Baylor vs. West Virginia: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Baylor vs. West Virginia: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Baylor 65
(17-11, 6-6 away)
West Virginia 62
(13-15, 9-5 home)
Venue: WVU Coliseum
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 27, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Baylor 29 36 65
West Virginia 34 28 62
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Baylor I Austin 21 C Jefferson 11 P Jackson 5
West Virginia E Harris 25 K Noreen 9 J Staten 3

West Virginia faced off with Baylor on Wednesday, Feb. 27 and suffered a close loss to the Bears 65-62 in conference play. The Mountaineers are now 0-2 against Baylor this season. The Mountaineers got 10 points and nine rebounds from Kevin Noreen. Eron Harris had a season-high 25 points and added three rebounds. Isaiah Austin finished with a team-high 21 points and six rebounds (3 Ast 3 Blk) for the Bears. This makes three losses in a row for the Mountaineers. Next up for West Virginia (13-15, 6-9 Big 12) is sixth-ranked Kansas (23-4, 11-3 Big 12) on Saturday, Mar. 2 on the road.

West Virginia Game Notes

  • The Mountaineers have been unlucky six times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, West Virginia is 27-29 in close games.
  • West Virginia has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-9) after recording two or fewer blocks.
  • The Mountaineers have lost 75 percent of the time this season (2-6) after having a field goal percentage of 35.7 percent or worse.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 43.4 percent or better this season, West Virginia has lost 87 percent of the time (2-13).
  • When the opposition records 15 or more free throws made this season, West Virginia has lost 85 percent of the time (2-11).
  • The Mountaineers have recorded more free throws made than their opponents for the past four games.
  • West Virginia has recorded fewer assists than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the fourth loss of the season where the Mountaineers opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--WVU has a 2.9 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Eron Harris accounted for 40.3 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Kevin Noreen and Deniz Kilicli) accounted for 40.4 percent of the rebounds.
  • Eron Harris has led the team in scoring in seven out of 28 games this season.
  • Kevin Noreen has led the team in rebounding in seven out of 28 games this season.
  • This marks the first 20-point game of Eron Harris's career.

Baylor Game Notes

  • The Bears won this one, but have lost six times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Baylor is 28-16 in close games.
  • Isaiah Austin accounted for 32.3 percent of the team's points.
  • Cory Jefferson accounted for 34.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Isaiah Austin has led the team in scoring three times in 28 games this season.
  • Cory Jefferson has led the team in rebounding nine times in 28 games this season.
  • Pierre Jackson has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the fourth 20-point game of Isaiah Austin's career.
  • Cory Jefferson recorded the 11th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for A.J. Walton.
BAY PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Isaiah Austin342163130
APierre Jackson371565004
B+Cory Jefferson257110011
C+A.J. Walton241021102
CGary Franklin21401000
CL.J. Rose6012000
CRico Gathers21420011
C-Brady Heslip23410100
-Deuce Bello9001100
WVU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AKevin Noreen221090100
AEron Harris332531012
BJuwan Staten34833100
BDeniz Kilicli38782102
BMatt Humphrey11062011
CTerry Henderson28720001
C-D. Rutledge12230002
-Gary Browne9020000
-Jabarie Hinds6000001
-Aaric Murray4010001
-Volodymyr Gerun3310000

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