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West Virginia's Juwan Staten (3) driv...

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Juwan Staten led five West Virginia Mountaineers in double figures Thursday night to drub Georgia Southern 101-68 in a first-round game in the Cancun Challenge.
    The Mountaineers (3-1) play Presbyterian Saturday at home while Georgia Southern travels to Old Dominion.
    West Virginia's total was its most since dominating Maryland Eastern Shore 110-44.
    Staten (20 points) connected on 7-of-11 field goals, 5-of-6 free throws, doled out 9 assists and hauled down 5 rebounds.
    He got plenty of support Devin Williams and Terry Henderson — both of whom scored 16 points_Eron Harris (15) and Gary Browne (11).
    Browne returned to action after recovering from a bruised thigh.
    Tre Bussey of Georgia Southern (2-2) led all scorers with 21 points. Teammate Jelani Hewitt also dented double figures with 15.
    West Virginia shot 56.3 percent for the game (40-of-71), while Georgia Southern was good on 25-of-64 shots (39.1 percent).
    The Eagles' game against Old Dominion on Saturday tips off at 3 p.m., in Norfolk, Va.

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