West Virginia started slowly trailing, Eastern Kentucky until the 10:14 mark when Jevon Carter hit a three to retake the lead. From then on, WVU didn't turn back, and cruised most of the way to finish the game. However, head coach Bob Huggins wasn't sold on the win, though, becuase of what he still called a lack of effort from his players. Success was found in spurts throughout the game for West Virginia, which started 0-6 from behind the arc,but the Mountaineers finally built a lead with good shooting displays from Jevon Carter and Jaysean Paige. Devin Williams and Daxter Miles combined for an additional 27 points, but there were still some negative notes to take away from the blowout.
Huggins, in reviewing the contest, noted that players tended to hunt shots after the Mountaineers built a lead, thus cutting into the efficiency of the offense. He was pleased with the second half of freshman Esa Ahmad, but is still clearly looking for more in terms of a full team effort over the entire course of the game.