CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Casey Mitchell scored 25 points to lead West Virginia to an 82-66 win over Virginia Military Institute on Saturday night.
Kevin Jones added 22 points for the Mountaineers (4-1), who were playing for the first time since losing to Minnesota on Nov. 21 in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament.
West Virginia starting guard Truck Bryant and backup forward Dan Jennings didn't dress for the game. Coach Bob Huggins termed it a disciplinary move for their lack of effort in practice.
West Virginia led 38-30 at halftime and pulled away with the help of an 18-6 run over the final seven minutes.
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Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.