Javon Carter had a rough go of it Tuesday night against the Virginia Cavaliers when he was ultimately benched by head coach Bob Huggins. Carter responded well tonight against an outmatched opponent by dropping 21 points on the Warhawks.
A shaky start by the Mountaineers to start the game became a non issue within minutes as West Virginia brought a 59-26 lead into halftime at the Coliseum.
WVU survived the initial Jamaal Samuel onslaught as he scored the first 11 points for the Warhawks. He would finish the first half with 15 of the Warhawks' 26 total points.
Carter then took over the game and posted 19 points and four steals in the first half.
In typical Bob Huggins fashion, he still found something to complain about after the first 20 minutes of play. As his team lead by 33, Huggins targeted Warren Bakers bright blue button down dress shirt telling the Root Sports Pittsburgh color analyst he needs to get a new shirt, with a big smirk on his face.
Baker, the West Virginia Hall of Famer, took the insult well with a hearty chuckle.
Much of the same continued in the second half as the Mountaineers finished off Louisiana-Monroe 100-58. Carter lead the way for West Virginia with 21 points. Dexter Miles Jr. followed suit with 18 of his own.
The Mountaineers finished with five players in double digits in points. Devin Williams added yet another double-double, his sixth of the season, with a 12 points and 10 rebound performance.
Press Virginia, as the Mountaineers are often called, forced Louisiana-Monroe into making 21 turnovers.
WVU also finally got hot behind the arc shooting 41.7% (15 of 36).
West Virginia improved to 8-1 on the season. They will face the 2-6 Marshall Thundering Herd on Thursday night in Charleston, West Virginia.