No. 19 WVU tops Virginia Tech 88-63


Jevon Carter


BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Jevon Carter scored 18 points to lead No. 19 West Virginia to an 88-63 victory over Virginia Tech on Wednesday.

Carter made his first eight shots from the floor for the Mountaineers (11-1), who never trailed and won their fourth straight since a 70-54 loss to Virginia on Dec. 8.

He made 8-of-10 shots, including a 3-pointer. Jaysean Paige added 17 points for the Mountaineers.

West Virginia used a 20-3 run spanning the two halves to take control. The Mountaineers scored the final five points of the first half and 15 of the first 18 points in the second half. Carter’s basket with 16:24 remaining gave the Mountaineers a 61-39 lead, and they went on to lead by as many as 26. Carter scored 10 of the 20 in that run.

The Hokies (8-5) were led by Shane Henry, who scored a career-high 12 points. Zach LeDay added 11 points, and Seth Allen finished with 10. They committed 21 turnovers.

West Virginia, which shot 51 percent, got 12 points each from Tarik Phillip and Jonathan Holton.

Box Score:

WEST VIRGINIA (11-1)

Holton 5-8 2-6 12, Ahmad 2-3 2-3 6, Williams 3-7 3-4 9, Carter 8-10 1-1 18, Miles Jr. 2-8 1-2 5, Myers 0-1 0-0 0, Paige 5-11 5-8 17, Adrian 0-4 0-0 0, Phillip 3-6 5-7 12, Watkins 0-0 0-0 0, Macon 3-3 3-4 9. Totals 31-61 22-35 88.

VIRGINIA TECH (8-5)

Blackshear Jr. 1-1 0-0 2, LeDay 2-7 7-10 11, Bibbs 1-4 2-2 5, Wilson 2-2 0-2 4, Hudson 2-5 4-6 9, Henry 4-4 4-7 12, Allen 3-6 4-4 10, Robinson 1-5 4-8 6, Pierce 2-3 0-0 4, Hamilton 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-38 25-39 63.

Halftime_West Virginia 46-36. 3-Point Goals_West Virginia 4-16 (Paige 2-7, Carter 1-1, Phillip 1-2, Myers 0-1, Adrian 0-2, Miles Jr. 0-3), Virginia Tech 2-7 (Hudson 1-2, Bibbs 1-3, Allen 0-2). Fouled Out_Henry. Rebounds_West Virginia 42 (Holton 13), Virginia Tech 24 (LeDay 9). Assists_West Virginia 16 (Carter 3), Virginia Tech 8 (Bibbs, LeDay, Robinson 2). Total Fouls_West Virginia 30, Virginia Tech 30. A_9,567.

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