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West Virginia 57, Baylor 54

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Jevon Carter sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 57.5 seconds left and No. 2 West Virginia escaped with a 57-54 victory over Baylor on Tuesday night.

West Virginia (15-1, 4-0 Big 12) struggled to make shots the entire game but extended the nation's longest winning streak to 15, the Mountaineers' best since winning 22 straight in 1988-89.

Lamont West and Daxter Miles Jr. led West Virginia with 12 points apiece.

Baylor's Manu Lecomte scored 13 points and Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. had 11 points and 10 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season.

West Virginia, which had little inside success on offense against the taller Bears (11-5, 1-3), shot 31.1 percent (19 of 61) from the floor and was held to its lowest point total of the season.

But the Mountaineers never trailed in the second half of a close game with few scoring runs. Baylor made one field goal over the final eight minutes.

Miles threw the ball away but raced to the other end of the court to save it from going out of bounds on Baylor's fast break, leading to Carter's tiebreaking 3 for a 54-51 lead.

Miles then forced Lecomte into missing an off-balanced jumper as the shot clock expired. Miles made a free throw with 15.8 seconds left and, after Baylor's Jake Lindsey hit a 3-pointer with four seconds to go, Carter was fouled and made both free throws for the final margin.

Lecomte's 3-point try at the buzzer was long and right.

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