West Virginia Cruises to 75-57 Win Over Morehead State
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — On Tuesday night, West Virginia cruised to a 75-57 win over Morehead State behind Tre Mitchell’s 21 points.
Mitchell showed out in his third career game with West Virginia (3-0). Mitchell’s 21 points is more than he scored during his single season at Texas. The Pittsburgh native shot 8-of-10 from the field against the Eagles.
A dunk by Mitchell and a three-pointer by Erik Stevenson resulted in a Morehead State timeout with 12 minutes left in the game. WVU went on a 16-3 run to extend the lead to as much as 21 points. It took a while for West Virginia to show their great energy that they had from last week.
In the first four minutes of the game, WVU committed more turnovers (5) than points (4). The offense played sloppy throughout the first half but got it going late in the half.
The Mountaineers went on a 10-2 run in the final two minutes of the half, behind Mitchell, Joe Toussaint and Mohamed Wague to lead by nine.
Morehead State (2-2) turned the ball over 20 times. West Virginia took advantage, scoring 32 points off of the Eagles turnovers.
Wague connected on an and-one opportunity in the early stages of the second half to give WVU a 44-32 lead. The sophomore forward finished with 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting..
Notable scorers for WVU: Mitchell (21), Wague (10) and Jimmy Bell (10).
WVU forward Patrick Suemnick made his debut with the Mountaineers on Tuesday night. Suemnick has been sidelined for the first two games with a knee injury from the preseason. The sophomore from Green Bay finished with two points in six minutes.
Tuesday night’s game against Morehead State marks the 1,318th Division-I game coached by West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins. Huggins moves into fifth all-time on the games coaching list behind Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, Cliff Ellis and Jim Phelan.
The last time West Virginia and Morehead State played against each other was the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The Mountaineers won 84-67 behind Deuce McBride’s 30-point performance.
West Virginia will host another game on Friday night, welcoming Penn. This marks the first time that WVU will play an Ivy League school since 1981. The Mountaineers and Quakers will tipoff at 7 p.m. inside the WVU Coliseum on ESPN+.