WVU Trio Reviews Tenth Win Of Hoop Season

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Shooting woes hampered West Virginia to open the game, but after fire caught, the Mountaineers didn't look back. There were plenty of issues the team still needs to address, but a 10-1 start on the season helps keep a positive nature. A trio of WVU players review the latest win as they depart for Christmas break.

Devin Williams had trouble getting started in his last game, but he fixed that against the Colonels. He sat most of the first half against Marshall because of foul trouble, but had his hands wrapped around Eastern Kentucky, scoring the first two buckets and filling a large presence in the lane. He said every one was seeing the court well and ran their sets effectively, which was a big part in the first half scoring explosion that saw the Mountaineers rack up 50 points.. 

West Virginia had only scored 15 points in the first nine minutes of the game before breaking out on a massive run . The flood gates opened after Jevon Carter stepped into an open three that gave the Mountaineers the lead, and ignited a 35-8 run to finish the half. Carter said if they can hit shots like that than they're a tough team to beat. One of the unquestioned leaders on this year's squad after the departures of Juwan Staten and Gary Browne, Carter is the linchpin of Mountaineer offensive continuity. 

The silver lining of the night (aside from the win) had to have been the bonus minutes bench players got. For the press to keep disrupting teams, WVU has to be able to get as many bodies to play at a high level as possible, and that was a factor in this contest. Brandon Watkins played 11 minutes, Elijah Macon came in early, and while he didn't catch fire like he did against Marshall, still logged 15 minutes. Teyvon Myers added 13, which is more than his average playing time. Huggins said Myers continues to get better, and its finally showing on the court. He had a nice pickpocket steal/lay-in late in the second half, but the potential is there for him to be another threat off the bench.


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