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.