West Virginia 84, Rutgers 60

Kevin Jones scored 24 points to lead four West Virginia players

in double figures and the Mountaineers led wire-to-wire in routing

Rutgers 84-60 Saturday.

Darryl ”Truck” Bryant added 18 points, Deniz Kilicli 14 and

Jabarie Hines 11 as West Virginia (13-5, 4-2 Big East) defeated

Rutgers for the ninth straight time. The Mountaineers had dominated

the Scarlet Knights by 21 points just 10 days ago.

Jones also grabbed 14 rebounds to accomplish his 12th

double-double of the season. Bryant has scored in double figures in

every game except Monday’s loss at Connecticut.

Rutgers was coming off back-to-back victories over Connecticut

at home and Pittsburgh on the road.

The Mountaineers connected on 46.6 percent of their field goals

(27 of 58) as their pressure defense forced 19 turnovers from the

Scarlet Knights.

Rutgers (10-8, 2-3), which trailed 14-4 by the 15:27 mark and

48-22 at halftime, shot just 39.7 percent (23 of 58) from the

floor.

Myles Mack led the Scarlet Knights with 15 points.

Rutgers’ leading scorer Eli Carter, who was averaging about 14

points per game, was held to six points on 1-of-5 shooting from the

field.

After scoring 11 straight points to take its 14-4 lead, West

Virginia expanded its margin to 28-12 on a layup by Gary

Browne.

Browne started with the ball at the top of the key, tried to

force a layup in the paint, but picked up the loose ball and drove

again for a score.

West Virginia, which shot 46.5 percent from the field coming

into the game, was good on 56.7 percent of its shots in the first

half (17 of 30). Fourteen of the Mountaineers’ points came off 11

turnovers by Rutgers.