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West Virginia overcomes 11-point deficit to meet UConn in Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship game

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West Virginia overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Boston College, 70-66, to advance to the Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship game against No. 17 UConn on Sunday. A team that needs to prove it is much more than its All-American caliber guard, Juwan Staten, did so in the late stages of the contest, holding on to the win despite Staten fouling out with more than three minutes remaining.

In his absence, freshman guards Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr. stepped up in the final moments against one of the ACC’s best guards Oliver Hanlan. The first-year tandem combined for 25 points, seven boards, four assists, three steals and zero turnovers. They were also part of a full-court pressure that helped force 21 Boston College turnovers, including three costly ones down the stretch that helped keep Boston College from tying or reclaiming the lead.

The performance from Carter, Miles and fellow guard Gary Browne should inspire confidence heading into Sunday’s game with the Huskies. The Mountaineers were able to close out a game without their All American caliber guard to advance to the title game. UConn is coming off an 11-point semifinal win over Dayton thanks in large part to a better defensive effort in the second half and offensive production from senior Ryan Boatright and newcomers Rodney Purvis and Daniel Hamilton.

UConn and West Virginia play for the title on Sunday afternoon.

Jevon Carter commits to West Virginia

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Bob Huggins landed his second commitment in the Class of 2014, as point guard Jevon Carter committed to the Mountaineers late on Tuesday evening.

Carter is a 6-foot-2 point guard out of Chicago’s Proviso East HS and was rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.

“I just feel like this is the best fit for me,” Carter told the Charleston Daily Mail. “They blew me away with the visit.”

“I really liked the way I bonded with the players so quickly and so easily. It felt like we already knew each other.”

West Virginia doesn’t have any seniors on their roster, which means it may take a few years for Carter to crack the starting lineup. But with a back court that only goes four-deep, it was good for Huggs to bring in some more depth.

Carter joins Daxter Miles in Huggins’ 2014 class.