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WVU Drops 100 On GSU Eagles

November 21, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

MORGANTOWN - Juwan Staten, led five West Virginia Mountaineers in double figures Thursday night to drub Georgia Southern 101-68 in a first-round game in the Cancun Challenge.

The Mountaineers (3-1) play Presbyterian Saturday at home while Georgia Southern travels to Old Dominion. A total of eight teams converge for two games in Cancun, Mexico.

West Virginia's total was its most since dominating Maryland Eastern Shore, 110-44, in coach Bob Huggins' first season back to his alma mater (2007-08).

Staten (20 points) connected on 7-of-11 field goals, 5-of-6 free throws, doled out 9 assists and hauled down 5 rebounds.

He got plenty of support Devin Williams and Terry Henderson - both of whom scored 16 points - Eron Harris (15) and Gary Browne (11). Browne has been recovering from a bruised thigh and had not played since Nov. 12.

Tre Bussey of Georgia Southern led all scorers with 21 points. Teammate Jelani Hewitt also dented double figures with 15.

West Virginia shot 56.3 percent for the game (40-of-71), while Georgia Southern was good on 25-of-64 shots (39.1 percent).

Huggins said he wanted more defense and that's what he got.

The Mountaineers rattled off 12 straight points before the Eagles found the goal and then opened up a 43-13 lead with 6:33 remaining in the half.

Supporting those initial dozen points for the Mountaineers were three blocks by true freshman forward Nathan Adrian and a steal from fellow starting forward Kevin Noreen.

When Browne dropped in a 3-point shot the Mountaineers held their first 30-point lead of the game after outscoring the Eagles 31-13.

West Virginia, which outscored opponents an average of 85-80 in its last two games.

Coming into the contest, Staten had played 119 of a possible 120 minutes. He had scored in double figures in each contest and was shooting 51.5 percent. He had one or fewer turnover in 9 of the last 10 games dating back to last year. He led the Big 12 in assists per game (7.3) and is third in the league in scoring (20 points per game).

The Mountaineers are 37-1 at home under Huggins in non-conference games when shooting 50 percent or better in a game.

WVU is 68-3 at home against non-conference teams in the last 11 years, including winning 49 of their last 50.

Huggins' 726 all-time victories place him 17th on the lifetime list. He needs three more victories to tie Norm Stewart and Jerry Tarkanian for 16th place in all-time victories.

No. 25 Marquette 58

New Hampshire 53

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Chris Otule and Todd Mayo each scored 16 points to help No. 25 Marquette withstand a scare from New Hampshire in a 58-53 victory Thursday night.

Jamil Wilson added nine points, three steals and two blocks for the Golden Eagles (3-1), who shot just 32.7 percent (17 of 52) from the floor - including 13.6 percent (3 for 22) from 3-point range.

Patrick Konan had 14 points and 10 rebounds for New Hampshire (2-2).

No. 19 New Mexico 97, UAB 94, 2OT.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Cleveland Thomas hit a 3-pointer with 39.5 seconds left in the second overtime to give No. 19 New Mexico the lead for good in a wild 97-94 victory over UAB at the Charleston Classic on Thursday.

The Lobos (3-0) forced overtime on Kendall Williams' desperation 3 as time ran out to tie it 75-all. Then Alex Kirk hit a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in the first overtime as New Mexico dug its way out of an 86-81 hole for another period.

The Blazers (3-1) weren't through after Thomas' long-range bucket put them down 95-92. Chad Frazier hit two foul shots to cut the lead a point. After Williams' turnover, Frazier drove the lane for what appeared to be a go-ahead basket.

But Frazier's shot missed and Obij Aget grabbed the ball with 18 seconds left and the Lobos held on. They'll play Massachusetts here on Friday.

No. 18 Connecticut 72, Boston College 70

NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan Boatwright made two big free throws with 7.9 seconds to play and blocked a 3-point attempt at the buzzer, and No. 18 Connecticut beat Boston College 72-70 on Thursday night in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.

DeAndre Daniels had 23 points to lead the Huskies (5-0), who play the winner of the Washington-Indiana game for the title on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

Shabazz Napier had 20 points for Connecticut, which led most of the way. He made his first seven free throws but missed the second of two with 30 seconds left, leaving the Huskies ahead 69-67.

Olivier Hanlan of Boston College (1-4) missed a drive and the 6-foot Boatwright was fouled grabbing the rebound. He made two free throws with 7.9 seconds remaining to make it 71-67.

No. 18 Florida State 85, No. 10 VCU 67

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Ian Miller scored 22 points and Devon Bookert added 18 to help No. 18 Florida State cruise past No. 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. Montay Brandon added 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Treveon Graham had 14 points to lead the Rams (3-1), who were denied their first 4-0 start since the 1993-94 season.

Florida State lost in overtime to Virginia Commonwealth in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2011 NCAA tournament. There would be no repeat this time as the Seminoles took control late in the first half and then used an 11-0 spurt to open the second half.

VCU also came in averaging more than 80 points per game and it made for a pace that was rapid from the outset.

No. 14 Michigan 85, Long Beach St. 61

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Nik Stauskas finished with 23 points, Caris LeVert had 20 and No. 14 Michigan made a tournament-record 14 3-pointers in beating a scrappy Long Beach State 85-61 Thursday in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Michigan led by 18 in the first half, before their lead was trimmed to 10 with nine minutes to play.

But it was able to hold on thanks to the long-range jumpers. Stauskas and LeVert had four apiece.

The win also sets up a potential rematch on Friday with No. 10 Virginia Commonwealth, who the Wolverines beat in last year's NCAA tournament. VCU was paired with Florida State in the Tip-Off's final game Thursday night.

A.J. Spencer and Mike Caffey each had 12 points to lead Long Beach State, which lost its fourth straight game.

No. 12 Wisconsin 88, Bowling Green 64

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Ben Brust scored 19 points to lead six Wisconsin players in double figures as the No. 12 Badgers beat Bowling Green 88-64 on Thursday night.

Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker added 14 apiece for Wisconsin (5-0). Traevon Jackson had 13, Josh Gasser 11 and Bronson Koenig 10.

Spencer Parker led Bowling Green (1-2) with 17 points, and Jehvon Clarke added 15.

Wisconsin took control a little more than midway through the first half. With the Badgers up 23-22, Dekker started a 16-4 run by converting a three-point play and then Wisconsin began to hit from outside. Jackson, Brust and Duje Dukan each made a 3-pointer during the spurt.

Brust added another before the half was over, and Wisconsin went into the break up 44-28.

No. 18 Florida State 85, No. 10 VCU 67

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Ian Miller scored 22 points and Devon Bookert added 18 to help No. 18 Florida State cruise past No. 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. Montay Brandon added 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Treveon Graham had 14 points to lead the Rams (3-1), who were denied their first 4-0 start since the 1993-94 season.

Florida State lost in overtime to Virginia Commonwealth in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2011 NCAA tournament. There would be no repeat this time as the Seminoles took control late in the first half and then used an 11-0 spurt to open the second half.

VCU also came in averaging more than 80 points per game and it made for a pace that was rapid from the outset.

 
 

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