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No. 12 Baylor’s Offense Too Much For WVU in 94-81 Loss



WVU Jesse Edwards
Kelsie LeRose / WVSN

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — No. 12 Baylor’s offense was scoring at an efficient level throughout Saturday’s game vs. West Virginia, resulting in a 94-81 home loss for the Mountaineers.

Baylor shot 54% from the field and 38% from three.

West Virginia did not control the ball well against Baylor, turning it over 14 times. This comes one game after WVU set their season high with 19 turnovers vs. TCU. At one point, West Virginia turned over the ball five times in nearly four minutes, helping the Bears extend their lead.

Baylor took advantage of WVU’s mistakes, scoring 20 points off of their turnovers. The Bears were able to easily get whatever shot they wanted against West Virginia. Baylor scored 30 points in the paint.

WVU C Jesse Edwards scored  21 points and nine rebounds on 8-of-10 shooting, leading the offense for the majority of the game with RaeQuan Battle, who finished with 25 points. Edwards picked up his third foul with two minutes left to go in the first half.

Former WVU F Jalen Bridges made his second return to Morgantown since his transfer departure in March 2022. Bridges finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.

Bridges attended Fairmont Senior High School, contributing to consecutive West Virginia State Class AA Title appearances. Bridges was a four-star prospect coming out of high school, committing to WVU and staying home. Bridges spent two seasons playing at West Virginia, becoming a full-time starter for a year and a half. Bridges averaged 7.3 points and 4.2 rebounds through 61 games for the Mountaineers.

WVU guards Noah Farrakhan (ankle) and Kerr Kriisa (ankle) were warming up and dressed before the game. Farrakhan and Kriisa both went down in the final minutes of the TCU loss on Monday, on the same play. Kriisa was able to walk off and sit on the bench while Farrakhan needed help sitting down.

WVU G Seth Wilson missed Saturday’s game due to a death in his family, per release.

West Virginia will have a couple days off before hosting UCF on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers will look to revenge a loss in Orlando as they’ll tip off with the Knights at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.

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