CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Junior Lamont West had seven 3-pointers and 27 points - both career highs - and Sagaba Konate had 15 points and nine rebounds before fouling out late, helping West Virginia beat Saint Joseph's 97-90 on Sunday for third place in the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
West made 5 of 6 3-pointers in the first half and scored 17 points to help West Virginia build a 51-49 lead. The teams combined to make 17 3-pointers in the first half and both shot over 53 percent from the field. Saint Joseph's led 64-62 before West Virginia went on a 14-5 run, capped by West's open 3-pointer in transition, for a 76-69 lead with 10 minutes to go. West made six of his first eight 3-point attempts and finished 7 of 11.
Esa Ahmad chipped in with 12 points - all in the second half - for West Virginia (2-2). The Mountaineers were again without James "Beetle" Bolden, who was helped off the floor in their opener with 4:43 remaining after scoring a career-high 21 points.