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West Virginia Tops Texas Tech, Keeps on Rolling in Big 12 Tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two down, two to go. That’s the mindset of West Virginia coach Bob Huggins after his Mountaineers upset No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 on Thursday night. The Mountaineers are 80 minutes away from making the NCAA Tournament as the 10th seed in the Big 12 ...

West Virginia Knocks Off Oklahoma in Big 12 Tournament, 72-71

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — West Virginia held on to beat Oklahoma 72-71 in the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday night when the Sooners’ Christian James, who appeared to knock down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to force overtime, was determined to have had his foot on the line. The officials ...

WVU, Oklahoma Meet in 1st Round Of Big 12 Tourney

MORGANTOWN – Life after the upcoming Big 12 Conference men’s basketball tournament in Kansas City (Mo.) still exists for veteran West Virginia University coach Bob Huggins and his Mountaineers. “Our kids are ecstatic to have a chance to keep playing,” Huggins said during his weekly ...

TCU Edges WVU For Rifle Title

MORGANTOWN — For Georgia native and former West Virginia University All-American Bruce Meredith, seeing the NCAA National Rifle Championships in Morgantown for the first time was a dream come true for the four-time Olympian. “This is as exciting as when I competed,” Meredith, a former ...

Cowboys Take Down Mountaineers, 85-77

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — In their final game of what has been an obstacle-filled season, Oklahoma State pulled out an 85-77 victory over West Virginia Saturday. When the game was over, OSU coach Mike Boynton addressed the fans at Gallagher-Iba Arena and told them, despite not having the ...

TCU Wins Tie-Breaker Over WVU for Smallbore Title

MORGANTOWN — The NCAA Rifle Championships have been competed since 1980, but never at West Virginia University, which has won 19 national titles, and never in a venue like the WVU Coliseum. “The whole buildup has been really exciting,” WVU coach Jon Hammond said. “I’m really proud ...

West Virginia Moutaineers Upset Iowa State, 90-75

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jermaine Haley scored a career-high 28 points and West Virginia upset Iowa State 90-75 on Wednesday night. Derek Culver picked up his eighth double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Lamont West added his second career double-double with 12 points ...

Haley’s Career-High 28 Points Leads WVU

MORGANTOWN – In their first meeting the guards from Iowa State made those playing the same position at West Virginia look like high school players. Junior Jermaine Haley especially had a bad contest against the Cyclones, missing all three shots he took while dishing out three assists and ...

West Virginia Women Edged by Baylor, 63-57

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Lauren Cox had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead top-ranked Baylor to a 63-57 victory over West Virginia on Monday night, capping a perfect Big 12 season for the Lady Bears. Baylor (28-1, 18-0 Big 12) never trailed in winning its 20th straight game entering the ...

West Virginia University To Host Rifle National Championships

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University’s rifle program has won an impressive 19 national titles since 1980. The Mountaineers have stood atop the champions’ podium in places like Cincinnati (1983), Murray, Kentucky (1984, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2014), Annapolis, Maryland (1986, 1990, ...

Colton McKivitz, Josh Sills To Anchor West Virginia Offensive Line

MORGANTOWN — It didn’t take new offensive line coach Matt Moore very long to figure out that redshirt senior Colton McKivitz and redshirt junior Josh Sills would become the anchors of a West Virginia offensive front that will enter the spring without All-Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year ...

Jermaine Haley Scores 23 as West Virginia University Loses to Oklahoma, 92-80

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jamal Bieniemy was calm when the pressure was on. The freshman guard scored a season-high 22 points and made 8 of 10 free throws in the closing minutes to help Oklahoma beat West Virginia, 92-80, on Saturday. Oklahoma led by 13 when West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had ...

West Virginia University Knocks Off Towson in College Baseball Action

MORGANTOWN — For only the second time in the 127-year history of West Virginia University baseball, the Mountaineers played in the month of February. Coming off a series victory over Georgia Southern (2-1) over the weekend, head coach Randy Mazey and his staff took a look at the weather ...

WVU Upsets TCU in 3 Overtimes

MORGANTOWN — TCU’s Jamie Dixon and his team came to Morgantown needing to take care of business. The Horned Frogs failed, falling to West Virginia 104-96 in a triple-overtime thriller behind standout performances from Derek Culver and Jordan McCabe on Tuesday night to soften their ...

Moundsville’s Harler Tallies 13 in Victory

MORGANTOWN — Just about anyone associated with West Virginia basketball this season understands the adversity this team has faced. Former Wheeling Central standout Chase Harler knows this team is not about to give up. Facing a six-game losing streak, the Mountaineers played host to TCU ...

WVU to Host TCU Tonight

MORGANTOWN — Finding a starting five when West Virginia’s opening day starting lineup included the names of Beetle Bolden, Sagaba Konate, Esa Ahmad and Wesley Harris has been a task for veteran coach Bob Huggins and his staff. Bolden and Konate hace missed multiple games while recovering ...

Rifle Earns 10th Straight GARC Title

MORGANTOWN — While Saturday proved to be a tough day for the Mountaineers on the basketball court, West Virginia had plenty of success with its rifle and baseball teams. First up was Jon Hammonds and his No. 4 ranked rifle squad as it swept both the individual and team titles at the Great ...

Kegler, Baylor Turn Back WVU

WACO, Texas (AP) — The first time Baylor played West Virginia, it barely had to sweat in the final few minutes of a comfortable Big 12 road win. That wasn’t the case Saturday at home, when the game came down to those waning moments, but Baylor was up to the challenge. Mario Kegler was ...

WVU Baseball Wins Home Opener

MORGANTOWN — Returning from a season opening, three-game series in Atlanta, veteran WVU coach Randy Mazey and his staff looked at the advanced weather forecast for the area, made a call to Canisius College coach Matt Mazurek and elected to open the home half of the Mountaineers’ baseball ...

K-State Too Much For WVU

MORGANTOWN — Barry Brown scored 21 points and No. 23 Kansas State beat West Virginia 65-51 on Monday night to remain atop the Big 12 standings. A 14-0 run midway through the second half, led by a couple of 3-pointers by Xavier Sneed, gave the Wildcats (20-6, 10-3) their sixth straight ...