MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -Wellington Smith scored 17 of his career-high 19 points in the second half and No. 6 West Virginia used a huge rebounding edge and a big helping of second-half 3-pointers to beat No. 15 Mississippi 76-66 on Wednesday night.
Devin Ebanks added 14 points and 13 rebounds and Kevin Jones had 12 points for West Virginia (9-0), which is off to its best start since the 2004-05 team started 10-0 under a much softer schedule.
Zach Graham had 14 points for Mississippi (10-2), which was held to its lowest scoring output of the season and saw its six-game winning streak snapped.
West Virginia outrebounded Mississippi 52-33 and the Mountaineers were 7 of 10 on 3-pointers after halftime, including four by Smith in a 4-minute stretch that broke open a close game.
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