WVU Sports

Bench Big In Victory By ’Eers

MORGANTOWN — Playing its 26th game of the season one would think that a head coach would be comfortable with his starting lineup and rotation. That was not the case Monday night at the Coliseum as veteran head coach Bob Huggins reinserted senior Daxter Miles Jr. into the starting lineup in ...

Getting To Line Key For WVU

MORGANTOWN — Players for No. 19 West Virginia (18-7, 7-5 Big 12) won’t talk about it. Veteran head coach Bob Huggins can’t talk about it. But, the numbers don’t lie. West Virginia heads into its 26th game of the regular season at 9 p.m. tonight when Texas Christian (17-8, 5-7 Big 12) ...

Cowboys Surprise W.Virginia

MORGANTOWN — Road games against ranked teams don’t seem to be much of a problem for coach Mike Boynton Jr and his Cowboys. Kendall Smith and Cameron McGriff each scored 20 points and Oklahoma State beat another ranked team on the road, topping No. 19 West Virginia 88-85 ...

Early Foul Trouble Thwarts Ahmad

MORGANTOWN — Junior Esa Ahmad’s fourth start of the season didn’t last very long for the Cleveland native as a pair of personal fouls in the first three minutes of No. 19 WVU’s home contest against Oklahoma State, sent the smooth-shooting forward to the bench for the final 17 minutes of ...

No. 19 WVU Plays Host to Oklahoma State Today

MORGANTOWN — Ask Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton about No. 19 West Virginia’s recent up and down season and the former Mountaineers assistant will give you a simple answer. “I see a really good team that is capable of making a really deep run in March,” Boynton said during ...

WVU Adds Two Lineman

MORGANTOWN — The official National Letter of Intent Signing Day came and went on Wednesday with little, if any, fanfare. After inking 20 new players to the Mountaineers program in December, Coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff went into the traditional signing day with only six scholarships ...

Mountaineers Sweep Sooners

NORMAN, Okla. — Lamont West scored 17 points, and No. 19 West Virginia survived a 32-point night from Oklahoma’s Trae Young to escape with a 75-73 win over the 17th-ranked Sooners on Monday night. Esa Ahmad and Sagaba Konate each scored 14 and Jevon Carter added 10 points, eight assists ...

WVU Looks To Sweep OU

MORGANTOWN— Rebounding. Toughness. Play hard. A trio of traits which all basketball players are expected to display if they are going to be successful on the hardwood. But, for sophomore forward Logan Routt they were the key for the former-Cameron High School standout to advance from ...

WVU Ends Losing Skid

MORGANTOWN — Even with several players recuperating from the flu bug, West Virginia’s defense can still frustrate the tar out of opponents. One game after allowing the most points in a Big 12 game since joining the league in 2012, No. 15 West Virginia overwhelmed Kansas State with its ...

Bolden Nets 13 In First Career Start

MORGANTOWN — Sophomore James ‘Beetle’ Bolden came to West Virginia University with the moniker of being an outstanding shooter. Throughout his first 49 games with the Mountaineers, the Kentucky native continued to show flashes of the shooter that averaged 19.2 points per game as a ...

Huggins In Search Of Answers

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University head men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins has been doing what he’s doing for a long time. But even the veteran leader of the No. 15-ranked Mountaineers (16-6 overall, 5-4 Big 12) is at a loss for words to describe the Mountaineers’ recent slide down ...

WVU Throttled in Ames, Iowa

AMES, Iowa — West Virginia’s losing skid keeps getting bigger, and coach Bob Huggins isn’t quite sure what to do about it. Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, Lindell Wigginton added 22 and Iowa State, on the strength of 62 percent shooting, rolled past 15th-ranked West Virginia 93-77 on ...

Shell-Shocked WVU Looking for Bounce Back Win

MORGANTOWN — Little Bo Peep lost her sheep and needed help in finding them. As funny as it may appear, veteran coach Bob Huggins and the fans of the No. 15-ranked Mountaineers (16-5 overall, 5-3 Big 12) have lost an important ingredient to its success this season and have only a short period ...

Baylor Women Rally Past WVU

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Once Kalani Brown and Baylor got busy on the boards, they were fine. Brown put up her third straight double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, Kristy Wallace scored 25 points and third-ranked Baylor rallied in the second half to beat No. 20 West Virginia 83-72 on ...

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. ...