WVU looks to end streak vs Baylor
West Virginia (10-16, 2-11) vs. Baylor (17-9, 8-5)
Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Baylor looks to extend West Virginia’s conference losing streak to five games. West Virginia’s last Big 12 win came against the Oklahoma Sooners 79-71 on Feb. 2. Baylor is coming off a big 73-69 win over No. 19 Iowa State on Tuesday.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Baylor’s Makai Mason has averaged 15.5 points while Mario Kegler has put up 9.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. For the Mountaineers, Derek Culver has averaged 11.5 points and 9.2 rebounds while Lamont West has put up 10.1 points.
MIGHTY MAKAI: Mason has connected on 35.8 percent of the 123 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also converted 81.2 percent of his free throws this season.
COLD SPELL: West Virginia has lost its last seven road games, scoring 61 points, while allowing 80.7 per game.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Mountaineers have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Bears. Baylor has an assist on 37 of 67 field goals (55.2 percent) across its past three matchups while West Virginia has assists on 34 of 56 field goals (60.7 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Baylor is ranked third among Division I teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 39.2 percent. The Bears have averaged 13.6 offensive boards per game and 14.7 per game over their last three games.