Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wvu Wins in Overtime Bryant's 3-Pointer Sinks Providence

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wvu Wins in Overtime Bryant's 3-Pointer Sinks Providence

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Darryl Bryant's 3-pointer with just over a second left in overtime gave West Virginia an 87-84 victory Sunday against Providence in a Big East Conference game at Dunkin' Donuts Center.

The two teams exchanged leads throughout the extra period, and Providence's Gerard Coleman made 1 of 2 free throws to tie it at 84- 84 with 10 seconds left. Bryant then drove down the court and hit the winner.

"I just wanted to get the win and get out of here," Bryant said. "That's all I was thinking."

He led the Mountaineers (16-8, 6-5) with 32 points, Deniz Kilicli added a career-high 22 and Kevin Jones finished with 20.

Providence (13-11, 2-9) got off to a hot start, making 16 of 18 from the field. But West Virginia put together a 12-3 run at the end of the first half to make 42-36 at halftime.

West Virginia trailed, 70-63, with 5:29 left in regulation and scored six in a row, including four by Bryant.

"What you saw was a perfect example of one team with seniors who have won going up against a team that is still learning to win," Providence coach Ed Cooley said. …

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