Cincinnati Vs. West Virginia: Gary Browne's Heroics Lead Mountaineers Past Bearcats, 77-74

Bob Huggins defeated his old team in overtime Saturday afternoon in Morgantown.

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West Virginia Vs. Cincinnati: Mountaineers Win In Overtime

A clutch Gary Browne three-pointer with 14 seconds remaining in regulation helped West Virginia tie its game against Cincinnati at the Coliseum on Saturday at 69-69. The Mountaineers went on to pull out a 77-74 victory in overtime to improve to 15-5 on the season and 5-2 in Big East play.

Kevin Jones led the way for West Virginia with 26 points and 13 rebounds on the afternoon. Browne had 13 points and nine rebounds while Deniz Kilicli finished with 13 points and seven rebounds. As a team, the Mountaineers shot 43.7 percent from the field, though just 26.1 percent (6-of-23) from three-point territory.

Cashmere Wright had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead the Bearcats (15-5, 5-2 Big East) and Yancy Gates finished with a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds in the game.

For more on the West Virginia Mountaineers, stay tuned to SBNation Pittsburgh and the Smoking Musket.

Cincinnati Vs. WVU Basketball Score: Bearcats Mount Rally, Lead West Virginia At Half

The Cincinnati Bearcats and the WVU Mountaineers are in a close game in Morgantown, and the Bearcats took a 33-32 lead just before halftime. Kevin Jones has 10 points and seven rebounds for West Virginia.

WVU got out to an early lead, thanks to a jumper by Deniz Kilicli and a three-pointer by Jabarie Hinds, and the Mountaineers had an 11-9 lead at the first TV timeout. The Mountaineers widened that lead to nine down the stretch in the first half, but Cincinnati, catalyzed by a three-pointer by Dion Dixon, quickly narrowed the lead. Chiekh Mbodj and Jaquon Parker then scored eight straight unanswered points as the half came to a close, with Mbodj’s layup with six seconds left giving Cincinnati the lead.

Parker and Yancy Gates both have seven points for Cincinnati.

Cincinnati looked to be a formidable opponent for the Mountaineers, with wins over UConn, Georgetown and Pitt already this season, so the Mountaineeers will have their hands full in the second half.

For more on WVU basketball, check out the Smoking Musket.


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