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Erik Stevenson Calls WVU’s Performance Versus Stony Brook ‘Pathetic’



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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU G Erik Stevenson spoke about the team’s lackluster performance against Stony Brook on Thursday night, calling it pathetic.

“It was pathetic, to be honest. It’s just a bad performance as a team. No disrespect to [Stony Brook] but we should beat them by 40,” Stevenson said. “I was in the locker room pretty hot at halftime and I was pretty quiet after the game. I’m just not pleased with it.”

West Virginia defeated Stony Brook 75-64 but it wasn’t the effort that anybody on the team was proud of. A couple of scoring droughts and missed assignments on defense resulted in the Seawolves keeping it pretty close throughout the entirety of the game. Stony Brook was down single digits with about 10 minutes left in the game. West Virginia and Stony Brook had 33 rebounds each as well.

WVU’s game against SBU was their final game before Christmas break. WVU head coach Bob Huggins has given the team four days off before returning to prepare for a Big 12 road trip to Manhattan and Stillwater. WVU G Joe Toussaint saw this game against Stony Brook as a trap game as they have been looking forward to the break. Toussaint also promises that they’ll be ready for Kansas State next Saturday.

“I think everybody’s just ready to go home and see their families. I think after we see our families and regroup, lock in and come back with a better mindset,” Toussaint said. “I’m just glad we got the W. We’re going to come back and regroup. I promise we’ll be better next game, promise.”

West Virginia finished out their traditional non-conference schedule at 10-2. WVU’s best wins are over Pitt, UAB and Florida with their two losses coming from No. 1 Purdue and Xavier. The test will begin for this group starting next week when they begin Big 12 play against Kansas State on New Year’s Eve.

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