MOREHEAD, Ky. — Miles McBride scored 18 of his 30 points after halftime to help West Virginia pull away and beat Morehead State 84-67 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The win gave coach Bob Huggins his 900th career victory. McBride was terrific from the start and provided a steady offensive hand all night for the third-seeded Mountaineers in the Midwest Regional matchup.
He finished 11 for 17 from the floor with six rebounds and six assists. DeVon Cooper scored 21 points to lead the 14th-seeded Eagles, who shot 52% but committed 18 turnovers.
This week marks 10 years since Morehead State’s first-round upset of No. 4 seed Louisville in its last NCAA appearance.
The Eagles enter the tournament on a 19-1 roll including winning the OVC championship.