The Morning Call (Sunday)

Jones’ late 3 lifts Texas over WVU


Andrew Jones hit a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left to lift No. 4 Texas to a 72-70 victory over No. 14 West Virginia on Saturday.

Jones took a pass from Courtney Ramey and hit an unconteste­d shot from the right corner after West Virginia’s Emmitt Matthews missed two free throws with 11 seconds left.

Ramey scored 19 points for Texas (10-1,4-0 Big 12), which trailed for most of the game and had to come from nine points down in the second half. Jones finished with 16 points, Matt Coleman had 13 and freshman Greg Brown had 12 points and 14 rebounds.

Texas scored the final seven points of the game and avengedlas­t year’s 38-point loss at West Virginia, which the fifth-worst loss in program history and the worst under coach Shaka Smart. Taz Sherman scored 17 points, Sean McNeil added 14 points and Derek Culver had his seventh double-double of the season, with 14 points and 16 rebounds, for the Mountainee­rs (9-4,2-3).

Duane Washington Jr. scored 17 points and Justice Sueing addded 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as Ohio State closed the first half with a big run to beat No. 15 Rutgers 79-68onSaturd­ay. TheBuckeye­s (9-3, 3-3 Big Ten) used a 22-4 burst to take a 42-30 lead at halftime in sending Rutgers (7-4, 3-4) to its third straight loss. ... Matthew Hurt scored a career-high 26points to help No. 21 Dukebeat WakeForest 79-68 on Saturday in Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski’ s return from a one-game absence due to COVID-19 protocols. Freshman DJSteward added 21 points for the Blue Devils (5-2, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shot 51% and controlled the boards to extend their home-court dominance in the long-running in-state series. ... No. 2 Baylor was simply too much to handle in a 67-49 victory over TCU on Saturday afternoon at Schollmaie­r Arena. Baylor (11-0, 4-0 Big 12) remains unbeaten and has won every game by double digits. T CU (9-4,2-3), meanwhile, has lost two straight games to top-10 programs this week(Kansas and Baylor). The Frogs also snapped their streak of three straight wins over the Bears in Fort Worth. The Bears were led by junior guard Jared Butler’ s gamehigh 28 points. Ma C io Te ague finished with 12 points, while Davion Mitchell had 10 points.

Women’s college basketball: Paige Bueckers scored 23 points and No. 3 UConn overcame a sluggish start to rout Providence 87-50 on Saturday and give coach GenoAuriem­mahis 1,098th win, tying the late Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for the second most wins in Division I women’s basketball history.

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