Jan. 23, 2010

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -Da'Sean Butler scored 21 points and No. 11 West Virginia came from 14 points down to beat No. 21 Ohio State 71-65 on Saturday.

Darryl Bryant added 14 points and Wellington Smith scored 11 for the Mountaineers (15-3), who overcame yet another slow start and defeated the Buckeyes (14-6) for the second straight season.

William Buford led Ohio State with 22 points and Evan Turner added 18.

West Virginia scored the first 10 points after halftime to take control. Butler had 16 points after the break, including 3-pointers a couple minutes apart that put the Mountaineers ahead 62-56 with 6:28 left.

Ohio State made just one field goal over the final 8 minutes.