West Virginia beats No. 4 Baylor, denies Bears chance at league title

West Virginia guards Jordan McCabe (5), Sean McNeil (22), forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34), and guard Miles McBride (4) celebrate after a score against Baylor during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Emmitt Matthews scored a season-high 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 76-64 win over No. 4 Baylor. The loss denied the Bears the chance to earn a tie for the Big 12 regular season championship and handed the league title to top-ranked Kansas. Oscar Tshiebwe had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Mountaineers on Saturday. West Virginia took control with a a 21-5 run in the second half, when Baylor went more than eight minutes without a field goal. Jared Butler led the Bears with 21 points.