No. 3 Baylor clinches B12 title in OT, 94-89 over No. 6 WVU
6 West Virginia 94-89 Tuesday for the Bears' first Big 12 regular-season title. Ad“At the end of the day, they just did more of the little stuff at the end to win the game," West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. But the Bears went scoreless for nearly six minutes before halftime, allowing West Virginia to keep it close the rest of the game. They shot 51% (36 of 70) from the floor against West Virginia. West Virginia hosts TCU 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.
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.
WVU beats No. 4 Baylor, denies Bears chance at league title
4 Baylor 76-64 on Saturday, denying the Bears the chance to earn a tie for the Big 12 regular-season championship. Instead, it was West Virginia (21-10, 9-9) celebrating. But West Virginia, the league’s worst free throw shooting team, made 16 of 19 from the line over the final two minutes to seal it. West Virginia: The Mountaineers will take some momentum into the league tournament after going 3-6 in February. West Virginia could re-enter the rankings after dropping out this past week.
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.
Azubuike leads No. 3 KU to 60-53 win over No. 16 W Virginia
16 West Virginia 60-53 in the Big 12 opener for both teams Saturday. “The key the second half was Dot's conditioning — I think he played 40 minutes and never came out against pressure like that. He doesn't try to be anything else,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. And when McBride made two foul shots for West Virginia, the Jayhawks' junior guard added his own. They forced West Virginia into 16 turnovers while allowing just seven assists, but they also gave up 15 second-chance points while getting just four themselves.