MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia resumes Large 12 play tonight in Waco, Texas, when it takes on Baylor in an ESPN Large Monday sport that may tip off at 9 pm
The 2 groups final met in Morgantown two weeks in the past when the Bears pulled out a 77-68 victory. LJ Cryer scored 25 factors and Matthew Mayer contributed 20, together with hitting 5-of-8 from 3-point vary. Baylor made 12 of 27 from 3 and likewise outscored the Mountaineers 28-18 within the paint.
West Virginia was led by Malik Curry’s 19 factors coming off the bench.
Most not too long ago, West Virginia (13-7, 2-5) dropped a 77-68 determination at Arkansas throughout final Saturday’s Large 12/SEC Problem. The Mountaineers battled again from an early 19-point second half deficit to chop the Razorbacks’ result in 5 however may get no nearer.
Within the loss, guard Kedrian Johnson scored a career-high 18 factors, together with hitting 4 of 5 from 3-point distance. Taz Sherman scored 15 and Curry added 11 coming off the bench.
West Virginia is within the midst of a season-long 5 sport dropping streak.
Baylor (18-3, 6-2) dropped simply its third determination of the season final Saturday throughout its Large 12/SEC Problem sport at Alabama, 87-78. The Bears are 10-2 on the Ferrell Heart this 12 months with each defeats coming in Large 12 play.
Baylor misplaced 65-62 to Texas Tech on Jan. 11 and fell 61-54 to Oklahoma State 4 days later.
The Bears are anticipated to begin 6-foot-10 senior Flo Thamba, 6-foot-8 freshman Kendall Brown and 6-foot-9 Matthew Mayer at forwards, with 6-foot-3 junior Adam Flagler and 6-foot-1 senior James Akinjo at guards.
Akinjo, who averages 12.9 factors per sport, didn’t play in Baylor’s victory in Morgantown two weeks in the past.
The Bears personal a 13-8 edge in collection play and have a 5-3 report towards the Mountaineers in video games performed on the Ferrell Heart.
Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla and Kris Budden can have the decision for tonight’s ESPN telecast. Mountaineer Sports activities Community protection on associates all through West Virginia and on-line by way of WVUsports.com and the favored cellular app WVU Gameday begins at 8 pm
Following tonight’s sport, the Mountaineers will probably be idle till dealing with Texas Tech in a Saturday afternoon matchup on the Coliseum. Tickets for the sport towards the nationally ranked Crimson Raiders are nonetheless on sale and might be bought by logging on WVUGAME.com.