Allen powers No. 10 WVU past Coppin State

Allen powers No. 10 WVU past Coppin State

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Allen powers No. 10 WVU past Coppin State

Dec 20, 2017; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers forward Teddy Allen (13) drives baseline past Coppin State Eagles forward Adam Traore (0) during the second half at WVU Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Teddy Allen scored a career-high 24 points as No. 10 West Virginia pummeled Coppin State 77-38 on Wednesday night at the Coliseum.

Jevon Carter tallied 14 points. Beetle Bolden had 12 and Daxter Miles Jr. added 11 for the Mountaineers (10-1).

In the second half, Miles became the 52nd player in school history to score 1,000 points.

No member of the Eagles (0-12) scored in double-figures. Lamar Morgan led Coppin State with eight points.

Dec 20, 2017; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers guard Daxter Miles Jr. (4) runs onto the court before their game against the Coppin State Eagles at WVU Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

WVU forced 28 turnovers, leading to 29 points.  The Mountaineers had 13 steals.

“It was better,” head coach Bob Huggins said about WVU’s pressure. “You didn’t see straight line drives, where we just turn guys loose to the rim.”

The Mountaineers struggled in the first 10 minutes of the game, shooting 5 of 23 over the first 13 minutes.

It was Allen’s 3-pointer and free throw with 5:02 remaining that snapped WVU’s shooting woes in the first half.

The Mountaineers outrebounded the Eagles 56-41.

WVU shot 31 percent from the floor and made 6-of-29 from 3.

Coppin State shot 23 percent from the field and 15 percent from beyond the arc.

Lamont West did not play due to a sprained ankle.

The Mountaineers play Fordham on Saturday at the Coliseum before beginning Big 12 play on December 29 against Oklahoma State.

 

Cover Photo Credit: Ben Queen- USA TODAY SPORTS

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