miles finished with a game-high 20 points, including five three-pointers and seven-of-12 shooting from the field to lead a 41-of-77 effort (53.2 percent) overall. He also tallied seven assists against one turnover, part of 26 overall assists.

And finally, Ahmad speaks to his floor vision and passing, as well as West Virginia's overall rebounding ability. Ahmad (11 points, six assists, four rebounds) also dissects how he sees his fit on both ends, the Mountaineers' press and the overall structure of the team as it nears the start of the regular season, including his comfort level with Miles and Carteer at point guard.


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