MORGANTOWN, W.Va.– Teddy Allen scored 19 points as No.11 West Virginia thumped Wheeling Jesuit University 98-50 in an exhibition game at the Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
Lamont West and Wesley Harris both tallied 16 points. D’Angelo Hunter added 12 points and Logan Routt had seven points and 10 rebounds.
The Mountaineers had all 11 players contribute in their scoring frenzy.
Haywood Highsmith led the Cardinals with 22 points and 10 boards. Jeremiah Wilson added 15 points.
WVU’s bench outscored Jesuit’s 46-4.
“Last year we had seniors coming off the bench, Tarik (Phillip), Teyvon (Myers) and now we are trying to build younger guys to fill those spots,” Routt said. “I feel like they’re doing a good job but they’re still young so they’re making mistakes.”
The Mountaineers forced 16 turnovers and had nine steals. However, they turned the ball over 14 times.
WVU began the game with a 12-0 run but looked lackadaisical most of the first half.
The Mountaineers led 47-30 at the half but blew the game open at the start of the second half with a 14-4 run.
Bob Huggins’ squad switched to the 1-3-1 for much of the second half.
In the second half, Beetle Bolden left the game with an apparent ankle injury.
“He’ll be alright,” Huggins said. “Beetle’s tough.”
WVU shot 57.8 percent from the field, 50 percent from beyond the arc and 56.6 percent from the charity stripe.
The Cardinals shot 31.8 percent from the floor, 6.5 percent from 3-point range and 60 percent from the free throw line.
The Mountaineers resume regular season play on Wednesday against Coppin State. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. at the Coliseum.
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