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No. 21 West Virginia 71-60 win ends Baylor's 5-game streak

WACO, Texas (AP) Daxter Miles Jr. stepped up with a kind of play West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has become accustomed to seeing, and it was needed after the No. 21 Mountaineers saw their 28-point get trimmed to 12.

Miles made a 3-pointer while being fouled with just under 7 minutes left, then added the free throw. That started a quick 9-1 spurt to regain the momentum, and they went on to a 71-60 win Tuesday night to end Baylor's five-game winning streak that had been the longest in the Big 12 Conference.

''I'm glad it calmed (our players). It didn't do much for me. He's made big plays,'' Huggins said. ''He's a four-year starter. He's made big plays from the day he walked on campus. We expect it from him.''

Baylor (17-11, 7-8 Big 12) was within 55-43 after Terry Maston's jumper. But that was the last of eight straight points for the Bears that capped off a 21-5 run before Miles took a pass from Esa Ahmad and made the 3-pointer while being fouled by Nuni Omot.

''That was a dagger,'' Baylor coach Scott Drew said. ''You spend that much energy, and that's a four-point play. So, again, the moral of the story is you can't get down 48-20.''

Jevon Carter and Ahmad both scored 15 points for West Virginia (20-8, 9-6), while Sagaba Konate had 10 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocks. James Bolden and Miles both scored 10 points.

The Bears had defeated Top 10 teams Kansas and Texas Tech in their previous two home games. But their only lead against West Virginia came when Jo Lual-Acuil made Baylor's first shot. He finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Manu Lecomte added 12 points on 3-of-12 shooting for Baylor.

BIG PICTURE

West Virginia: The Mountaineers defense smothered Baylor in the backcourt and frontcourt. Their press made it difficult for the Bears to simply get the ball in bounds, and they intimidated Baylor shooters by blocking 13 shots and altering several others.

Baylor made its first shot, then went 1 for its next 15 in falling behind early. The Bears, who trailed 40-18 at halftime, didn't attempt or make enough 3-pointers (3 for 9) to keep the West Virginia big men from clogging the paint.

LOT OF WHISTLES

There were 46 personal fouls in the game, leading to 28 free throw attempts for Baylor and 22 for West Virginia. Huggins was ejected at the end of the Mountaineers' last game, when Kansas had a 35-2 advantage in free throw attempts. Huggins was asked if the referees got too involved in the Baylor game.

''They must not have been flying out of Waco. They must have been staying the night, because they missed whatever flight they had,'' Huggins said. ''I'm having a hard time figuring out what it is. Somehow we need to get a little more universal and consistent.''

GETTING TECHNICAL

There were five technical fouls assessed during a three-minute span in the second half, with double techs called twice. With 7 1/2 minutes left, Baylor's Terry Maston and Konate were chest-to-chest with each other after a missed shot. Drew was whistled for a tech with 6:23 left. The other double techs came with 4 1/2 minutes left when Omot and Ahmad were apparently having words while standing by each other during a free throw.

FIRST GAME FOR HIS FATHER

Omot reunited with his father Kwot on Sunday for the first time since 1996, when they were in a Kenyan refugee camp. A video of the reunion was shown during the game, after which Kwot and Nuni's brother Aba were shown in the stands and received a standing ovation from Baylor fans. ''It was emotional, obviously, since I haven't seen him in 21 years,'' Nuni said. ''This was his first time seeing me play. ... To have him here meant the world to me.''

Omot had seven points on 3-of-4 shooting in 22 minutes before the technical foul that was his fifth foul in the game.

UP NEXT

West Virginia plays its next two games at home, Saturday night against Iowa State and then the home finale next Monday night against No. 6 Texas Tech. The Mountaineers have already lost to both of those teams on the road.

Baylor heads about 100 miles north to play Saturday at TCU, which beat the Bears 81-78 in overtime in Waco on Jan. 2.

