App State men’s basketball never trailed en route to a 105-23 victory over Carver in its home opener on Friday evening.
The Mountaineers (2-0) have now won their last seven home openers, scoring over 100 points in four of them.
All 15 players to see action for App State scored, with three reaching double figures.
Sasha Glushkov paced the Mountaineers with his first career double-double, tallying a career-high 11 points and grabbing a career-best 13 rebounds (eight offensive). James Lewis Jr. had 12 points and six rebounds and CJ Huntley added 10 points.
Andrew Muse and R.J. Wilson each tallied nine points, while Michael Almonacy and Donovan Gregory each had eight points. Adrian Delph and Kendall Lewis chipped in with seven points apiece.
The Mountaineers shot 50.0 percent (39-of-78) from the field and went 20-of-22 (90.9 percent) from the free throw line. In addition, App State pulled down 61 total rebounds, with 23 coming on the offensive glass. The Black and Gold have now shot 50.0 percent or better from the field in its first two games of the season and pulled down over 55 rebounds in both contests.
App State also limited Carver (0-3) to just nine made field goals and 18.0 percent shooting, while forcing 26 turnovers.
Leading 3-2 early on, the Black and Gold scored 10 straight points to push its lead to 13-2 with just over 14 minutes left in the opening frame. Following a Cougar basket, App State responded with a 25-0 run over the next 6:20 to open a 38-4 advantage. The Mountaineers opened as large of a lead as 45 points in the first half and took a 56-12 lead into the break.
In the second half, the Black and Gold scored the first 14 points to expand its lead to 70-12. App State’s lead ballooned to as large as 100-17 en route to the home opener victory.
The Mountaineers scored 64 points in the paint and registered 31 second chance points. In addition, the Black and Gold saw its bench score 63 points.
App State will return to action on Monday, hosting MAC preseason favorite Bowling Green at 6 p.m. on ESPN+. The Mountaineers then host St. Andrews on Tuesday at 6 p.m. on ESPN+.