Scores

Final OT

Missouri State 68

(7-4, 3-2 away)

West Virginia 70

(9-2, 6-1 home)

Coverage: ESPN3

8:00 PM ET, December 22, 2011

Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

1 2 OT T
MOSU 32 31 568
WVU 32 31 770

Top Performers

Missouri State: C. Patterson 18 Pts, 4 Reb

West Virginia: K. Jones 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

West Virginia tops Missouri State; Bob Huggins wins No. 700

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Kevin Jones had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead West Virginia past Missouri State 70-68 on Thursday night in the Las Vegas Classic, giving coach Bob Huggins his 700th coaching victory.

Darryl Bryant added 15 points and Gary Browne 13 for the Mountaineers (9-2).

Caleb Patterson led the Bears (7-4) with 18 points.

Trailing 63-60 late in regulation, Browne hit a fall-away 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left to force overtime. It was Browne's only 3-pointer of the game.

West Virginia had rallied from a five-point deficit with 45 seconds left in regulation.

Trailing by two with 2 seconds left in overtime, Missouri State's Nathan Scheer put up a shot in the lane, but it bounced around the rim and out.

Both teams have one game left in the Classic. West Virginia plays Baylor (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) on Friday, while Missouri State plays Saint Mary's.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MOSU
WVU
Points 68 70
FG Made-Attempted 28-52 (.538) 26-61 (.426)
3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 10-27 (.370)
FT Made-Attempted 4-9 (.444) 8-15 (.533)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 7

2011-12 Season

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