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West Virginia Mountaineers Overcome Early Struggles To Defeat Virginia 66-57

West Virginia overcame early shooting and turnover woes to defeat the Virginia Cavaliers on the road.

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After getting off to a rough start, the West Virginia Mountaineers were able to pull out a tough win on the road, snapping Virginia’s 24-game home winning streak, 66-57.

The Mountaineers were led by Junior Jevon Carter, who registered 11 points and five assists. Morgantown, West Virginia native Nathan Adrian followed closely behind with 10 points and five rebounds.

In the early going, the Wahoos controlled the tempo and disrupted West Virginia’s press, making it barely effective. WVU and UVA wrestled for the lead during the final minutes, but Tony Bennett’s squad secured a 25-24 lead going into the half.

The Mountaineers and Cavaliers traded leads throughout the start of the second half, with West Virginia finally able to exert its dominance in rebounding.

West Virginia’s win against the Cavaliers is the Mountaineers’ best regular season win against a non-conference opponent since defeating the No. 15 Ohio State Buckeyes 76-48 in 2008