West Virginia Vs. Baylor: Mountaineers Fall In Overtime, 83-81

The Mountaineers face their toughest competition so far this season when they square off with #7 ranked Baylor in Las Vegas.

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West Virginia vs. Baylor: Bears Survive In Overtime, 83-81

West Virginia snagged defeat from the jaws of victory on Friday night at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and fell 83-81 against No. 7 ranked Baylor.

The Mountaineers held a 3-point lead with under a minute left, but the Bears' Pierre Jackson his a 3-point jumper with :20 to play, which tied the game 76-76. That was the score at the end of regulation before Baylor staked itself to a lead in overtime and held on to avoid the upset.

Kevin Jones posted a spectacular 28-point, 17-rebound performance to keep West Virginia in the game, even as it trailed 40-33 at the half. Darry Bryan, who had 16 points, four rebounds and four assists, and Jabarie 18 points and seven assists, had solid performances, too.

It wasn't enough, however, as Jackson's 23 points, Brady Heslip's 19 points and Quincy Acy's 15 points and eight rebounds proved too much for the Mountaineers to overcome.

West Virginia will be in action next on Dec. 28 when the Mountaineers host Villanova for a 7:00 p.m. tip in Morgantown.

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West Virginia vs. Baylor: Mountaineers Trail At The Half

After grabbing an early lead, West Virginia fell behind hot shooting Baylor to take a 40-33 deficit into the hafltime break on Friday night at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

The Mountaineers led by as many as 10 points early in the first half, but the No. 7 ranked Bears whittled away at that advantage and eventually went ahead.

Kevin Jones paced West Virginia with 12 points on an efficient 6-for-9 shooting to go with his seven rebounds. Darryl Bryant had seven points while Jabarie Hinds and Deniz Kilicli added five points each.

Brady Heslip was the big scorer for Baylor, racking up 13 points on 5-6 shooting. A.J. Walton and Pierre Jackson backed him up with seven points each.

The Bears shot a cool 46.7 percent for the half, including 6-13 from 3-point territory. If the Mountaineers are going to come back, they'll have to slow down Baylor's 80-point offensive pace.

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West Virginia Vs. Baylor: Bears' Size Could Pose Big Problems For 'Eers

The Mountaineers face their toughest competition so far this season when they square off with #7 ranked Baylor in Las Vegas.

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