CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Live updates from West Virginia’s nonconference matchup against William & Mary on Sunday, which drew 8,885 to the Charleston Civic Center:
WEST VIRGINIA 82, WILLIAM & MARY 45 — Final
Thanks to four players in double figures, the Mountaineers (8-5) wrap up the nonleague play with a cakewalk. Terry Henderson’s 19 points led the way, followed by Nathan Adrian’s 16 and Eron Harris’ 10. Juwan Staten grabs a late board to clinch a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double. … The Tribe (6-5) gets 13 points from Tim Rusthoven and shoots just 25 percent. … West Virginia owned the boards 47-31 and went 14-of-15 from the foul line—a perfect game foiled only by a Kevin Noreen miss with 11:19 left in the game.
WEST VIRGINIA 80, WILLIAM & MARY 43 — 2:29 second half
WVU has two walk-ons in participation, with guards Chase Connor and Tyrone Hughes entering the game. Once Richard Romeo joins the fray, the Mountaineers should run some sets to get these guys looks. #BelatedChristmasGift
WEST VIRGINIA 72, WILLIAM & MARY 36 — 7:34 second half
Nathan Adrian is detonating before our very eyes, scoring 14 second-half points in the span of 10 minutes. He buried a desperation 3 on a broken set after the ball found his hands with one second left on the shot clock. (The expression on William & Mary coach Tony Shaver’s face was priceless.) Then Adrian buried a contested 3 on the next possession and the Civic Center crowd went bonkers.
WEST VIRGINIA 49, WILLIAM & MARY 27 — 15:32 second half
Thanks to Omar Prewitt’s 3, the Tribe snaps a stretch of 5:18 without a field goal (dating back to the first half). William & Mary had missed its first six shots of the second half.
WEST VIRGINIA 47, WILLIAM & MARY 24 — 16:36 second half
No letdown coming out of halftime as WVU uses a 6-0 run to extend its lead. Harris lost the ball leading the break but made amends on the next trip with a thunderous dunk off a behind-the-back assist from Staten.
WEST VIRGINIA 41, WILLIAM & MARY 24 — Halftime
Holy net swish, Batman! WVU closes the half 9-of-9 from the foul line! Other stats of note include the Mountaineers shooting 50 percent from the floor, compared to only 25 percent by the Tribe. WVU also leads 22-15 on the boards. Individually, Staten is officially on triple-double watch with nine points, five rebounds and four assists.
WEST VIRGINIA 37, WILLIAM & MARY 16 — 2:40 first half
Dibo hits another 3, this time from the left corner, and Terry Henderson buries one from the top of the key, part of West Virginia’s 10-2 run. This one has become a laugher as WVU continues its trend of trouncing mid-majors.
WEST VIRGINIA 23, WILLIAM & MARY 8 — 10:11 first half
The Mountaineers have reeled off 15 unanswered points to take control. West Virginia has put the screws to William & Mary’s Princeton-style offense.
WEST VIRGINIA 16, WILLIAM & MARY 8 — 12:13 first half
Remi Dibo, back in his sixth-man role after an ignominious one-game stint as a starter, hits his second 3-pointer to generate some emotion. As he bounded downcourt whooffing to no one in particular, Huggins screamed at the Frenchman, “Now GUARD!”
WEST VIRGINIA 13, WILLIAM & MARY 8 — 13:05 first half
Remember Juwan Staten’s where-in-the-hell-did-that-come-from dunk against Virginia Tech? Well, he just topped it—leading the break and posterizing William & Mary’s Terry Tarpey.
WILLIAM & MARY 6, WEST VIRGINIA 4 — 16:51 first half
Tribe big man Tim Rusthoven opens the game by scoring over Brandon Watkins, backing down (or over) Eron Harris and beating a low-post double-team when Devin Williams misses a steal trying to overplay.