Staten, a transfer from Dayton who sat out at WVU last season, is 0-for-9 from 3-point range this season and is one of two scholarship guards in the Big 12 without a 3 this season. His last one came Feb. 16, 2011.
"I wasn't really thinking about if it was a good shot or not," he said. "Time was running out and I was trying to make a shot."
Noreen, who after Saturday's loss to Oklahoma State was critical of teammates who didn't know how to run pays in their second year in the program, had 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench. Staten had eight points and three assists. Harris led all scorers with a career-high 21 points and added six rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and a steal.
"It's the end result that matters, regardless of how I play," said Harris, who overtook the team lead in scoring at 9.2 points per game. "We still didn't reach the goal we tried to reach."
WVU shot 8-for-29 in the second half and was once 1-for-13 and outscored 20-11 over an 11:43 span. The Mountaineers (13-15, 6-9 Big 12) have now lost three in a row for the second time this season to match the longest losing streak in six years with Huggins. He hasn't had a four-game losing streak since the 1985-86 season at Akron.
WVU plays Saturday at Kansas, Wednesday at Oklahoma and then plays host to Iowa State March 9. A 3-0 record against teams 4-0 against WVU this season is needed to guarantee the Mountaineers enter the Big 12 Tournament with a winning record.
The NCAA Tournament now out of reach without winning that tournament, WVU has to find a way to finish above .500 - and probably two games above .500 - to make the NIT. Since the NCAA bought the NIT in 2006, all 224 selections have had winning records and only two have been just one game above .500.
"We had a whole lot of chances," Huggins said. "We don't get any stops when we need to get stops and we don't make shots when we need to make shots."
Baylor (17-11, 8-7) snapped a three-game losing streak and maintained the unbeaten record the Big 12's top six teams have against WVU this season (10-0). The Bears hadn't won since beating WVU by 20 points at home two weeks earlier and snapped a three-game losing streak by shooting 52.2 percent in the second half and getting their first 16 points after halftime in the paint.
That collapsed WVU's defense and Baylor then made two 3s and a long jumper in successive possessions to take a 55-50 lead.
Freshman center Isaiah Austin had 21 points and made a pair of 3s. He had 11 points in the first 8:49. Jackson had 10 of his 15 points after halftime and A.J. Walton added 10 points.
Brady Heslip, who made six 3s against WVU in the first game and scored 20 points, was 0-for-6 from 3-point range Wednesday and had four points. Forward Rico Gathers scored 22 points two weeks ago against the Mountaineers, but had just four Wednesday.
"We knew it would be a great game," Baylor coach Scott Drew said. "We knew it would be a tough place to play because Coach Huggins does a phenomenal job and you know how hard his teams always play and you know how tough they rebound. We are very blessed to get out with a win. Neither team shot well, but I though both teams competed."
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