LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Missouri State Bears' let one slip away in Las Vegas.
Kevin Jones scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the West Virginia Mountaineers to a 70-68 overtime victory Thursday night against Missouri State in the Las Vegas Classic.
The Bears led by as many as ten in the second-half before West Virginia mounted a comeback. Trailing 63-60, Gary Browne stpped back and hit a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime. The Bears had led by as many as five in the last minute.
Missouri State had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds of overtime. Sophomore Nathan Scheer's shot in the lane hit the back of the rim, bouncing out.