West Virginia Beats Kansas State 70-55 To Sweep Season Series

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - There weren't a whole lot of negatives from head coach Bob Huggins after West Virginia ripped Kansas State 70-55 in a game that never even felt that close.

"There wasn't anybody on the bench that was comfortable," Huggins said afterward. "At least nobody not in a uniform." And yet the No. 9 Mountaineers (17-3, 6-2) controlled the Wildcats from the tip in sweeping the regular season series, getting advantages in rebounds (42-36), offensive rebounds (16-13), assists (14-9) and a myriad of others, including points off turnovers, second-chance points and bench points which were doubled at 30-15. The main concern, and it's one that Huggins has lamented before, were the 18 turnovers committed by the Mountaineers. WVU was just plus-one within the turnover margin for the second straight game, and has actually turned the ball over one more time that its foes over he last three games dating to the Texas defeat.

"I've never seen guard go down the floor and forget to take the ball," Huggins said. "And it's happened to us."

Outside of that, and some rebounding issues with Devin Williams again limited by fouls and some self-impossed rushed play, West Virginia dominated behind a trio of scorers in double-figures led by 14 points from Jonathan Holton and a dozen from jaysean Paige depsite on off shooting night (3-of-12, 1-of-5 from three). Listen as Hufgins, above, talks about what WVU did well, and what it needs to address before a key stretch against Florida, Iowa State, Kansas and Baylor upcoming.


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