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West Virginia 74, Baylor 65

Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Madisen Smith and Ja'Naiya Quinerly scored 17 points apiece, Jayla Hemingway added 15 points and 14 rebounds and West Virginia's defense forced seven fourth-quarter turnovers as the Mountaineers beat No. 18 Baylor 74-65.

Dawn Plitzuweit, in her first season as head coach at West Virginia, led South Dakota to a No. 10 seed in the 2022 NCAA Tournament and beat Baylor in the first round before the Mountaineers were eliminated by Michigan in the second round.

West Virginia (12-4, 3-2 Big 12) has won three consecutive games following consecutive 20-plus point losses to No. 19 Oklahoma and at No. 15 Iowa State, and improved to 4-22 all-time against Baylor, 1-9 at home.

Sarah Andrews hit four 3-pointers and finished with 24 points, Darianna Littlepage-Buggs added 14 points and 15 rebounds and Caitlin Bickle scored 10 points for Baylor (12-4, 3-1).

The Bears were coming off a 70-65 loss at Oklahoma State that snapped a four-game win streak.

Baylor closed the first half with a 16-1 run to take a one-point halftime lead. Andrews scored seven points and Littlepage-Buggs added four more in an 11-2 run that gave Baylor a 10-point lead about 3 minutes into the third quarter. The Mountaineers scored 19 of the next 27 points to take a one-point lead when Smith hit a 3 with 1:33 left in the period. There were three more lead changes and three ties before Smith hit a jumper, Kylee Blacksten followed with a layup and a 3-pointer and Kyah Watson scored in the lane to cap a 9-0 run and West Virginia led thereon.

The Bears shot 3 of 16 (18.8%) from the field - 0 for 6 from 3-point range - and scored just eight points in the fourth quarter.

January 15, 2023


Baylor
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Bickle F 32 4-7 2-4 1-2 2-5 2 1 0 2 4 11
S. Andrews G 34 10-23 0-0 4-10 1-2 4 1 0 2 1 24
J. Asberry G 30 1-12 0-0 1-9 0-3 1 0 0 2 4 3
D. Littlepage-Buggs G 30 5-7 4-4 0-0 5-15 3 2 0 3 2 14
J. Owens G 29 1-6 2-2 0-3 1-5 3 1 1 4 5 4
B. Fontleroy 18 2-5 2-2 1-2 3-7 0 0 0 0 1 7
A. Blackwell 11 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-3 1 0 0 2 2 2
C. Ferreira 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Van Gytenbeek 6 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Porter 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 24-66
(.364)
10-12
(.833)
7-29
(.241)
15-46 14 5 1 15 19 65


West Virginia
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Blacksten F 32 7-14 0-0 2-6 0-0 1 1 1 3 3 16
M. Smith G 37 5-13 4-6 3-8 0-2 4 0 0 2 2 17
K. Watson G 35 1-3 2-3 0-1 1-4 3 0 0 1 2 4
J. Hemingway G 30 6-10 1-2 2-3 1-14 2 0 3 2 1 15
J. Quinerly G 24 7-17 1-3 2-3 3-6 2 1 1 0 3 17
S. Samuel 18 0-3 2-2 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 1 1 2
D. Nichols 13 0-2 1-2 0-0 1-3 1 0 1 0 1 1
T. Diggs 8 0-0 2-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 2
S. Bates 3 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 26-63
(.413)
13-20
(.650)
9-23
(.391)
9-37 13 2 6 9 13 74


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