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WVU Thumps Georgia Southern

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- 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 has been recovering from a bruised thigh.

Tre Bussey of Georgia Southern 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).

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