December 9, 2009

WVU wins, but Huggins bristles

MORGANTOWN--Head coach Bob Huggins started four players over 6-foot-7, taking advantage of No. 6 West Virginia's size to fold Duquesne, 68-39. Kevin Jones was the game's leading scorer (16) and grabbed nine of the team's 45 rebounds.

Devin Ebanks took Casey Mitchell's starting spot. The four-forward, one-guard alignment hassled the smaller Dukes, who started 6-foot-8 forward Rodrigo Peggau--his first of the season--to combat the Mountaineers.

It didn't help. The Dukes turned the ball over a season-high 24 times. Nine of their first ten possessions ended with a turnover or a miss.

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