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Bob Huggins disappointed as West Virginia crushes Radford

A 30-4 first half run propelled the Mountaineers over the Highlanders.

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Despite an absolutely dominating performance against Radford, Bob Huggins didn’t have very many nice things to say about WVU’s guard play.

“I thought I had four guards that I could depend on,” said Huggins. “I couldn’t depend on half of them today.”

Jevon Carter and Tarik Phillip combined for 28 points and 8 rebounds, so he must be talking about Daxter Miles and Teyvon Meyers.

It’s a little curious considering that Dax had a semi-decent game of his own with 8 points, 2 rebounds. That narrows it down to Teyvon, who actually did have a lackluster night shooting 1 for 4 and grabbed one rebound in his seven minutes on the floor.

Esa Ahmad led the Mountaineers in scoring with 17.

“I thought I played well,” said Ahmad. “I got the open shots when my teammates found me. I was just trying to get my shots within the flow of the game.”

The game was really back and forth throughout the first ten minutes and the Highlanders cut WVU’s lead to within five halfway through the first half. Afterwards, Carter led the Mountaineers to a 30-4 run to take to give WVU a 53-22 lead going into the locker room.

The Mountaineers also scored 41 points off of 29 Radford turnovers.

WVU returns to action on Friday afternoon as they host the Northern Kentucky Norse.

“We’ve got 19 hard, hard, hard games coming and Northern Kentucky has four road wins which is the most in the country,” said Huggins. “They must be pretty good.”