"A couple of guys really stepped up on the offensive glass tonight," head coach Bob Huggins said after the Mountaineers powered their way to a ten rebound advantage in the win over James Madison. One of those player was Jonathan Holton, who in the lead video above described the "sneaky" way in which he has been able to get extra changes on the offensive end. Holton, who has avoided foul trouble early this year, had another double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds in 26 minutes of action, while also contributing two assists, a block and a steal to West Virginia's winning effort.
Forward Devin Williams was similarly powerful, as he also put up a double-double with 19 points and ten rebounds. He gave a good deal of credit to West Virginia's guards during his discussion of the win, but it's clear that when the Mountaineers needed to respond to James Madison runs, he was often the focal point. Williams powered his way to the hoop with several strong moves to the post, but it as his work on the boards, including four offensive retrievals, that loomed large in West Virginia's win. The Mountaineers piled up 26 second chance points against just 12 for the Dukes, nearly mirroring the final margin.