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Mountaineers Roll Herd, Head to Second Straight Sweet 16

Mountaineers Roll Herd, Head to Second Straight Sweet 16

The No. 5 seed Mountaineers roll the Herd and are headed for a showdown against Villanova in their second consecutive trip to the Sweet Sixteen, after defeating No. 13 seed Marshall, 94-71.

West Virginia got off to a nightmarish start when the Herd drained three straight three-pointers to take a 9-2 lead.

After that there wasn’t much more positive news for Marshall.

Midway through the first half West Virginia took a 21-20 lead after a three by Lamont West. The ran continued into the half with West Virginia leading 42-25 at the break.

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West Virginia was led by Jevon Carter, who was vintage JC. He had 28 points, five assists, four steals and four rebounds. A stat sheet stuffing performance by the Mountaineer guard. Lamont West had 18 points and 10 boards, breaking out of a recent slump. Beetle Bolden added 11 off the bench. Esa Ahmad was solid all-around with 10 points, seven boards and seven assists.

Chalk up another spot in the history books for Jevon Carter. He joined Jerry West as the only Mountaineers to have four 20-point games in the NCAA Tournament. The Logo had eight 20-point games in his Mountaineer career.

Sagaba Konate added eight points, seven rebounds and a block. He also altered many shots and was a presence in the lane all night long. Plus he had this epic slam and flex when the Mountaineers were really starting to take control of the game.

<blockquote class=”twitter-video” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>THE SLAM, THE FLEX! ????<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarchMadness?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#MarchMadness</a> <a href=”https://t.co/gnSFXDhXTW”>pic.twitter.com/gnSFXDhXTW</a></p>&mdash; NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) <a href=”https://twitter.com/marchmadness/status/975559172673556481?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>March 19, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Up next is a Sweet 16 matchup against Villanova. The game will be on Friday in Boston. Tip off is set for 7:27 p.m. ET and the game will be shown on TBS.

Sean is a writer and co-owner at MountaineerSports.com

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