PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- If the last time it took the court the inexperience was showing last night it was the potential that shone through.
West Virginia could muster only 48 points when it visited Seton Hall.
It was the opposite at Rutgers.
Putting together their most impressive first half of the season, the Mountaineers fought back a mild Rutgers second-half rally to claim an 85-64 win in a Big East contest played at Rutgers Louis Brown Athletic Center.
The win is the seventh in a row for West Virginia over Rutgers and improved its season mark to 11-4 and 2-1 in the conference. Rutgers falls to 8-7 and 0-2 in the Big East.
Darryl "Truck" Bryant, who was coming off a 3-for-16 shooting performance against Seton Hall, led the way with 29 points as five players reached double figures.
Kevin Jones, who was a game-time decision with a tender ankle, notched his 10th double-double of the season with 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Deniz Kilicli netted 16 and Aaron Brown and Jabarie Hinds had 11 points apiece for the Mountaineers. Eli Carter led Rutgers with 19.
"It was a lot better than the other day," West Virginia Coach Bob Huggins said. "The big difference was Truck was 7-for-13 tonight and 3-for-16 against Seton Hall. Kevin Jones gets 14 and 14 and those guys have to play well for us to win. Having as many young guys as we have it's a day-to-day thing. The freshmen haven't been as consistent as they need to be."
It was certainly good to have Bryant back in the consistent column.
"I wasn't getting any looks the other night (Seton Hall)," Bryant said.
"This game we came ready to play. My team needs to be consistent in scoring. If they needed something else I'd so that, but they need me to score."
The Mountaineers started the game looking very inexperienced as it had five turnovers in the first six minutes and the Scarlet Knights enjoyed an early five-point lead.
Things got even at 13 and then the capability of the Mountaineers was on full display.