MORGANTOWN (AP) — Da’Sean Butler scored 26 points and No. 8 West Virginia used two second-half runs to pull away to an 83-60 victory over Loyola, Md., on Sunday.

Darrell Bryant added 15 points, Kevin Jones scored 14 and Casey Mitchell had 13 for West Virginia (1-0), which opened the season with three players out of the lineup. Among them was starting forward Devin Ebanks, who wasn’t on the bench and missed the game for undisclosed reasons.

Shane Walker scored 14 points and Jamal Barney had 11 for Loyola (1-1). Brett Harvey, who had 23 points in a win over Vermont on Friday, was held to nine against the Mountaineers.

Loyola shot 58 percent (15 of 26) from the field in the first half and tied the score at 31-all at halftime. But West Virginia shot 52 percent (17 of 33) after halftime and had far more offensive threats than the Greyhounds despite being undermanned.

With only one regular gone from last season’s team that lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to Dayton, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was most concerned entering one of the most anticipated seasons in school history with his team’s rebounding and scoring defense. But offense became an immediate issue. Besides Ebanks, backup guard Joe Mazzulla sat out the game with a sore shoulder and freshman Deniz Kilicli will miss the first 20 games for a violation of an NCAA amateurism rule.

West Virginia appeared lost at times on both ends of the court early, but not Butler, who had 11 first-half points and was just getting started.

West Virginia was just 2-of-17 from 3-point range in the first half before finding its mark. Bryant hit two 3-pointers during an 11-0 run to start the second half and scored 12 points in the first 8 minutes after halftime.

After Loyola narrowed the deficit to six, Butler hit a jumper in the lane and a 3-pointer to start a 19-5 run that put the Mountaineers ahead 69-47 with 7:46 left.

Mitchell, a junior college transfer, was 3 of 11 from the field in his first game at shooting guard after having a torn cartilage repaired in his right knee. Mitchell scored seven points during the decisive run.

Loyola got no closer than 17 points the rest of the game.

West Virginia doesn’t play at home again until Dec. 9 against Duquesne. The Mountaineers head to Charleston to play The Citadel on Nov. 24, followed by three games in five days after on the West Coast.

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LOYOLA, MD. (1-1) — Winbush 3-6 0-1 6, Walker 7-9 0-0 14, Brooks 4-5 0-0 8, Harvey 2-8 5-6 9, Olson 0-2 0-0 0, Lewis 2-3 0-0 4, Hall 1-1 0-1 2, Wright 1-2 0-0 2, Barney 4-8 1-4 11, Rudolph 2-5 0-0 4, Kelly 0-1 0-0 0, Ivis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-50 6-12 60.

WEST VIRGINIA (1-0) — Butler 11-17 2-4 26, Jones 6-12 1-4 14, Smith 1-3 0-0 3, Bryant 3-8 6-8 15, Mitchell 3-11 5-6 13, Thoroughman 0-2 1-1 1, West 0-2 0-0 0, Payne 0-1 0-0 0, Jennings 4-7 1-3 9, Pepper 0-3 0-0 0, Flowers 1-4 0-1 2. Totals 29-70 16-27 83.

Halftime—Tied 31-31. 3-Point Goals—Loyola, Md. 2-7 (Barney 2-2, Winbush 0-1, Walker 0-1, Harvey 0-3), West Virginia 9-29 (Bryant 3-6, Butler 2-6, Mitchell 2-7, Smith 1-2, Jones 1-4, West 0-2, Pepper 0-2). Fouled Out—Brooks, Walker, Wright. Rebounds—Loyola, Md. 30 (Brooks, Walker, Winbush 5), West Virginia 45 (Jennings 12). Assists—Loyola, Md. 14 (Rudolph 7), West Virginia 15 (Bryant, Butler 5). Total Fouls—Loyola, Md. 28, West Virginia 17. A—8,316.

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