WVU Glides Past Youngstown State
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–West Virginia used an 11-0 run at the end of the first half to open up a comfortable lead over Youngstown State, and the Mountaineers cruised from there to 106-72 victory.
The win was the fourth straight for WVU, which improved to 5-2 on the season. Meanwhile YSU fell to 3-6.
Things will ramp up quickly for West Virginia, as it travels to New York City to face Florida (4-3) on Tuesday at 9 p.m. Then WVU returns to the Coliseum where it hosts Pitt (7-1) on Saturday at noon.
Beetle Bolden led West Virginia’s first half push with 13 points in the first 20 minutes. He finished with 15. Four other Mountaineers also scored in double figures, as Esa Ahmad had 15, Sagaba Konated 14 Brandon Knapper 10 and Wes Harris 10.
The Penguins, who are in their second season under former WVU assistant coach Jerrod Calhoun, were led in scoring by Garrett Covington, who had 20.
It was the first time this season the Mountaineers have reached the 100-point mark, but it was the fourth straight game in which it scored 88 points or more.
It was the 850th career win for WVU head coach Bob Huggins.