The struggle was real. 17th ranked West Virginia had their way tonight from downtown as they went 10 for 24. Virginia Tech did not have an answer all night and will need to improve their shooting going forward. 29% from deep will not win many games, if any at all.
West Virginia was led by guard Juwan Staten who finished the game with 18 points including 3 3-pointers. Also breaking double figures for West Virginia was Gary Browne with 12 points including 2 of the team's 10 3-pointers. Finishing the game shooting nearly 42% helped the Bobby Huggins led squad to a lopsided victory. While only two players broke double digits, they received minutes from 14 players on their roster.
For Virginia Tech, it was a forgetful night. Their top scorers each combined for 10 points each in Adam Smith and Satchel Price. The game was close at the end of the first half for Virginia Tech but it quickly went south in the second half.
Coming out of the break, West Virginia came out shooting. They went on a quick 15-4 run to take a 48-34 lead with 16:03 left in the game. From then on, they never looked back. Later in the half they went on a bigger run when they outscored Virginia Tech 20-2 to take their largest lead of the game at 77-43.
This victory put West Virginia at 12-1 on the season and Virginia Tech fell to 8-5 on the year. Things will not any easier for Virginia Tech as they will be hosting Syracuse on Saturday to open up the ACC season.