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O'Neale's career day leads Baylor past West Virginia 88-75

  • Baylor's Royce O'Neale, right, looks to shoot as West Virginia's Devin Williams defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Ferguson)

    Baylor's Royce O'Neale, right, looks to shoot as West Virginia's Devin Williams defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Ferguson)  (The Associated Press)

  • West Virginia's Eron Harris, left, lays in a basket as Baylor's Isaiah Austin defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Ferguson)

    West Virginia's Eron Harris, left, lays in a basket as Baylor's Isaiah Austin defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Ferguson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baylor's Rico Gathers, left, lays in a basket as West Virginia's Brandon Watkins defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Ferguson)

    Baylor's Rico Gathers, left, lays in a basket as West Virginia's Brandon Watkins defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Ferguson)  (The Associated Press)

Royce O'Neale enjoyed a career day and Baylor topped West Virginia 88-75 Saturday in a battle of Big 12 teams striving to make noise in front of the NCAA Tournament.

O'Neale scored 22 points, connecting on 8 of 8 field goal attempts, including 4 of 4 from long range. He entered the game at 6 points per game, and had two points in the last meeting between the teams.

O'Neale was one of five players to score in double figures for Baylor (18-9, 6-8 Big 12).

Others included Isaiah Austin (19), Cory Jefferson (15), Kenny Chery (13) and Brady Heslip (12). It was Baylor's fourth consecutive league victory.

West Virginia (15-12, 7-7), lost for the third time in the last four games.

Eron Harris connected on 9 of 17 field goals, including 6 of 9 3-pointers, to finish with 32 points for WVU. Juwan Staten added 16 points.