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West Virginia 82, Providence 78

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Tyrone Salley scored 20 points and Mike
Gansey added 19 as West Virginia beat Providence 82-78 on Saturday,
snapping a five-game losing streak.

Providence (9-10, 0-6 Big East) remained the only winless team
in the Big East despite 23 points from Ryan Gomes and 19 from
Dwight Brewington.

Patrick Beilein added 14 points for West Virginia (12-6, 2-5).

The Friars, trailing 66-52 with six minutes left, forced several
turnovers on full-court pressure, with Gomes scoring 17 of his 23
points in that stretch. Brewington's layup with 5.4 seconds cut the
lead to 80-78, but Darris Nicholls made two foul shots to seal the
win.

Gansey had 17 first-half points, staking West Virginia to 38-26
lead at halftime. He scored seven points in a minute and a half to
cap a 17-0, five-minute run that put the West Virginia ahead, 28-14
in the first seven minutes.

Providence point guard Donnie McGrath hit three straight
3-pointers to start the game. But he left the game with a leg
injury late in the first half and did not return.

West Virginia scored 41 points off 27 Providence turnovers.