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Carter gets 20, West Virginia beats winless Marist 84-78

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) West Virginia coach Bob Huggins didn't mince any words about his team's performance.

Jevon Carter had 20 points, Sagaba Konate added 14, and No. 23 West Virginia survived an upset bid by winless Marist, beating the Red Foxes 84-78 in the opening round Thursday night at the Advocare Invitational.

''Our effort (stunk)'' Huggins said. ''To play the way we play, you have to play with great effort.''

Carter hit a key trey that put West Virginia ahead 70-67 with 5 1/2 minutes left after Marist had pulled even on Brian Parker's basket.

The Mountaineers (4-1), who shot 32 percent over the game's first 28 minutes, finished at 35 percent.

Marist (0-4) got 19 points from David Knudsen and 14 more by Parker.

''I'm a very proud coach,'' Marist coach Mike Maker said. ''That's the most passion our team and our program has shown in my tenure.''

Knudsen hit a pair of 3s that got Marist with 65-62 with 7 minutes to play.

West Virginia, winner of four in a row after a season-opening 88-65 loss to Texas A(at)M in Germany, did have success in the turnover battle by turning 24 Marist miscues into 26 points. Marist got 11 points off 11 West Virginia turnovers.

The Mountaineers shot just 33 percent (13 of 39), including 15 percent (3 for 20) from 3-point range in a sluggish first half that saw West Virginia take a 39-26 lead.

West Virginia went 8 for 38 (21 percent) from behind the arc overall.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

West Virginia will likely need to win the invitational to stay in the Top-25 and the championship could help the Mountaineers move up slightly in the rankings.

BIG PICTURE

West Virginia: Over the last 15 years are 137-33 against non-conference opponents. The Mountaineers beat Marist 87-44 in the only previous meetings between the teams in 2012.

Marist: The other losses this season came against Lehigh (84-76, OT), UMass-Lowell (76-73) and Army (94-73).

NICE RETURN

West Virginia back-up guard James Bolden missed several minutes late in the first half after landing awkwardly on his leg. When he returned, the sophomore hit a 3 on the Mountaineers' next possession and finished with eight points.

MAKING SHOTS COUNT

Marist went 26 for 47 (55 percent) from the floor, while West Virginia made 26 of 74.

UP NEXT

West Virginia: Has a semifinal match up Friday night with Central Florida.

Marist: Faces Nebraska in a consolation game Friday night.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Offensive rebound by Marist 0.0
  Brian Parker missed 3-pt. jump shot 0.0
+ 1 Jevon Carter made 2nd of 2 free throws 5.0
+ 1 Jevon Carter made 1st of 2 free throws 5.0
  Personal foul on Andrea Bernardi 5.0
+ 2 Austin Williams made driving layup 6.0
+ 1 Daxter Miles Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 11.0
+ 1 Daxter Miles Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 11.0
  Personal foul on David Knudsen 11.0
+ 2 Aleksandar Dozic made floating jump shot 13.0
  Offensive rebound by Marist 15.0
Team Stats
Points 84 78
Field Goals 26-74 (35.1%) 26-47 (55.3%)
3-Pointers 8-38 (21.1%) 10-21 (47.6%)
Free Throws 24-29 (82.8%) 16-25 (64.0%)
Total Rebounds 43 33
Offensive 22 3
Defensive 19 25
Team 2 5
Assists 16 14
Steals 13 5
Blocks 1 1
Turnovers 11 22
Fouls 25 23
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST
19 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo 23 West Virginia 4-1 394584
home team logo Marist 0-4 265278
Team Stats
away team logo 23 West Virginia 4-1 81.1 PPG 47.2 RPG 15.2 APG
home team logo Marist 0-4 69.6 PPG 34.5 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
00
J. Carter G PPG RPG APG FG%
34
D. Knudsen G/F 7.8 PPG 1.9 RPG 1.0 APG 41.5 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Carter G 20 PTS 5 REB 4 AST
D. Knudsen G/F 19 PTS 2 REB 2 AST
35.1 FG% 55.3
21.1 3PT FG% 47.6
82.8 FT% 64.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Carter 38 20 5 4 4 0 1 4 5/14 4/11 6/8 3 2
S. Konate 23 14 10 0 1 1 1 3 5/8 0/0 4/5 5 5
D. Miles Jr. 29 12 7 7 0 0 4 3 4/13 0/5 4/5 4 3
L. West 24 9 5 1 0 0 0 0 3/10 0/4 3/3 1 4
W. Harris 24 9 2 0 3 0 0 4 3/6 0/2 3/4 2 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Carter 38 20 5 4 4 0 1 4 5/14 4/11 6/8 3 2
S. Konate 23 14 10 0 1 1 1 3 5/8 0/0 4/5 5 5
D. Miles Jr. 29 12 7 7 0 0 4 3 4/13 0/5 4/5 4 3
L. West 24 9 5 1 0 0 0 0 3/10 0/4 3/3 1 4
W. Harris 24 9 2 0 3 0 0 4 3/6 0/2 3/4 2 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Bolden 18 8 1 2 2 0 1 1 3/11 2/7 0/0 1 0
C. Harler 20 6 3 1 3 0 1 3 2/6 2/6 0/0 1 2
T. Allen 9 4 4 1 0 0 1 3 1/5 0/2 2/2 3 1
D. Hunter 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/1 2/2 1 0
L. Routt 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1
M. Bender 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
E. Ahmad - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Knapper - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 84 41 16 13 1 11 25 26/74 8/38 24/29 22 19
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Knudsen 29 19 2 2 2 0 2 4 7/11 5/9 0/0 0 2
B. Parker 30 14 2 2 0 0 8 4 5/8 0/2 4/7 0 2
A. Dozic 23 5 3 3 0 0 1 3 2/5 1/3 0/1 0 3
R. Funk 27 5 1 0 1 0 2 2 2/3 1/2 0/2 0 1
T. Sjoberg 18 4 4 2 0 1 0 4 1/2 0/0 2/3 2 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Knudsen 29 19 2 2 2 0 2 4 7/11 5/9 0/0 0 2
B. Parker 30 14 2 2 0 0 8 4 5/8 0/2 4/7 0 2
A. Dozic 23 5 3 3 0 0 1 3 2/5 1/3 0/1 0 3
R. Funk 27 5 1 0 1 0 2 2 2/3 1/2 0/2 0 1
T. Sjoberg 18 4 4 2 0 1 0 4 1/2 0/0 2/3 2 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
I. Lamb 20 10 3 0 0 0 4 2 3/5 0/1 4/4 0 3
K. Palsson 13 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 3/3 2/2 0/0 0 3
A. Williams 21 8 5 3 2 0 4 0 2/8 0/1 4/4 1 4
L. Gummerus 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 0
C. McClenaghan 14 2 5 1 0 0 0 2 0/1 0/0 2/4 0 5
A. Bernardi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
O. Momah - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Mitchell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Carmello - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Lee - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Servetas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 78 28 14 5 1 22 23 26/47 10/21 16/25 3 25