The Mountaineers, who have the league's worst field-goal percentage defense, are 1-6 in those seven games. Baylor went to work inside and outside with Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson combining for 34 points after getting just 12 in the home loss to WVU last month. Brady Heslip and Royce O'Neale both made four 3-pointers, and to keep the Mountaineers spinning, point guard Kenny Cherry had four layups on the way to 13 points.
WVU led by nine points in the first half and six points at halftime and didn't trail in the second half until Cherry's layup with 11:55 to go. That gave the Bears the lead for good, and they were able to close with Austin posting up and spinning inside for baskets or fouls while the Mountaineers were uncertain what to do.
"They had a couple shooters out there at the same time," guard Eron Harris said.
"It's hard to leave those guys when they were hitting big shots.
"We were indecisive whether to go (help in the post) or not. Huggins said if you want to go, you've got to go decisively. I guess the case was a lot of us decided not to go and we ended up leaving him one-on-one. That's not a good situation most of the time."
Baylor scored 52 points in the second half.
The Mountaineers, who played without third-leading scorer Terry Henderson, managed only 33 and Harris and point guard Juwan Staten were the only ones to make a basket for the first 16 minutes of the second half.
The Bears held Staten to 6-for-16 shooting for his 16 points.
Harris scored 32 points and made his first six 3-point shots, but missed his final three and had only two free throws in the final 5:32.
Where Baylor had five players with at least six points and two baskets in the second half, everyone other than Staten and Harris was 2-for-10 for eight points in the second half, as WVU again struggled in the absence of a third scoring option.
"Wanny's getting 18 a game, Eron's getting 17 a game and Terry's getting 13 a game, and Terry wasn't out there," Huggins said.
"Scott Drew's been around basketball his whole life, so it stands to reason he's thinking, 'Let's guard those two.'"
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymailwv.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.charlestondailymail.com/wvu.