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Mountaineers Struggle Early But Rout Stetson 103-62

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West Virginia sluggish early but ends up punishing the Hatters.

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia struggled early trailing 22-15 at one point. After that, they never looked back.

The Stetson Hatters came into the Coliseum and jumped out to a surprising lead. Groans could be heard as well as head coach Bob Huggins' yelling, which is not completely out of the ordinary.

After trailing 23-15 just 9:29 into the game, WVU ran away with it and Stetson couldn't do anything. Stetson Forward Drew Romich even fouled out with 4:58 left in the first half.

The Hatters were simply outmatched.

Going into halftime, WVU had a 51-35 lead. The first half concluded with 27 total fouls called. The game would end with 44 total fouls called.

Much of the same that occurred late in the first half, continued over into the second half. WVU came out of the locker room and outscored Stetson 52-27.

Devin Williams lead the way for the Mountaineers with 23 points and 10 rebounds. It's his third double-double on the season. Jaysean Paige followed Williams with 19 points of his own. Elijah Macon, who looks to have improved a lot in the offeseason, added 18.

Jonathan Holton also fouled out for the first time in the 2015-2016 season.

The Mountaineers start the season 3-0 and will face Bethune-Cookman on Monday. It'll be the first time WVU will face Bethune-Cookman in program history.