Mountaineer Morning Links: Sooner Hangover (11/26/12) Edition

Coverage of hoops loss to Oklahoma, more ISU fallout, Alston's return, WVUPros update, Big 12 roundup & more

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Sooner Hangover:

Oklahoma 77, West Virginia 70 - ESPN
Recap, statistics, etc

Oklahoma Outlasts West Virginia - WVU Athletics
Late run leads Sooners over the Mountaineers.

Poor shooting dooms WVU against Oklahoma - Charleston Gazette
West Virginia hit just 36.2 percent of its shots from the field and 26.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.

Another Road Loss Dogs Mountaineers - WVMETRONEWS.COM
West Virginia can't wait to get home after a disappointing stretch of early-season road games.

Sooner or Later - BGN
West Virginia followed an all-too familiar pattern in dropping a 77-70 decision to Oklahoma in the third-place game of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla.

WVU loses to Oklahoma, 77-70 - Times West Virginian
They played exactly as they have played for most of the year, which is inconsistently and badly.

Game Recap: WVU vs. Oklahoma in Old Spice Classic - WVillustrated
They officially finish fourth in the event happening in Orlando, Florida.

Slow start has Mountaineers searching for answers - Charleston Gazette
Cold shooting is the main reason for WVU's early hole. But there are many issues.

WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Miles & Staten


What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Bob Huggins grows frustrated with his basketball team and we recap the end of the football-team's five-game losing streak at Iowa State.

2012 Bowl projections, Week 14: Notre Dame-Alabama championship, BCS to be busted - SBNation.com
Pinstripe Backyard Brawl Bowl

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 14 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Meineke Car Care of Texas

Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 13 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Tavon again

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Break Edition - The Big Lead
Tavon and Geno make the first round cut

Tavon Austin does his best Reggie Bush impersonation - Football Study Hall
How good would Bush have been in a spread offense?

The Backyard Brawl - WVU Athletics
It seems like something is missing around here on Rivalry Week.

Why do some top spread teams struggle on defense? - USA Today
"If the defense wants to get off the field, stop 'em (opposing offenses)," Leach says. "Offenses don't need rest? Only defenses do? That's just lunacy, but somehow that idea caught on."

Mountaineers Fall to Iowa - WVU Athletics
The No. 12/14 West Virginia women’s basketball team fell 79-70 to Iowa at the Thanksgiving Classic.

WVUPros NFL Week 12 Recap: Bruce Irvin Returns - WVU Pros
We recap NFL Week 12 action involving West Virginia Mountaineers and give you an update on Corey McIntyre's injury.

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium Reviews, West Virginia Mountaineers - Stadium Journey
Reviews and information about Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Home of the West Virginia Mountaineers.


News of Note:

Keeping it in perspective - Charleston Gazette
Holgerson cautions players against overreacting to Iowa State victory

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU victory showed this team’s resolve - Times West Virginian
they survived adversity and, just when it looked like they were about to give away another game, they found a way to win … a difficult way

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU can’t overlook Kansas - Times West Virginian
While West Virginia University is bowl eligible, it has not yet saved its season.

The difference between WVU’s wins and losses? - Register-Herald
A look at the statistics, though, reveals an obvious difference between WVU’s six wins and its five losses.

Mountaineers defense capitalizes on opportunity to snap losing skid - Charleston Daily Mail
"I thought we scored too quickly," DeForest said, first with a straight face and then with a laugh.

Chillin' from the backfield - Charleston Gazette
WVU's Alston turns up the heat in cold, desperate times

Alston's return gives West Virginia's offense significant lift - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Shawne Alston was a significant factor for West Virginia Friday for the first time since Sept. 15, when he sustained a deep thigh bruise.

WVU football notebook: Alston resurfaces at right time - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
West Virginia senior running back Shawne Alston reached 100 yards rushing for the second time this season.

Alston's Return to Health a Spark for Mountaineers - WVillustrated
Senior rusher back in first significant duty since Game 2, provides strong performance to break losing streak.

It’s Been A Crazy Season - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
What is wrapping up this week is one of the strangest college football seasons of all time.

Monday Morning WVU Stock Report - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Examining the ups and downs, the dividends and downticks, from West Virginia's 31-24 win at Iowa State


Recruiting:

Jahmere Irvin-Sills wavering from Auburn Tigers: West Virginia in the mix - SBNation.com
Auburn commitment Jahmere Irvin-Sills is wavering from his commitment to the Auburn Tigers. Many expect the recruit to end up at West Virginia.


Around the League (and Beyond):

What we learned in the Big 12: Week 13 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

West Virginia @ Iowa State Recap: Tavon'd - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Record aside, senior transfers still proud of KU football experience - Lawrence Journal World

Oklahoma's Passing Offense Virtually Unstoppable In 51-48 Bedlam Win - Crimson And Cream Machine

FULL BEDLAM RECAP: Oklahoma 51, Oklahoma State 48 - Cowboys Ride For Free

Baylor vs. Texas Tech Postmortem - Our Daily Bears

Grades | Texas Tech Red Raiders 45, Baylor Bears 52 - Viva The Matadors

Mack Brown: A Rational Take - Barking Carnival

TCU tries to stay on even keel after beating Texas Longhorns - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

K-State offensive line looks to atone for recent problems - Wichita Eagle

A.P.'s Lodge IV: The Big 12 Eats Its Own Head - Cowboys Ride For Free

College Football Overtime - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

College GameDay Final: Week 13 - ESPN


Video of Interest:

WVU Football, WVU Basketball, News - Mountaineer Sports


Video of (Dis)Interest:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is model born in Mexico. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Paola Garcia.


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