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Mountaineers shock No. 7 Jayhawks with late game winning basket

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The West Virginia Mountaineers defeated the No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday afternoon. The Mountaineers won 65-64 over the Jayhawks at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia.

The Mountaineers improved to 9-9 on the season. This is their first conference win, as they now stand at 1-5.

With the win, West Virginia had their five-game losing streak snapped.

West Virginia Mountaineers guard James Bolden drives to the basket against the Marshall Thundering Herd in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

James Bolden drives to the basket against the Marshall Thundering Herd in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Getty Images)

The Jayhawks fell to 15-3 on the season. The loss dropped the team to 4-2 in conference play.

Kansas had their three-game win streak snapped with this loss.

Jermaine Haley scored the game-winning basket with 15 seconds left in the game. Lagerald Vick missed the three-point attempt to seal the win for the Mountaineers.

Haley led the Mountaineers with 13 points. He also had five rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

This is Haley’s third 10-point or more performance in the last four games. He tied his season-high 13 points, which he also had in a 71-69 loss to the Kansas State Wildcats on Jan. 9.

He was one of three West Virginia players, who scored in double-digits. James Bolden added 12 points and Derek Culver had 11.

The Mountaineers had 28 bench points. Bolden led the bench with his 12 points. He also had two assists and four steals.

Marcus Garrett and Dedric Lawson led the Jayhawks with 15 points each. Garrett also had two rebounds, three assists, and six steals.

Lawson also had 11 rebounds, one steal, and one block.

Lawson has had six straight games, where he has scored 10 or more points. He had a season-high 31 points against No. 25 TCU Horned Frogs in a 77-68 win on Jan. 9.

This is Garrett’s second-straight game with 10 or more points. He had a season-high 20 points in their previous game in an 80-78 win over the Texas Longhorns on Jan. 14.

Garrett and Lawson were two of three Kansas players, who scored double-figures. Vick also had 13 points.

The Jayhawks had four points off the bench. David McCormack and K.J. Lawson scored two points each.

Both McCormack and Lawson had four rebounds.


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