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Strong bench scoring helps No. 20 WVU beat TCU 82-66
Monday, February 12, 2018
Final Score: TCU 66, WEST VIRGINIA 82
 
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By John Raby, AP Sports Writer
 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Teddy Allen scored 16 points, giving No. 20 West Virginia a needed spark off the bench in an 82-66 victory over TCU on Monday night.

James ''Beetle'' Bolden added 14 points, Daxter Miles Jr. scored 13 and Wes Harris had 11 points for West Virginia (19-7, 8-5 Big 12).

Desmond Bane had 16 points, Vlad Brodziansky added 15 and Kouat Noi scored 12 for TCU (17-9, 5-8).

West Virginia has had trouble holding onto leads throughout the Big 12 season but didn't let the Horned Frogs come back from a 38-27 halftime deficit.

TCU twice closed within five in the second half, but went without a field goal over a crucial four-minute stretch and West Virginia capitalized with a rare strong finish. The Mountaineers outscored the Horned Frogs 15-7 over the final three minutes.

With less-than-stellar games from leading scorer Jevon Carter and shot-blocking specialist Sagaba Konate, West Virginia overcame a sluggish start with sparks from reserves Allen, Bolden and Maciej Bender to move ahead for good late in the first half. West Virginia's 38 bench points were its most in a Big 12 game this season.

BIG PICTURE

TCU: The Horned Frogs couldn't mirror their offensive performance in an 82-73 win over West Virginia on Jan. 22. TCU is fighting for its first NCAA Tournament bid in 20 years, but it's been that long since the Horned Frogs have beaten a ranked team on the road.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers posted their third win in four games but time is running out in their quest for a first-ever Big 12 regular-season title. The good news is there are still head-to-head matchups ahead with Kansas and first-place Texas Tech, the two teams they need to beat to get there.

UP NEXT

TCU goes for a regular-season sweep of Oklahoma State at home on Saturday.

West Virginia plays at No. 13 Kansas on Saturday. The Mountaineers have never won at Allen Fieldhouse, blowing a 14-point lead with 3 minutes left in regulation and losing in overtime 84-80 last season.

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