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No. 10 WVU beats Fordham 86-69

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Jevon Carter and Sagaba Konate had double-doubles to lead No. 10 West Virginia to its picked up his second double-double 11th straight victory, 86-69 over Fordham on Saturday.

The Mountaineers (11-1) started out a little sluggish but managed a 16-point lead with 4 minutes left in the first half.

Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins wasn't impressed with the win.

''We played bad and scored 86,'' Huggins said. ''That's not a bad deal when you play really bad and score 86, and we played bad. Played bad, shot it bad, passed it bad.''

Carter had 10 points and a career-high 12 assists and Konate finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds, both getting their second double-double of the season.

Daxter Miles Jr. led the Mountaineers with 21 points and Lamont West added 15.

''(We've) got to turn it up (for Big 12 play),'' Miles said. ''(It's) different level competition and guys need to be ready to play.''

Will Tavares led Fordham with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Joseph Chartouny added 16 points.

''We did do some good things offensively,'' Rams coach Jeff Neubauer said. ''We just didn't do 40 minutes of good things.''

BIG PICTURE

Fordham picked up a moral victory in Morgantown, staying competitive with the nationally ranked Mountaineers for an entire 40 minutes, and will look to regroup by starting their Atlantic 10 schedule at VCU.

West Virginia will ride their 11-game winning streak into Big 12 play with road games at Oklahoma State and Kansas State.

RETURN TO MORGANTOWN

Before taking the Fordham job in 2015, Neubauer was an assistant coach at West Virginia under John Beilein between 2002 and 2005, helping the Mountaineers to their first Elite Eight appearance since 1959 in his final season with WVU.

''As the bus rolled into Morgantown last night, a lot of memories and stories just came to mind,'' Neubauer said. ''We had three great years here and three years that I'm really proud of.''

ELITE COMPANY

With WVU's win over Fordham, Huggins ties long-time Mount St. Mary's coach Jim Phelan as the seventh all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I history.

On Thursday, Huggins was among six head coaches eligible to enter the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2018.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

With wins over Coppin State and Fordham, it's unlikely that the Mountaineers will go up in the AP Top 25 on their own merits. West Virginia might go up one or two spots due to No. 5 North Carolina's loss to Wofford on Wednesday and No. 9 Xavier's shaky wins over Marshall and Northern Iowa.

UP NEXT

Fordham opens Atlantic 10 play at VCU on Dec. 30.

West Virginia starts the Big 12 season at Oklahoma State on Friday.

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Key Players
J. Chartouny
J. Carter
33.9 Min. Per Game 33.9
19.2 Pts. Per Game 19.2
5.9 Ast. Per Game 5.9
5.6 Reb. Per Game 5.6
31.9 Field Goal % 43.7
15.6 Three Point % 40.7
69.8 Free Throw % 85.7
+ 2 Will Tavares made layup 8.0
  Offensive rebound by Ivan Raut 19.0
  Joseph Chartouny missed 3-pt. jump shot 21.0
+ 2 Lamont West made layup 29.0
  Offensive rebound by Lamont West 30.0
  Sagaba Konate missed dunk 32.0
  Defensive rebound by Lamont West 51.0
  Perris Hicks missed layup 53.0
+ 2 Daxter Miles Jr. made layup, assist by Jevon Carter 1:10
+ 2 David Pekarek made jump shot 1:12
+ 1 Sagaba Konate made free throw 1:29
Team Stats
Points 69 86
Field Goals 23-54 (42.6%) 30-66 (45.5%)
3-Pointers 7-23 (30.4%) 10-30 (33.3%)
Free Throws 16-19 (84.2%) 16-24 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 28 44
Offensive 6 15
Defensive 21 25
Team 1 4
Assists 12 21
Steals 9 8
Blocks 1 5
Turnovers 17 14
Fouls 24 18
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST
21 PTS, 4 REB, 6 AST
12T
away team logo Fordham 5-7 393069
home team logo 10 West Virginia 11-1 464086
Team Stats
away team logo Fordham 5-7 65.9 PPG 36.8 RPG 11.3 APG
home team logo 10 West Virginia 11-1 73.8 PPG 43.4 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
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W. Tavares G PPG RPG APG FG%
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D. Miles Jr. G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
W. Tavares G 18 PTS 7 REB 1 AST
D. Miles Jr. G 21 PTS 4 REB 6 AST
42.6 FG% 45.5
30.4 3PT FG% 33.3
84.2 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
W. Tavares 18 7 1 7/15 0/2 4/5 3 30 2 0 4 4 3
J. Chartouny 16 6 3 5/14 1/6 5/6 3 36 3 0 3 0 6
I. Raut 7 2 3 1/4 1/3 4/4 2 28 1 0 1 1 1
T. Evans 6 0 1 3/5 0/0 0/0 2 12 0 0 1 0 0
P. Slanina 3 5 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 5 22 0 0 2 1 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
W. Tavares 18 7 1 7/15 0/2 4/5 3 30 2 0 4 4 3
J. Chartouny 16 6 3 5/14 1/6 5/6 3 36 3 0 3 0 6
I. Raut 7 2 3 1/4 1/3 4/4 2 28 1 0 1 1 1
T. Evans 6 0 1 3/5 0/0 0/0 2 12 0 0 1 0 0
P. Slanina 3 5 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 5 22 0 0 2 1 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Pekarek 9 4 0 3/6 2/4 1/2 2 17 1 1 1 0 4
C. Havsa 7 2 4 2/4 1/3 2/2 3 28 2 0 4 0 2
P. Hicks 3 1 0 1/4 1/3 0/0 4 26 0 0 1 0 1
B. Petty 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
N. Zarkovic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bunting - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Sanchez - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Downing - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Ohams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 69 27 12 23/54 7/23 16/19 24 200 9 1 17 6 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Miles Jr. 21 4 6 8/10 4/6 1/2 4 39 1 0 0 3 1
L. West 15 9 0 6/10 1/3 2/2 1 25 1 0 2 1 8
S. Konate 12 11 0 4/10 0/0 4/7 1 31 1 3 1 6 5
J. Carter 10 5 12 2/5 0/2 6/8 4 35 3 0 3 1 4
W. Harris 10 6 1 3/14 3/10 1/2 1 20 1 1 3 1 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Miles Jr. 21 4 6 8/10 4/6 1/2 4 39 1 0 0 3 1
L. West 15 9 0 6/10 1/3 2/2 1 25 1 0 2 1 8
S. Konate 12 11 0 4/10 0/0 4/7 1 31 1 3 1 6 5
J. Carter 10 5 12 2/5 0/2 6/8 4 35 3 0 3 1 4
W. Harris 10 6 1 3/14 3/10 1/2 1 20 1 1 3 1 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Bolden 11 2 0 4/10 1/5 2/3 1 17 1 0 1 1 1
C. Harler 3 0 1 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0
M. Bender 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 9 0 1 0 1 0
T. Allen 2 1 1 1/5 0/3 0/0 2 7 0 0 2 0 1
D. Hunter 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 2 0 0 2 1 0
E. Ahmad - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Routt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Knapper - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 86 40 21 30/66 10/30 16/24 18 200 8 5 14 15 25