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Men's Hoops Falls to WVU in Closing Seconds, 66-64





66
W. VIRGINIA
(12-9, 4-4) NR/NR
  1ST 2ND F
36 30 66
33 31 64

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Highlights | Postgame

Waco, Texas • Attendance: 5,529

64
BAYLOR
(13-7, 1-6) NR/RV

THE RUNDOWN
WACO, Texas (AP) - Juwan Staten made a reverse layup with 3.1 seconds left and West Virginia held on to beat Baylor 66-64 on Tuesday night.

The Mountaineers (12-9, 4-4 Big 12) had gone nearly 5 minutes without scoring, blowing an eight-point lead in the process, before Staten drove the baseline and under the basket before making the game-winning shot. He finished with a game-high 15 points and nine assists.

Kenny Chery banked in what would have been a game-winning 3-pointer for Baylor (13-7, 1-6), but it came after the buzzer sounded. Officials looked at replay to confirm that he didn't get the shot off in time.

Remi Dibo added 13 points, while Eron Harris had 12 and Terry Henderson 11 for West Virginia, which scored 18 points off 17 turnovers by Baylor.

Brady Heslip had 13 points to lead Baylor, including four 3-pointers, while Taurean Prince had 11 points and Chery 10.

HIGHLIGHTS
Cory Jefferson (2 blocks) had multiple blocks for the 10th time this season and 44th time of his career.
Kenny Chery (10 points) has scored in double figures 11 times in his Baylor career.
Brady Heslip (13 points) scored in double figures for the 12th time this season and 46th time in his career.
Isaiah Austin (4 blocks) had multiple blocks in a game for the 15th time this season and 31st time in his career.
Taurean Prince (11 points) scored in double figures for the 8th time this season and 11th time of his career.
Rico Gathers (12 rebounds) had 10 or more rebounds for the 6th time this season and 13th time of his career.

STAT OF THE GAME
West Virginia had 18 points off 15 Baylor turnovers, while the Bears had 0 off of just five WVU turnovers.

TWEET OF THE GAME

WHAT'S NEXT
Baylor travels to Stillwater, Okla., to take on Oklahoma State Saturday (Feb. 1) at 1 p.m. CT on ESPN.


 

 

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