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Staten leads West Virginia in rout over Wofford

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Juwan Staten leads WVU with 17 points and 10 rebounds in 77-44 win

West Virginia (11-1) is off to its best start since opening 11-0 during the 2009-10 season.
 
Elijah Macon and Jonathan Holton both added 11 points and Jevon Carter tallied 10 for the Mountaineers.
 
The Terriers couldn’t handle the Mountaineers’ full-court press, committing a season-high 21 turnovers. West Virginia continued to capitalize of its opponents’ mistakes, scoring 27 points on turnovers.
 
West Virginia scored 16 unanswered points and led 18-2 just seven minutes into the game. Wofford (9-3) committed five turnovers during the scoring drought.
 
The Mountaineers shot 56 percent (15 of 27) from the floor in the first half and led 42-20 at halftime after Holton’s layup off a Staten feed.
 
The second half wasn't much better for the Terriers. Wofford managed only one field goal in the first 10-plus minutes when Spencer Collins hit a 3-pointer at 13:32.
 
Carter responded with a jumper that sparked an 11-0 run, giving the Mountaineers a 62-25 lead.
 
West Virginia led by 40 points before the Terriers scored seven straight points at the end of the game.

The Mountaineers made the win over Wofford look easy when it figured to be a challenge from a team that knocked off N.C. State earlier in December. The Terriers entered the game at No. 42 in RPI.

"I would say that out of our 12 games this would be one of our best with UConn, Boston College and NC State," Staten said. "But those were our toughest games also, so against top teams, we've brought it."

Collins led Wofford with 12 points and Karl Cochran added 10.
 
West Virginia will take on Virginia Tech in Morgantown on Dec. 30 in a rematch of last year’s heart-breaking loss.

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