WVU Overcomes 16-Point Second Half Deficit, Beats Missouri 83-79 – VIDEO

WVU Overcomes 16-Point Second Half Deficit

Jevon Carter scored 29 points including a massive three in the final minute as WVU overcomes a 16-point second half deficit to beat Missouri 83-79. The win gave West Virginia the championship in the Advocare Invitational.

Jevon Carter led the Mountaineers with a career-high 29 points. Daxter Miles Jr. added 26 points including four late free throws as West Virginia moved to 6-1.

Carter was named the MVP of the Advocare Invitational. Daxter Miles Jr. was named to the all-tournament team.

The Mountaineers needed a 12-0 run to get to within 73-72 with 3 minutes to go.

By getting the win here, the Mountaineers could get a slight bump in the AP poll. For 38 straight weeks the Mountaineers have been ranked.

Foul trouble hurt the Mountaineers. Jevon Carter had 3 fouls in the first half, but lasted the entire game. Sagaba Kanote had two fouls in four minutes in the first half and ended up fouling out late. Fouls were a problem for the Mountaineers throughout the tournament. During the three-game invitational, WVU was called for 74 fouls, including 21 on Sunday.

West Virginia will be back in action Thursday night when they host NJIT.