Remi Dibo made three 3-pointers en route to scoring 13 points
while Eron Harris added 12 for West Virginia (12-9, 4-4 Big 12),
which won for the second time in its last six games. Terry
Henderson contributed 11 points while the Mountaineers recorded
16 assists against six turnovers.
Brady Heslip scored 13 points and Rico Gathers registered eight
points and 12 rebounds for Baylor (13-7, 1-6), which was
10-for-20 from 3-point range but committed 17 turnovers. Kenny
Chery added 10 points and nearly won the game when he banked in
a 3-pointer but the attempt clearly came after the buzzer.
West Virginia was outrebounded 20-9 in the first half but led by
as many as seven before settling for a 36-33 lead at the break.
The Mountaineers restored their seven-point advantage when
Staten and Harris scored on back-to-back driving layups, and
another Harris bucket made it 47-40 with just over 15 minutes
West Virginia led by as many as eight in the final five minutes
before Heslip's 3-pointer with 1:08 left brought Baylor to
within 64-63 and Gathers' free throw tied the game at 64 with
36.5 seconds to play. Staten dribbled near midcourt for most of
the remaining time before embarking on his winning drive to the
GAME NOTEBOOK: Staten, who committed one turnover, has scored 14
or more points in 13 straight games. ... West Virginia is 6-1
all-time in the state of Texas, with an 80-60 loss at Baylor on
Feb. 13, 2013 the only blemish. ... The Bears, who were ranked
13th when the losing streak started, are enduring their longest
skid since a six-game slide during the 2008-09 season and next
plays No. 10 Oklahoma State on Saturday followed by No. 7 Kansas
on Feb. 4.
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