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UNDATED (AP) — The 12th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers improved to 22-6 on Monday, but not before they received a huge scare.

 

Head coach Bob Huggins dropped to his knees and clutched his chest during a timeout just before halftime of the Mountaineers' 77-62 win against visiting Texas. Huggins' players quickly surrounded him as he stood up and briefly massaged his chest before staying on the sideline. Huggins said after the game that his defibrillator had gone off and that he experienced light-headedness from standing up too fast.

 

The 63-year-old Huggins had a heart attack at the Pittsburgh airport in 2002 when he was the coach at Cincinnati.

Jevon Carter had team highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds for West Virginia, which improved to 10-5 in the Big 12. Lamont West added a career-high 23 points to pad the victory.

 

WVU led 46-32 at intermission despite falling behind 12-2.

 

Meanwhile, Virginia continues to stumble through the latter portion of its ACC schedule.

 

Bruce Brown capped his 14-point performance by hitting a 3-pointer with 23.8 seconds left in overtime to send Miami past the 18th-ranked Cavaliers, 54-48. The Hurricanes trailed 48-47 until Brown nailed his only 3-pointer of the game. It came 15 seconds after Marial Shayok hit a putback that put the Cavs ahead.

 

The Cavaliers have their first four-game losing streak since 2009-10, Tony Bennett's first season as their head coach. Virginia had been 18-5 overall and 8-3 in the conference before the skid.

 

Also in the ACC, Dwayne Bacon's 16 points helped Florida State improve to 10-5 in the conference by slamming Boston College, 104-72. The Seminoles got 59 points from their bench, with PJ Savoy delivering 15. Jonathan Isaac added 14 points for FSU, which led by 34 six minutes into the second half.

 

 

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