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WVU tops Marshall behind Staten's 19 points

| Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, 10:42 p.m.
West Virginia's Juwan Staten drives to the basket as Marshall's Johnathan Holton defends in the first half Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Charleston, W.Va.
Marshall's Ryan Taylor (25) blocks West Virginia's Terry Henderson in the first half Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Charleston, W.Va.
Marshall's Ryan Taylor shoots as West Virginia's Terry Henderson (15) and Remi Dibo defend in the first half Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Charleston, W.Va.
West Virginia's Juwan Staten drives to the basket Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Charleston, W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Juwan Staten scored 19 points and West Virginia used a late 12-1 run to beat Marshall, 74-64, on Saturday night.

West Virginia (7-4) won its third straight over its intrastate rival and the seventh out of the last eight tries. The Mountaineers improved to 31-11 all-time in the series.

Marshall (4-6) led 54-48 with 9 minutes left but fell flat down the stretch. West Virginia took its first lead of the game, 63-62, on Staten's 3-point play with 3:41 remaining.

Marshall was held without a field goal over the final 5 minutes.

Terry Henderson added 13 points for West Virginia. Brandon Watkins and Gary Browne had 12 apiece and Eron Harris scored 11.

Marshall redshirt freshman Kareem Canty scored 16 points and Chris Thomas and TyQuane Goard had 11 apiece.

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