Jevon Carter picked up a double-double and West Virginia got six players in double figures, pulling away from Fordham late, 86-69. Carter finished with 10 points and 12 assists for his second double-double of the season. Sagaba Konate also had a doubled-double with 12 points and 11 boards, to go with three blocks.
To go along with Carter’s 10, Daxter Miles had 21, Lamont West 15, Sagaba Konate 12, James Bolden 11 and Wesley harris with 10.
The Mountaineers got the lead to 16 with four minutes to go in the first half. The Rams were able to cut the lead when guard Ivan Raut had four free throws and a 3-pointer before the head in cutting the lead to five. A Carter dunk just before the horn took the score into the half at 46-39 Mountaineers.
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WVU came out of the second half hot, going on a 12-5 run. At that point the lead went to double digits and the Rams made a few pushes but were never able to come all the way back.
Fordham was led by Will Tavares with 18 points and seven boards and Joseph Chartouny chipped in with 16 points.
The Rams had to be happy with their performance as they hung with the No. 10 team in the nation, despite coming into the game with a 5-6 record. This could give them some much needed momentum heading into their Atlantic 10 schedule. It tips off against perennial A-10 power VCU.
The Mountaineers are riding an 11-game winning streak into conference play. Big 12 play begins with road games against Oklahoma State and Kansas State. The game against Oklahoma State tips is Friday night. This is the fourth year in a row the Mountaineers have started the season 11-1. Last year the team got to 12-1, 2016 15-1 and 2015 14-1.
Also, congratulations to West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins who moved into 7th place in wins in all-time in Division 1 history. It was his 830th division 1 win.
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