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Allen leads No. 10 WVU over Coppin State 77-38

Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Semifinals

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 10: Head coach Bob Huggins of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts from the bench during the semifinal game of the Big 12 Basketball Tournament against the Kansas State Wildcats at Sprint Center on March 10, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - (AP) -- Teddy Allen scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds as No. 10 West Virginia beat winless Coppin State 77-38 on Wednesday night.

The Mountaineers (10-1) struggled in the first 10 minutes of the game, shooting 5 of 23 over the first 13 minutes.

Allen then led West Virginia to a 15-1 run to close the first half to take a 42-18 lead over the Eagles (0-12).
Sagaba Konate played only 15 minutes after picking up a flagrant foul with 8:45 left in the first half, hitting Coppin State’s Chad Andrews-Fulton in the face with his elbow. He would not return to the game until late in the second half.

Regular starter Lamont West missed the entire game with a sprained ankle suffered in practice earlier in the week.

Jevon Carter scored 14 points, Daxter Miles Jr. added 11 and Beetle Bolden, who sprained his ankle in the WVU’s exhibition win over Wheeling Jesuit on Saturday, returned strong with 12 points and eight rebounds.

Tre’ Thomas led Coppin State with nine points.


The Eagles return home for the first time this season to host Mount St. Mary’s then play at Georgia Tech and Penn State before starting MEAC play.

The Mountaineers host Fordham before starting Big 12 play on a two-game road swing against Oklahoma State and Kansas State.


Coppin State returns home to host Mount St. Mary’s on Friday.

West Virginia finishes their home stand against Fordham on Saturday.