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Key Players
J. Carter
2 G
M. Lecomte
20 G
34.0 Min. Per Game 34.0
16.5 Pts. Per Game 16.5
3.5 Ast. Per Game 3.5
2.2 Reb. Per Game 2.2
41.0 Field Goal % 40.2
38.8 Three Point % 38.8
86.1 Free Throw % 87.9
+ 3 King McClure made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Manu Lecomte 1.0
  Shot clock violation turnover on Jevon Carter 6.0
  Defensive rebound by James Bolden 40.0
  Manu Lecomte missed 3-pt. jump shot 42.0
+ 1 Jevon Carter made 2nd of 2 free throws 57.0
+ 1 Jevon Carter made 1st of 2 free throws 57.0
  Personal foul on Mark Vital 57.0
  Defensive rebound by Sagaba Konate 1:05
  Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:05
+ 1 Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 1:05
  Personal foul on Logan Routt 1:05
Team Stats
Points 71 60
Field Goals 23-53 (43.4%) 19-58 (32.8%)
3-Pointers 7-21 (33.3%) 3-9 (33.3%)
Free Throws 18-22 (81.8%) 19-28 (67.9%)
Total Rebounds 35 39
Offensive 7 16
Defensive 22 19
Team 6 4
Assists 15 5
Steals 6 6
Blocks 13 3
Turnovers 13 14
Fouls 26 21
Technicals 2 3
15 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST
16 PTS, 10 REB
12T
away team logo 21 West Virginia 20-8 403171
home team logo Baylor 17-11 184260
Team Stats
away team logo 21 West Virginia 20-8 72.2 PPG 43.1 RPG 12.8 APG
home team logo Baylor 17-11 72.2 PPG 40.7 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
23
E. Ahmad F 12.0 PPG 5.8 RPG 1.8 APG 46.2 FG%
00
J. Lual-Acuil Jr. F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
E. Ahmad F 15 PTS 4 REB 3 AST
J. Lual-Acuil Jr. F 16 PTS 10 REB 0 AST
43.4 FG% 32.8
33.3 3PT FG% 33.3
81.8 FT% 67.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Carter 15 3 2 4/8 3/6 4/6 2 36 2 1 2 0 3
E. Ahmad 15 4 3 5/13 1/2 4/6 4 33 1 1 1 1 3
D. Miles Jr. 10 2 4 3/10 1/6 3/3 3 26 0 0 1 1 1
S. Konate 10 10 1 3/6 0/0 4/4 4 29 1 9 0 2 8
W. Harris 6 1 0 3/4 0/1 0/0 5 15 0 1 2 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Carter 15 3 2 4/8 3/6 4/6 2 36 2 1 2 0 3
E. Ahmad 15 4 3 5/13 1/2 4/6 4 33 1 1 1 1 3
D. Miles Jr. 10 2 4 3/10 1/6 3/3 3 26 0 0 1 1 1
S. Konate 10 10 1 3/6 0/0 4/4 4 29 1 9 0 2 8
W. Harris 6 1 0 3/4 0/1 0/0 5 15 0 1 2 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Bolden 10 4 3 3/5 2/3 2/2 2 20 1 0 2 0 4
T. Allen 3 0 1 1/2 0/0 1/1 4 14 0 0 2 0 0
L. West 2 2 1 1/5 0/3 0/0 0 15 1 0 3 0 2
L. Routt 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 9 0 1 0 2 1
M. Bender 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Harler 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Hunter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 71 29 15 23/53 7/21 18/22 26 200 6 13 13 7 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Lual-Acuil Jr. 16 10 0 5/10 0/0 6/8 2 33 0 2 1 5 5
M. Lecomte 12 1 5 3/12 1/5 5/5 0 31 2 0 4 0 1
M. Vital 5 3 0 2/7 0/0 1/3 2 20 0 1 2 1 2
J. Lindsey 4 5 0 1/7 0/0 2/3 3 28 1 0 1 3 2
T. Clark 0 4 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 4 13 1 0 1 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Lual-Acuil Jr. 16 10 0 5/10 0/0 6/8 2 33 0 2 1 5 5
M. Lecomte 12 1 5 3/12 1/5 5/5 0 31 2 0 4 0 1
M. Vital 5 3 0 2/7 0/0 1/3 2 20 0 1 2 1 2
J. Lindsey 4 5 0 1/7 0/0 2/3 3 28 1 0 1 3 2
T. Clark 0 4 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 4 13 1 0 1 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. McClure 8 3 0 3/7 1/3 1/3 1 26 2 0 1 1 2
N. Omot 7 2 0 3/4 1/1 0/0 5 22 0 0 0 0 2
T. Maston 5 7 0 2/9 0/0 1/2 3 21 0 0 4 4 3
T. Jolly 3 0 0 0/0 0/0 3/4 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
J. Davis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Okeke - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 60 35 5 19/58 3/9 19/28 21 200 6 3 14 16 19