After taking a four-point lead into the half on Saturday against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, West Virginia used a big second half to coast to an 84-64 victory at the Coliseum in Morgantown.
Kevin Jones led the way for the Mountaineers in the scoring and rebounding columns, posting a 22-point, 8-rebound line on the afternoon. Darryl Bryant contributed 14 rebounds, five assists and two steals while Deniz Kilicli added 13 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Aaron Brown scored eight points on 3-5 shooting off the bench.
Chris Hawkins-Mast and Terence Jones had 22 and 20 points respectively for the Islanders.
West Virginia won the rebounding margin 33-25 and forced 21 turnovers. This allowed the Mountaineers to outshoot their opponents 55-49, plenty to build a nice cushion to hold on for victory.
Next up for the now 7-2 Mountaineers is Tennessee Tech at home.
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