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Murray scores 23, has 8 rebounds to lead West Virginia to 72-62 win over Radford

  • West Virginia's Aaric Murray (24) celebrates with players and coaches on the bench near the end of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Radford at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. WVU defeated Radford 72-62. (AP Photo/David Smith)

    West Virginia's Aaric Murray (24) celebrates with players and coaches on the bench near the end of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Radford at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. WVU defeated Radford 72-62. (AP Photo/David Smith)  (The Associated Press)

  • West Virginia's Gary Browne (14) reacts after a Radford turnover during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. West Virginia defeated Radford 72-62. (AP Photo/David Smith)

    West Virginia's Gary Browne (14) reacts after a Radford turnover during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. West Virginia defeated Radford 72-62. (AP Photo/David Smith)  (The Associated Press)

  • West Virginia's Gary Browne, left, and Keaton Miles (55) defend Radford's Rashun Davis (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.  West Virginia defeated Radford 72-62. (AP Photo/David Smith)

    West Virginia's Gary Browne, left, and Keaton Miles (55) defend Radford's Rashun Davis (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. West Virginia defeated Radford 72-62. (AP Photo/David Smith)  (The Associated Press)

Aaric Murray scored 23 points, a career high in a West Virginia uniform, and the Mountaineers defeated Radford 72-62 for their second straight nonconference victory Saturday afternoon.

The 6-foot-10 junior, who transferred from La Salle, also had eight rebounds, four assists and three steals for his second solid outing in a row since missing West Virginia's 81-66 loss to No. 3 Michigan on Dec. 15 because of disciplinary reasons.

Since then, Murray has tallied 35 points, 18 rebounds, eight assists and six blocks.

At La Salle, where Murray played two years before sitting out the 2011-12 season because of NCAA rules, his career high was 28 points.

Dominique Rutledge came off the bench for the Mountaineers (6-5) to contribute eight rebounds in 22 minutes.

Javonte Green had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Radford (5-7), which has lost four straight. The Highlanders are 0-5 against West Virginia.