West Virginia coasts past Shepherd in basketball exhibition |

West Virginia coasts past Shepherd in basketball exhibition

The Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia men’s basketball team forced 27 turnovers and made 20 steals Sunday to beat Shepherd, 109-60, in an exhibition game.

Six different players scored double figures for West Virginia, including 11 each from Devin Williams and Elijah Macon.

Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year Juwan Staten, who has been slowed by an ankle injury, played 18 minutes and scored 11 points.

Jaysean Paige also came off the bench and had 13 points, five rebounds and six steals in just 10 minutes of action.

“Jaysean couldn’t play very long,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. “He needs to get up and down a little bit more and get in a little better shape.”

The Mountaineers open the season Friday at home against Monmouth.

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