Kilicli leads West Virginia past Marshall 69-59

Kilicli leads West Virginia past Marshall 69-59
December 5, 2012, 10:15 pm
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West Virginia's Deniz Kilicli, right, of Turkey, shoots over Marshall's Nigel Spikes, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Randy Snyder)

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Deniz Kilicli scored a season-high 21 points to lead West Virginia to a 69-59 win over Marshall on Wednesday night.

West Virginia (3-3) beat its intrastate rival for the sixth time in the last seven meetings and improved to 30-11 all-time in the series.

The Mountaineers looked lethargic early, went ahead to stay late in the first half and extended the lead to as many as 11 points after halftime.

Juwan Staten added 12 points for West Virginia.

D.D. Scarver scored 17 points, Elijah Pittman added 16 and DeAndre Kane had 13 for Marshall (5-4).