West Virginia (2-1) recorded its second win in a row Saturday night topping Morgan State 111-48 inside the Coliseum.
After a one-game absence, sophomore Sagaba Konate returned to the starting lineup Saturday along with the other four that had started the previous two games.
West Virginia was led in scoring by senior guard Daxter Miles with a career high 32 points and senior guard Jevon Carter with 16 points. Also in double figures with 13 was redshirt sophomore guard James Bolden and freshman Teddy Allen with 10.
The Mountaineers forced 27 turnovers swarming the Bears on the defensive end.
The Mountaineers jumped out to a 11-3 start, hitting their first four shots from the floor while forcing four turnovers in the first three minutes of the game with an aggressive defense. The lead was pushed out to 17-5 just over five minutes into the game as the Mountaineers scored nine points off turnovers.
West Virginia led 23-7 at the 11:48 mark in the game as the Mountaineers held Morgan State to 3-9 from the field and hit 9-13 on the offensive field themselves. A 22-0 run helped push the advantage to 39-7 as the defense continued to fluster the Bears.
Things wouldn’t get any better as West Virginia would stretch it out to 50-8 on the heels of a 33-1 run, and at one point had forced 14 turnovers while Morgan State had only attempted 15 shots. And the Mountaineers would take 59-20 lead into the halftime locker room.
Miles lead the team in scoring at halftime with 15 points and the Mountaineers would head into the intermission scoring 25 points off 15 turnovers.
West Virginia would hold a 66-24 lead with 16:28 left to play in the game with the Mountaineers shooting 64-percent from the floor. A 10-0 run would stretch the advantage out to 72-24 and the Mountaineers would cruise from there.
West Virginia will play host to Long Beach State with tipoff set for 7 p.m.