Texas started the game going 7-for-11 from the floor, but were unable to build more than a four point lead before the Mountaineers ripped control of the game away from the Longhorns.
West Virginia took a ten point (32-22) lead into the locker room at the half, and continued building that lead throughout the second half. With just under five minutes left in the game, the Mountaineers held a 29-point lead over Shaka Smart’s Longhorns.
The Mountaineers shot 45.6% for the game, including 52.2% from three point territory, and made all 12 of their attempted free throws.
Jevon Carter led the Mountaineers 22 points, 7 assists. Beetle Bolden went 5-of-6 from beyond the arc, and finished with 19 points off the bench. Daxter Miles Jr. added 15 points. Sagaba Konate finished with 10 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks. Teddy “Teddy Buckets” Allen did not play in this game.
West Virginia is back in action on Monday when they travel to Fort Worth to take on the No. 24 TCU Horned Frogs. That game will tip off at 9:00PM Eastern, and will be televised on ESPN.