West Virginia beats Alcorn State 97-62

Kevin Jones scored a career-high 29 points and set a school

offensive rebounding record Thursday as West Virginia slammed

Alcorn State 97-62.

Jones, whose previous high-point total, 25, came against

Louisville last March, finished shooting 13 of 21 from the field

and crashing the boards for a game-high 13 rebounds before exiting

the game with about eight minutes to go.

His offensive board with 16 minutes left in the first half set

the record, surpassing Chris Brooks’ previous mark of 320. Jones

has 331 as his senior year continues for West Virginia (2-1).

Jones was backed by teammates Darryl Bryant (18), Kevin Noreen

(12) Deniz Kilicli and Jabarie Hinds (10 apiece).

Chris Brand and Marquiz Baker each had 12 points for Alcorn

State (0-1).