MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — He sank his first six 3-pointers, produced 32 points and looked unguardable at times, none of which consoled Eron Harris after West Virginia dropped a crucial home game against Baylor 88-75.

Finishing just one point shy of his career scoring high, Harris finished 9-of-17 from the floor and 6-of-9 from 3-point range.

“It didn’t matter what I did because we lost,” he said. “We didn’t get the stops we needed today, which is basically the story every time we lose.

“We didn’t get the stops we needed to get, so we took that ‘L.’

With Terry Henderson unavailable due to illness and the penetration of point guard Juwan Staten somewhat neutralized by Baylor’s zone, Harris became West Virginia’s best option—particularly in the second half, when he scored 17 of his team’s 33 points.

“Eron Harris is a heck of a player,” said Baylor coach Scott Drew. “(Royce) O’Neale did a good job trying to slow him down, even though he was still 6-of-9 from 3.”

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Comments

  • Aaron

    What the camera's don't show is just how hard this young man had to work today, on both ends of the court. Outstanding effort young man.

  • pghmountaineer

    There will be more of these type of games where an effort like Harris put in today will be waisted until we get some bigs who can score and play just a little bit of defense on a consistent basis, No doubt this is a recruiting issue.

    • bball fan

      Kevin Nooren would be a good player in DII but is not up to the task of playing Big XII ball. As for Williams he has got worse over the year it drives me crazy when he gets the ball in the post and does the same move over and over, pump fakes then brings the ball down below his waist along then his head goes down and tries to go bull over the defender and gets the ball thrown back in his face please teach this kids some post moves it almost been a whole season and has not got any better. WVU's guards are nice they need help from their big guys on D and on O.

      • Allen

        WVU bigs are on the bench waiting for next season. Williams is playing the wrong position because of it.

        • bball fan

          Williams is going to be what a guard next season?

    • Chetubetcha

      It's more of a timing issue. There are two bigs sitting the bench one because the NCAA is incompetent, and the other is working hard to become eligible. The recruiting technically has gone well, they made it to the school and are on the team.