MORGANTOWN, W.V. – Two players who were unavailable a year ago helped lead West Virginia to its second straight victory in 72 hours Sunday as the Mountaineers bested Lafayette 83-56 in a non-conference game.
Jonathan Holton had 18 points and 15 rebounds, while Jaysean Paige had 16 points, including three 3-point shots in the Mountaineers' cause. Sophomore Devin Williams added 15 points and 11 rebounds, his second straight double-double of the season and the 10th in his two-year career.
Dan Trist led the Leopards with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Lafayette had bested Robert Morris on the road 77-50 Friday night.
The same evening West Virginia knocked off Monmouth 64-54, but the Mountaineers were not without fault. They shot 26.1 percent from the field, but rebounded_literally_with 49 boards, including 30 on the offensive end.