FINAL: Baylor dominates via 87-69 win
February 7, 2015 - Finding Carter
Baylor’s Rico Gathers dunks over Jonathan Holton during a initial half Saturday.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It was Baylor day during a WVU Coliseum and time for another top-25 matchup, a common occurrence in a Big 12 this deteriorate when some-more than half a teams are ranked.
We were courtside with for a action—and a Rico Gathers Rebound Watch—as No. 15 West Virginia attempted in vain to miscarry from Tuesday night’s annoyance during Oklahoma. Instead, another annoyance ensued.
A summation of a in-game updates:
Baylor wins 87-69 (final)
Gathers finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds and Baylor placed 4 scorers in double total to suffer a runaway. Devin Williams had 20 points and 15 boards, yet they were overshadowed by WVU’s wort home detriment given 2008.
Baylor leads 72-52 (7:16 second half)
With Jaysean Paige and Chase Conner on a floor, Huggins is anticipating to moment Baylor’s zone, yet conjunction ensure is among WVU’s best defenders and Al Freeman waltzed in for an uncontested layup. The Mountaineers are 4-of-18 from 3-point range, that comes on a heels of 5-for-26 in Norman. … Baylor is doubling adult WVU on free-throw attempts, 31-15.
Baylor leads 64-45 (11:48 second half)
Gathers usually grabbed an descent rebound—after twice tipping a round to keep a play alive—and was fouled by Conner, that sent us to a media timeout. The relentless Gathers could be looking during a 20-20 game: He has 15 points and 14 play currently. … Williams has 10 points on 5-of-8 sharpened this half (17 overall), yet it hasn’t helped WVU cut into a lead.
Baylor leads 59-38 (14:46 second half)
The all-important opening 5 mins of a second half went many a same approach as a initial half did—all Baylor. Plus Daxter Miles picked adult his third and fourth fouls. Miles and Williams missed point-blank shots after WVU upheld a round inside, gimmies a Mountaineers can’t means to skip with a necessity like this.
Baylor leads 46-30 (halftime)
Carter’s 13 points leads WVU, while Devin Williams has 7 and Staten four. … Baylor’s Rico Gathers has a halftime double-double with 10 and 10. Royce O’Neal also scored 11 points and haven Taurean Prince has 10.
Baylor leads 46-30 (halftime)
Jevon Carter’s 3-pointer usually 2 seconds before a horn supposing a Mountaineers with a mini-boost in what has been their misfortune half of a season. They shot 34 percent, authorised Baylor to strike 59 percent and route 24-14 in rebounds.
Baylor leads 39-23 (3:39 initial half)
After descending behind by 22, this 16-point hole seems roughly moving for West Virginia, that is built for comebacks with a tempo-pushing press. That’s a china lining, such as it is. Not so china is Baylor’s 21-8 resilient edge, and a fact a Bears’ section is typically rigid. … Carter sank a integrate 3s and dual layups off steals for his 10 points, yet Juwan Staten gave his second tainted preventing a breakaway layup.
Baylor leads 21-3 (11:52 initial half)
Nothing has left right for West Virginia early: 1-of-10 shooting, 0-of-5 3-point shooting, being outrebounded 11-4, handling during a 4-3 turnover deficit. The Bears are 7-of-11 from a building and 4-of-5 from 3 and radically anticipating open players during will.
Baylor leads 13-3 (15:54 initial half)
West Virginia got a discerning basket from Devin Williams yet missed a subsequent 4 shots while a Bears are 5-of-7, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range. Huggins was forced to use a timeout, partial of that he spent barking during a ref for a integrate calls—one negated a WVU take during halfcourt, a other was a no-call as Adrian’s putback was blocked during a rim.
— West Virginia’s sharpened problems have been deeply chronicled and lamented. Just check out a 3-point percentages for Nate Adrian, Jon Holton, Tarik Phillip and BillyDee Williams. But Huggins contends there’s some-more to missed shots than a shooters: “It’s tough to fire grounders. It’s tough to dip it off a building and fire it. It’s tough to locate it off your shoelaces, We’ve got to pass it better. Everybody wants a round in a sharpened slot and we usually haven’t finished a unequivocally good pursuit of putting a round there.”
— So, about this Rico Gathers cat. At 6-foot-8 and 280 pounds, he’s a bucket and he considers each missed shot his domain. And West Virginia wants to see if he’ll be as imperishable and buoyant after personification during a breakneck pace. “You need to get into his physique and get him tired, unequivocally tired,” pronounced brazen Elijah Macon.
— After blank a Oklahoma diversion with an illness, Devin Williams is behind in a starting lineup, as Macon expected Friday. “He used flattering good (Thursday), and we can tell he feels better.”