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WVU pulls away from Robert Morris

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Eleven players scores as Mountaineers roll in second half

Despite an even first half--30-30 at the buzzer--West Virginia (6-2) took off in the second over Robert Morris (3-5) to win 82-49 at the WVU Coliseum Tuesday night.

RMU kicked off the scoring as Coron Williams sank a 3-point jumper with an assist from Anthony Myers. Myers picked up another assist on Yann Charles' basket 42 seconds later before Danny Jennings put the Mountaineers on the board to make it 5-2, and the Colonials gave WVU all they could handle for the first 20 minutes.

WVU coach Bob Huggins wasn't alright with the close score going into the second and let his team know it, subbing his entire starting five. "I just get tired of watching guys not play," said Huggins. "I've got great respect for the game and the way the game is supposed to be played. And the 6,334 that showed up deserved a lot better."

That was just the spark the Mountaineers needed and they went on a 27-point streak in the first 10 minutes of the second to put away the Colonials.

The Mountaineers added to their impressive home-stand, giving them a 4-0 record at the Coliseum while this game drops the Colonials to 1-6 on the road.

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"He was just playing with passion, and it's not like he wasn't having fun out there because he was thinking so much, or he had so much going on out there with the coaches telling him how he's trying to play. I think tonight he just laid it all out and was just having fun. I think we need that from him on a regular basis."  -- WVU senior guard Joe Mazzulla on Deniz Kilicli's performance when he simplifies his game. Kilicli led the Mountaineers with 14 points.

STAT SHEET

Robert Morris:
Coron Williams 11 pts, 1 reb, 3 ast, 4 stl, 3 3-pointers

West Virginia: John Flowers 12 pts, 10 reb, 2 ast, 2 blk

Robert Morris:17-57 (29.8%) from the floor, 6-27 (22.2%) from 3-points, 9-14 (64.3%) from the line

West Virginia: 29-52 (55.8%) from the floor, 2-11 (18.2%) from 3-points, 22-31 (71.0%) from the line

NEXT UP

West Virginia takes on Duquesne at home on December 12 while Robert Morris faces the Youngstown State Penguins on the 11th, both at 7 pm.

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