|Nichols, Ruoff score 23 points each in No. 24 West Virginia's 90-60 victory over Radford|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 19 December 2007 16:43|
Nichols, a native of Radford, was 7-for-10 from 3-point range as the Mountaineers (9-1) shot 51.4 percent from behind the arc. Da'Sean Butler added 14 points.
Amir Johnson had 16 points and 11 assists for the Highlanders (4-9), while Kenny Thomas scored 16 points and Joey Lynch-Flohr added 12.
West Virginia committed five turnovers, to 15 for Radford.
The victory was No. 599 for first-year Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins. Only five other Division I coaches have more wins than Huggins, who got most of his at Cincinnati.
Radford jumped to an early lead, but West Virginia went ahead for good at 24-22 with 4:25 left in the first half on a 3-pointer by Nichols. The Mountaineers led 36-27 at halftime.
The Highlanders never threatened in the second half. West Virginia took a double-digit lead at 39-29 on another 3-pointer by Nichols, and steadily widened the gap. A 3-pointer by Butler with 6:04 left gave the Mountaineers their largest lead of the game at 85-50.