MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Jevon Carter scored 21 points and No. 14 West Virginia bounced back in a 100-58 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Sunday at the Coliseum.
After struggling from beyond-the-arc in Tuesday’s loss to Virginia, WVU made 15 3-pointers.
Jamaal Samuel scored UL Monroe’s first 15 points of the game. He finished the night with 19 points. Travis Munnings added 12.
Like most teams, the Warhawks struggled with WVU’s pressure defense. The Mountaineers forced 21 turnovers and had 14 steals.
After a disappointing game against Virginia where Carter got benched in the second half, he had a bounce back performance against UL Monroe.
With just over three minutes to go in the first half, Carter turned it on and scored 12 straight points, allowing WVU to take a 59-26 at the half. The sophomore guard scored 19 points in the first half.
“He made some shots today, but he also spent a lot of time in the gym,” head coach Bob Huggins said. ” There is a direct correlation between putting the time in and working in the right fashion. He has been successful with doing those things. He has spent a ton of time in the gym.”
The Mountaineers had 11 different players score, including backup guard Richard Romeo, whose jumper with 23 seconds left put WVU over the century mark for the third time this season.
Majok Deng was sidelined against the Mountaineers with a leg injury.
WVU plays in-state foe Marshall on Thursday in Charleston in the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.