College basketball roundup: West Virginia rolls to easy win in Cancun event

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Juwan Staten led five players in double figures Thursday night and the West Virginia Mountaineers drubbed Georgia Southern, 101-68, in a first-round game in the Cancun Challenge in Morgantown, W.Va.

The Mountaineers (3-1) play Presbyterian Saturday at home while Georgia Southern travels to Old Dominion. A total of eight teams converge for two games in Cancun, Mexico.

West Virginia's total was its most since dominating Maryland Eastern Shore, 110-44, in coach Bob Huggins' first season back at his alma mater (2007-08).

Staten (20 points) connected on 7 of 11 field goals, 5 of 6 free throws, doled out 9 assists and hauled down 5 rebounds.

He got plenty of support Devin Williams and Terry Henderson -- both of whom scored 16 points -- Eron Harris (15) and Gary Browne (11).

Tre Bussey of Georgia Southern (2-2) led all scorers with 21 points.

The Mountaineers rattled off 12 consecutive points before the Eagles scored, and then opened up a 43-13 lead with 6:33 remaining in the half.

Huggins' 726 all-time victories place him 17th on the lifetime list. He needs three more wins to tie Norm Stewart and Jerry Tarkanian for 16th place.


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