Baylor 29 36 65
Wvirginia 34 28 62
Date of game: 2/27/2013

Recap: West Virginia vs. Baylor

Morgantown, WV (Sports Network) - Isaiah Austin finished with 21 points, six rebounds and two blocks as the Baylor Bears defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers, 65-62, in a Big 12 Conference matchup at the WVU Coliseum.

Pierre Jackson added 15 points and five assists for Baylor (17-11, 8-7 Big 12) as it snapped a three-game losing streak. A.J. Walton chipped in 10 points and Cory Jefferson pulled down 11 boards.

Eron Harris poured in 25 points for WVU (13-15, 6-9) while Kevin Noreen provided 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench. The loss was the third in a row for the Mountaineers.

WVU shot 44.4 percent from the field in the first half and led by as many as nine before it took a 34-29 lead into the intermission. The Bears managed to convert only 36.7 percent of their shots from the floor before the break.

Baylor overcame a seven-point deficit in the second half and went on top for good when Austin drained a 3-pointer with 9:18 remaining that gave the visitors a 53-50 lead. Jackson sank a pair at the charity stripe with 18 seconds left to give the Bears a 65-62 lead and Gary Franklin blocked Juwan Staten's last second 3-point attempt to clinch the victory.

Despite the loss, WVU held a 42-32 edge in the rebounding battle. Both sides combined to go 7-of-35 from beyond the arc.

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