WVU Sports

Another Big Blown Lead for WVU

MORGANTOWN — Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox enjoys quieting a hostile crowd on the road. Knox scored a season-high 34 points and the Wildcats overcame a 17-point deficit after halftime to beat No. 7 West Virginia 83-76 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday night. “I love atmospheres ...

Konate’s Defense Is Not Enough

MORGANTOWN — As a basketball player you know you have arrived when your name becomes a verb. Such was the case during the 2005-06 season when then-senior Kevin Pittsnogle led West Virginia to a 22-11 record and the school’s second straight NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance. Along the ...

West Virginia Looking to Rebound Vs. Kentucky

MORGANTOWN — No. 7 West Virginia (16-4, 5-3 Big 12) and unranked Kentucky (15-5 5-3 SEC) have met 20 times on the hardwood. At 7 p.m. tonight, the two border state schools will meet for a 21st time as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge on ESPN. “Kentucky is Kentucky,” WVU coach Bob ...

TCU Knocks Off WVU

FORT WORTH, Texas — Desmond Bane scored eight of his 15 points in just over a minute early in the second half, and TCU beat No. 7 West Virginia 82-73 on Monday night. The Horned Frogs (15-5, 3-5 Big 12) got their first home win over a Top 10 team in nearly five years on the same day they ...

West Virginia Back at It Tonight Vs. TCU

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia (16-3, 5-2 Big 12) will put its No. 6 ranking on the line when it takes on No. 24 ranked Texas Christian University (14-5, 2-5) in the second game of ESPN’s ‘Big Monday’ contests tonight in Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Tipoff is slated for 9 p.m. ...

WVU Rolls Past Texas, 86-51

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Sixth-ranked West Virginia held onto a big lead for a change. Jevon Carter scored 22 points and led a second-half burst that propelled the Mountaineers to an 86-51 victory over Texas on Saturday. After surrendering double-digit leads in losses to No. 8 Texas Tech and No. ...

Carter Claims Hardman Award

By JUSTIN JACKSON The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN — Jevon Carter was once asked if there was ever a player he guarded that he couldn’t steal the ball from. After thinking about it, a quick smile came across his face. “If there was, I probably wouldn’t tell you.” he said. The list ...

Mountaineers Finally Find Shooting Touch

MORGANTOWN — Basketball really is a simple game. Just ask veteran West Virginia coach Bob Huggins. “We made shots,” he said. “When you make some shots, you play better defense.” And, that was the case Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum as the host Mountaineers shot a torrid 65.5 ...

WVU Looks to End a Two-Game Skid

MORGANTOWN — Coming off back-to-back losses to Top-10 ranked Texas Tech (72-71) and Kansas (71-66), No. 6 West Virginia (15-3 overall, 4-2 Big 12) gets a break when unranked Texas comes to the Coliseum for a 2 p.m. tipoff today. Or some would think. One of those who doesn’t believe the ...

Turnovers, Shooting Woes Continuing to Haunt WVU

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia’s first two-game losing streak of the season thanks to a 71-66 defeat at the hands of No. 10 Kansas on Monday night, left veteran coach Bob Huggins and his staff scratching their heads. “We were turning the ball over and they were capitalizing hitting 3s,” ...

Jayhawks Stun Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN — Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points, including 12 over the final seven minutes, and No. 10 Kansas roared back from a big deficit to beat No. 6 West Virginia 71-66 on Monday night. Devonte Graham added 16 points and Udoka Azubuike scored 10 for the Jayhawks (15-3, 5-1 Big ...

Konate Stars In A Losing Effort

MORGANTOWN — Babe Ruth was known as the Sultan of Swat for the massive home runs he would hit during his playing days for the New York Yankees. Sophomore Sagaba Konate is quickly earning that same moniker for his massive blocked shots on the basketball court for No. 6 West Virginia. The ...

WVU Looks to Rebound Against Kansas

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia has no time to dwell on its loss to Texas Tech as the season does not get any easier. Kansas will make the trip to Morgantown coming off a 73-72 victory over instate rival Kansas State. Devonte’ Graham scored a game-high 23 points, but it was Malik Newman’s ...

Texas Tech Edges WVU, 72-71

LUBBOCK, Texas — Freshman Zhaire Smith cradled the inbounds pass as the final eight-tenths of a second ticked off the clock and the frenzied Texas Tech fans rushed the court. The Red Raiders will savor this moment, even if the rough-and-tumble Big 12 is just getting started. Keenan Evans ...

WVU Hits Road For Texas Tech

MORGANTOWN — The taste is still there. A year ago (well, Jan. 2) then-No. 7 West Virginia made the trip to United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas, and was the victim of a 77-76 overtime loss at the hands of an unranked Texas Tech squad. Anthony Livingston’s 3-point field goal with ...

Carter Lifts No. 2 WVU Past Baylor

MORGANTOWN — Handed its highest ranking in 58 years, West Virginia was lethargic against Baylor for nearly the entire game. It took Jevon Carter getting free for the go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute to keep the nation’s longest winning streak going. Carter, a senior, got around a ...

Harler, Mountaineers Grind Out Big Victory

MORGANTOWN — Classes don’t begin until today, but school was in session last night at the Coliseum when No. 2 West Virginia (15-1, 4-0 Big 12) played host to unranked Baylor (11-5, 1-3 Big 12). Lesson No. 1? How do you win close games? Answer: You grind them out and there has been no ...

No. 2 WVU Welcomes Baylor to Town

MORGANTOWN — Opponents of newly crowned No. 2 West Virginia (14-1 overall, 3-0 Big 12) are discovering one important fact as the 2017-18 season progresses — the Mountaineers are going to play their style of game with or without standout senior guard Jevon Carter. “When (Carter) is not in ...

Nova Is No. 1, WVU Up to 2

Villanova needed just a week to reclaim its lost No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25. West Virginia waited a lot longer — nearly six decades, in fact — to get back to its position at No. 2. Villanova returned to the top spot in Monday’s new poll after an upset-filled week that included losses ...

WVU Comes Out On Top of Sooners

MORGANTOWN — Teddy Allen scored 20 points off the bench, Sagaba Konate had 14 of his 16 points in the second half and No. 6 West Virginia beat No. 7 Oklahoma 89-76 on Saturday night. Lamont West and Jevon Carter added 17 points apiece for the Mountaineers (14-1 overall, 3-0 Big 12). Konate ...