Carter, West lead No. 18 WVU over No. 15 Virginia 68-61 (Dec 05, 2017)

December 5, 2017 - Finding Carter

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia’s Jevon Carter is doing so many some-more today than only being a pivotal to Bob Huggins’ smothering defense.

Carter had 23 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists to lead No. 18 West Virginia to a 68-61 feat over No. 15 Virginia 68-61 on Tuesday night, promulgation a Cavaliers to their initial loss.

”What he did was flattering damn good,” Virginia manager Tony Bennett pronounced of Carter. ”He’s physical. He’s tough.”

Carter is a returning Big 12 defensive actor of a year who leads a republic in steals during 4.5 per game. He pennyless a school’s career steals record in a win over NJIT final week.

The comparison has picked adult his offense considerably, too, leading 20 points in 5 games this season.

Carter pronounced his certainty turn in his shot is during an ”all-time high. we feel like each shot we fire is going to go in, no matter a situation, a game, a time we score.”

As expected, Carter and Virginia’s Kyle Guy put on a scoring show. It only didn’t occur right away.

Shadowed by De’Andre Hunter, Carter went scoreless over a initial 12 mins of a game.

Guy missed his initial 6 shots and went scoreless in a initial half, afterwards strike 6 3-pointers after halftime as Virginia overcame an eight-point deficit.

”He got some flattering good looks in a initial half. Maybe a integrate were a small rushed,” Bennett said. ”But afterwards he got some genuine purify looks in a second half and we suspicion a guys did a good pursuit of anticipating him.”

But Guy missed both shot attempts over a final 4 minutes, finishing with 18 points.

West Virginia’s Lamont West, who tied a deteriorate high with 22 points, strike a baseline jumper and a 3-pointer 1:18 detached to mangle a 56-all tie and put a Mountaineers brazen to stay. After Ty Jerome sank a 3-pointer to trim Virginia’s necessity to 61-59 with 2:33 left, Carter done 5 giveaway throws and West done dual to sign a win.

West Virginia, that went 16 of 18 from a line, has won 8 straight.

For a second loyal year, a Mountaineers done it formidable for Virginia to get into a unchanging descent rhythm.

”We only wanted to play a pace,” West said. ”We didn’t wish to play their pace. They play a slower gait and we wanted to speed a diversion up. We only wanted to concentration on defense.”

Daxter Miles Jr. combined 12 points for a Mountaineers (8-1). Devon Hall led Virginia (8-1) with 19 points.

The 68 points were a many authorised by Virginia this season.


Virginia: The Cavaliers came adult only brief in their initial loyal highway diversion outward a state of Virginia and their initial diversion opposite a ranked competition this season. It noted Virginia’s initial outing to Morgantown given a 1985 National Invitation Tournament.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers found a approach to win notwithstanding scoring only 8 points in a paint, their fewest in that area this season. It’s something that could continue to be an emanate until brazen Esa Ahmad earnings from an educational cessation in January.


Virginia entered a diversion tied for fifth in a republic with a fewest turnovers committed during 8.9 per game. The Cavaliers had a season-high 14 Tuesday.


Bennett had an thought it would be tough to play in Morgantown, though he wasn’t prepared for a Mountaineers’ buckskin-wearing mascot, who fires a musket before each game.

”I wasn’t utterly prepared for a gunshot,” Bennett said. ”They astounded me on that one. They pronounced it’d be after a starting lineups, and we was articulate to a guys and bang there it goes. It’s loud.”


Virginia: Hosts Davidson on Dec. 16, partial of a four-game home mount to finish a month.

West Virginia: Plays during Pittsburgh on Saturday night, a initial Backyard Brawl between a former Big East rivals given 2012.

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