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West Virginia gets 3rd at Myrtle Beach invite

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Junior Lamont West had seven 3-pointers and 27 points - both career highs - and Sagaba Konate had 15 points and nine rebounds before fouling out late, helping West Virginia beat Saint Joseph's 97-90 on Sunday for third place in the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

West made 5 of 6 3-pointers in the first half and scored 17 points to help West Virginia build a 51-49 lead. The teams combined to make 17 3-pointers in the first half and both shot over 53 percent from the field. Saint Joseph's led 64-62 before West Virginia went on a 14-5 run, capped by West's open 3-pointer in transition, for a 76-69 lead with 10 minutes to go. West made six of his first eight 3-point attempts and finished 7 of 11.

Esa Ahmad chipped in with 12 points - all in the second half - for West Virginia (2-2). The Mountaineers were again without James ''Beetle'' Bolden, who was helped off the floor in their opener with 4:43 remaining after scoring a career-high 21 points.

Lamarr Kimble, who didn't score in 29 minutes in a loss on Friday, scored a career-high 31 points for Saint Joseph's (3-2). The Hawks' leading scorer this season, Charlie Brown Jr., added 18 while battling foul trouble.

Brown picked up his fourth foul with 13:55 remaining in the second half and teammates Anthony Longpre, Taylor Funk and Pierfrancesco Oliva each had three with 12 minutes left. Brown came back in with 9:01 to go, trailing 79-69, and lasted until the 8:07 mark after picking up an offensive foul on a fast break.

West Virginia has the week off before hosting Valparaiso on Saturday. Saint Joseph's also plays Saturday at William & Mary.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Saint Joseph's 3-2 494190
home team logo West Virginia 2-2 514697
Team Stats
away team logo Saint Joseph's 3-2 70.5 PPG 37.5 RPG 12.0 APG
home team logo West Virginia 2-2 73.8 PPG 43.4 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
2
C. Brown 19.0 PPG 6.2 RPG 1.5 APG 43.0 FG%
50
S. Konate 13.6 PPG 8.0 RPG 1.4 APG 43.5 FG%
Top Scorers
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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