Waco, TX (Sports Network) - In the first meeting between these teams ever in the Big 12 Conference, the Baylor Bears dominated the West Virginia Mountaineers, earning an 80-60 win at the Ferrell Center.
Rico Gathers scored 22 points with nine rebounds for Baylor (16-8, 7-4 Big 12), which has won two in a row after a three-game slump. Brady Heslip added 20 points while knocking down 6-of-9 attempts from beyond the arc and Pierre Jackson contributed 15 points, nine assists, and three steals.
Eron Harris managed 19 points while hitting on 3-of-5 attempts from 3-point range for the Mountaineers (12-12, 5-6) whose three-game win streak came to an abrupt end. Deniz Kilici had 13 points and five rebounds.
WVU shot 45.5 percent from the field in the first half and held Baylor to 42.3 percent shooting but still trailed at halftime, 31-27.
The Bears pulled away in the second half, shooting 59.3 percent from the field to roll to the 20-point victory.
WVU outrebounded Baylor 34-23 but had 18 turnovers and allowed the Bears to shoot 50.9 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from beyond the arc.