MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- There might not be many occasions for West Virginia this season when both Eron Harris and Juwan Staten struggle to score. There might not be many games when Kevin Noreen shows the rest of the team the way.
For one night, the Mountaineers were happy to see both.
Noreen had a rare 3-pointer and all 13 of his points in the first half. Harris and Staten, who combined to score 47 percent of the team's points in the first seven games, finished with 14 and four, but made other meaningful contributions to a 96-47 victory against Loyola (4-3) Monday.
"We score 96 points and Eron wasn't very good," said Coach Bob Huggins, whose 729th career win tied him with Norm Stewart and Jerry Tarkanian for 16th place all time in NCAA Division I history. "He's been really good and he didn't play nearly as well as he's been playing. Wanny didn't score the ball as well as he's been scoring the ball. Neither one of them shot it very well, and in spite of that, we were still able to score."
Remi Dibo was 5-for-7 from 3-point range and had a career-high 19 points, the second time he's led the team in scoring. Terry Henderson made 6 of 8 shots and scored 16 points and Nathan Adrian made three 3s and scored 11 points.
Harris was 4-for-13 and Staten 2-for-10 for WVU (6-2), but it was Noreen who got the offense untracked early.
"I have to because if I don't, I'm not a threat, and you have to be a threat or else they won't respect you and it'll bottle up the offense like it did last year," said Noreen, who missed matching his career high set last year against Virginia Tech by one point. "Teams sat guys in the lane and we couldn't get much at the basket, so I have to."
Noreen's first shot was a 3 at the 17:24 mark and it came as the Greyhounds dropped off Noreen and protected the paint, not thinking Noreen would make his first 3 since Feb. 27.
"I came in two hours before the game and he and Eron Harris were out there shooting the ball," Huggins said. "He had two managers and he was getting up a lot of shots. Ironically, he must have taken 50 shots from the exact same spot he took that shot from."
Harris wasn't as sharp and he scored 12 of his points after halftime, but he did defend Loyola's Dylon Cormier throughout the game. Cormier came in second in the NCAA at 28.4 points per game and finished with just 11 and only seven shots.
Harris also had a career-best seven rebounds while Staten made a mark elsewhere with 10 rebounds and seven assists.