Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

West Virginia Rolls to Easy Win in Cancun Event Staten Scores 20; 5 Mountainers Hit Double Figures

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

West Virginia Rolls to Easy Win in Cancun Event Staten Scores 20; 5 Mountainers Hit Double Figures

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Juwan Staten led five players in double figures Thursday night and the West Virginia Mountaineers drubbed Georgia Southern, 101- 68, in a first-round game in the Cancun Challenge in Morgantown, W.Va.

The Mountaineers (3-1) play Presbyterian Saturday at home while Georgia Southern travels to Old Dominion. A total of eight teams converge for two games in Cancun, Mexico.

West Virginia's total was its most since dominating Maryland Eastern Shore, 110-44, in coach Bob Huggins' first season back at his alma mater (2007-08).

Staten (20 points) connected on 7 of 11 field goals, 5 of 6 free throws, doled out 9 assists and hauled down 5 rebounds.

He got plenty of support Devin Williams and Terry Henderson -- both of whom scored 16 points -- Eron Harris (15) and Gary Browne (11).

Tre Bussey of Georgia Southern (2-2) led all scorers with 21 points.

The Mountaineers rattled off 12 consecutive points before the Eagles scored, and then opened up a 43-13 lead with 6:33 remaining in the half.

Huggins' 726 all-time victories place him 17th on the lifetime list.

He needs three more wins to tie Norm Stewart and Jerry Tarkanian for 16th place.

ACC

* Florida State 85, VCU 67: Ian Miller scored 22 points and Devon Bookert added 18 to help No. 18 Florida State (4-0) cruise past No. 10 VCU (3-1) at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. Treveon Graham had 14 points to lead the Rams, who were denied their first 4-0 start since the 1993-94 season.

* Connecticut 72, Boston College 70: Ryan Boatwright made two big free throws with 7.9 seconds to play and blocked a 3-point attempt at the buzzer, and No. 18 Connecticut (5-0) beat Boston College (1- 4) in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project in New York.

* Central Florida 63, Miami 58: Calvin Newell scored 19 points to lead Central Florida (3-1) to an upset of host Miami (3-2). …

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