Reflections and Reviews From West Virginia's Romp Over Oklahoma State

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia controlled the interior and limited turnovers as it defeated Oklahoma State 77-60 on Saturday. Here's some analysis and insights from players following a third consecutive conference win.

Jaysean Paige, above, got his first start after Daxter Miles suffered an ankle injury in practice leading up to the game. Paige, who didn't shoot well but finished with nine points, speaks to how he found out he would start, and the differences in his approach from that of coming off the bench as the sixth man. Paige also speaks to West Virginia's ball movement, its ability to break down the OSU zone and how Holton and Devin Williams provided major lifts on the inside. Paige also details the ability to limit turnovers and still force the Cowboys into 16, while recording 15 assists as a team.

Jevon Carter, below, details the effort to start the game, when the Mountaineers scored the first seven points and surged to a dozen-point edge by the break. Carter scored a team-best 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting whiel hitting four three-pointers. Carter, in his usual laid back, succinct style, also speaks to his own performance, and how WVU was able to limit Oklahoma State's scoring from nearly every position on the floor while distributing the ball effectively themselves. cater also notes how the tram immediately put the very solid win behind it in an effort to focus on the No. 1 Jayhawks.

And finally, Jonathan Holton discusses the overall team effort, ans the lack of enthusiasm he thought he saw at times in the game and some of the run-up practices. Holton provided both a physical and emotional spark while finishing with 15 points and nine rebounds against just one foul in among his better performances of the season. Holton grabbed six offensive rebounds, and had three assists against no turnovers.


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