Gansey, Pittsnogle lead Mountaineer charge

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Mike Gansey scored 24 points and Kevin
Pittsnogle added 18 as West Virginia beat the University of
Maryland-Baltimore County 82-53 Wednesday.

Eighteen of Gansey's points came in the first half, including
six in a key 12-0 first half run. The Mountaineers (5-3) hit four
consecutive 3-pointers in the push, turning a 20-16 lead into a
32-16 advantage with 4:14 left in the first half.

It was part of a 22-5 closing run as WVU led 42-21 at the break.
The Mountaineers then scored 13 of the first 15 second-half points
for a 54-24 lead with 17:22 left. The last basket, a lay-in from
Gansey for his final points, capped a 35-7 run spanning the halves.

Pittsnogle, WVU's career leader in 3-point shooting percentage,
made three of six shots from behind the arc. He led the
Mountaineers to a 32-26 edge over UMBC in the paint.

Jo Herber added eight assists for WVU. UMBC was led by John
Zito's 17 points. Jerrell Dinkins and Chris Pugh each added 11.

Ten players scored for West Virginia, which had 26 assists and
11 steals.