Without Cunningham, No. 17 Oklahoma State beats No. 6 WVU
6 West Virginia 85-80 on Saturday. Oklahoma State has won six of seven heading into the Big 12 tournament. 13 Kansas the second seed in the upcoming Big 12 tournament, behind league champion Baylor. West Virginia could fall several spots after a 2-2 week, which also included a loss to No. AdUP NEXTBoth teams have first-round byes in the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Missouri, and will play quarterfinal games on Thursday.
Reaves lifts No. 12 Oklahoma over No. 14 WVU 91-90 in 2OT
Reaves scored four of his 28 points in the final minute of the second overtime and the Sooners held off No. 14 West Virginia 91-90 on Saturday. West Virginia got it right back on a tie-up during the ensuing inbounds pass. AdAfter the ball went out of bounds again and West Virginia kept possession, McBride lofted a pass underneath the basket to Culver. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said his players were tired after returning late from a win at No.
Florida beats No. 11 WVU in Big 12-SEC Challenge 85-80
11 West Virginia 85-80 on Saturday in the Big 12-SEC Challenge. Derek Culver led West Virginia (11-5) with a career-high 28 points, but he was bottled up in the second half. NICHOLS BACKFlorida assistant coach Darris Nichols faced West Virginia coach Bob Huggins for the third time. The Gators beat West Virginia in the 2016 Big 12/SEC Challenge in Gainesville, Florida, and at the 2018 Jimmy V Classic. 10 Texas Tech last Monday, Saturday's loss could prevent West Virginia from moving into the top 10 of the AP poll.
Jones' 3 lifts No. 4 Texas over No. 14 West Virginia 72-70
14 West Virginia on Saturday. West Virginia was poised to add to a 54-45 lead midway through the second half, then Texas got tough on defense. West Virginia: The Mountaineers became the first team to score 40 points in the first half against Texas this season. It was a reversal of fortunes for West Virginia after terrible starts in their two previous games. But it was the second half Saturday where West Virginia struggled this time, making just 10 of 34 field goals (29%).
Culver leads No. 14 West Virginia from 19 down past Okla St
14 West Virginia rally from 19 down in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 87-84 on Monday night. Miles McBride scored 19 of his 21 points after halftime for the Mountaineers (9-3, 2-2 Big 12), including 14 in the final four minutes. “He loves those moments,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said of McBride, who had two fouls in 10 minutes during the first half. Oklahoma State: The Cowboys led for virtually the entire first half and well into the second. Oklahoma State: The Cowboys head out on the road to face Kansas State on Saturday.
No. 1 Gonzaga rallies to beat No. 11 West Virginia 87-82
11 West Virginia 87-82. Gonzaga (3-0) has won seven straight, dating to the end of last season, and already has two wins over top 15 opponents — Kansas and West Virginia (3-1). When Suggs returned in the second half, Gonzaga charged back. The Bulldogs have opened this season with wins over two top 15 foes — Kansas and West Virginia — as well as Auburn, all on neutral courts. West Virginia guard Sean McNeil also left during the first half after taking an elbow to the forehead.
Huggins ties Smith at 879 as No. 17 WVU beats Oklahoma State
“I promised the state of West Virginia that we were going to get it going again," Huggins said. Oklahoma State shot 17% (5 of 30) from the floor after halftime and was held to 14 points, the fewest allowed by West Virginia this season. “Obviously, it was a tale of two halves in many ways for our team," Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton said. Oscar Tshiebwe had 15 rebounds, Derek Culver pulled down 10 off the bench and West Virginia outrebounded Oklahoma State 42-29. Cameron McGriff scored 19 points for Oklahoma State (13-13, 3-10), which won its previous two games.
McBride leads No. 17 West Virginia over No. 22 Texas Tech
17 West Virginia beat 22nd-ranked Texas Tech 66-54 on Saturday night. It marked the second time in two weeks that McBride gave West Virginia a huge lift. Texas Tech was forced to take an abundance of 3-pointers but made just 6 of 28 (21%). West Virginia had a 43-30 rebounding advantage over Texas Tech. West Virginia: Hosts TCU on Tuesday.