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Carter leads WVU past Missouri for AdvoCare title

Created on:   Mon, Nov 27, 2017   12:29 AM

Last modified:   Mon, Nov 27, 2017   12:29 AM

Associated Press

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jevon Carter scored 29 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute, and No. 23 West Virginia overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to beat Missouri 83-79 on Nov. 26, in the AdvoCare Invitational championship game.

Daxter Miles Jr. added 26 points, including four late free throws, for West Virginia (6-1).

West Virginia was involved in three distinctly different games at the tourney. After surviving an upset challenge against winless Marist 84-78 on Thursday, the Mountaineers routed Central Florida 83-45 on Friday.

Missouri (5-2) got 21 points from Jordan Barnett. Kassius Robertson and Kevin Puryear had 13 each.

Barnett hit a jumper and added 3 as Missouri went up 55-41 5 minutes into the second half.

West Virginia, keyed by a number of forced turnovers, put together a late 12-0 run that was concluded by Miles steal and layup to get within 73-72 with 3 minutes left.

Robertson had 10 points to help Missouri take a 41-36 halftime advantage.