West Virginia Trio Highlights Keys to Victory, Issues to Overcome

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia's 97-44 win over Bethune-Cookman was even easier than the score indicates. But that can be a concern heading into better competition in the last Vegas Classic, according to players.

The Mountaineers were sloppy on offense, failed to takle solid shots in the half court and essentially relied upon its pressure to wilt the inferior foe. That won't be the case in Vegas, where a solid Richmond team will be followed by either Cal or San Diego State. Above, Jaysean Paige talks about the transition defense off missed shots, and what needs to improve there, as well as gives his thoughts on the press, and West Virginia's approach as the favorite, a sharp contrast to last season when it won the Puerto Rico Tip-Off as an underdog.

Then Elijah Macon, who was one of three players - along with Devin Williams and Jonathan Holton - to record a double-double against Bethune-Cookman, details his personal approach to the game, and what details he notices now as opposed to last season. Macon also dissects how he views the floor differently, and how he feels more at ease on the floor, and isn't rushing shots within the offense. The forward also gets into the challenge of facing Williams every day in practice, and how that has prepared him for the tougher games to come.

And finally, Teyvon Myers discusses his approach to the game, and the joviality he brings to the program. Myers also speaks to his being behind in development, and how that has affected his offensive game. Myers said he feels he is steadily improving, and that the game speed has begun to slow somewhat for him. He also notes his offensive game, and what he has bettered during the early nonconference portion of the schedule.

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