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David Smith, Associated Press
West Virginia's John Flowers, right, and Duquesne's Sean Johnson, left, fight for a rebound in the first half.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Kevin Jones scored 16 points and No. 6 West Virginia built a big lead early and manhandled Duquesne 68-39 on Wednesday night.

Wellington Smith added 11 points and Da'Sean Butler scored 10 for the Mountaineers (6-0).

West Virginia bounced back from a 10-day layoff and had little trouble beating the Dukes (6-3) for the seventh straight time. The Mountaineers jumped ahead by double digits four minutes into the game and led by as many as 34 points midway through the second half.

With leading scorer Melquan Bolding still recovering from a broken right wrist, Duquesne committed 24 turnovers and was held to a season low for points.

Damian Saunders led the Dukes with 12 points.