Mountaineer Morning Links: Iowa State Post-Game (1/17/13) Edition

Coverage of the Iowa State loss, women's basketball to take on #1 Baylor, more on the new football commitment, Big 12 roundup & more

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Cyclone Hangover:

WVU's Comeback Falls Short - WVU Athletics
Mountaineers nearly erase 17-point second half deficit.

WVU drops close call to Cyclones 69-67 - WV MetroNews
Recap & photos

Close Without A Close - BGN
West Virginia rallied from down 17 points to forge a tie at Iowa State. But in what’s become a familiar refrain, the Mountaineers allowed a late bucket and again couldn’t answer as ISU held on for a 69-67 win Wednesday night in Ames.

Iowa State holds off WVU, 69-67 - Times West Virginian/AP
Mountaineers rally from 18 points down but fall in final seconds

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU goes small to give itself chance - Times West Virginian
"We have to put someone on the floor who can make a shot. He’s shot as well as anyone has over the last four of five games," Huggins explained of starting Harris.

Improving WVU still has long way to go - Daily Athenaeum
But the Mountaineers have made some small improvements. They’ve started to play with a lot more effort and energy than previously.

Niang’s layup hands West Virginia second-straight Big 12 loss - Daily Athenaeum
For the first time since 2002, the West Virginia men’s basketball team does not have a winning record through its first 16 games.

WVU Fights Hard In Comeback At Iowa State - WVillustrated
WVU overcame an 18-point deficit to tie the game with 11 seconds remaining before losing it on Iowa State's next possession.

Game Recap: WVU vs. Iowa State - WVillustrated
A late surge from the Mountaineers falls just short as the Cyclones come out on top, 69-67.

Mountaineers lose heartbreaker to Iowa State, 69-67 - WVSports.com
a Cyclone's layup in the final seconds gave the home team a 69-67 win

Highlights: Was Harris fouled at the buzzer? - WV MetroNews
Was there enough contact to warrant a foul on Iowa State in the final seconds of WVU's 69-67 loss?

Gold and Blue Now: Thursday, Jan. 17 - WV MetroNews
The Mountaineers lose yet another heartbreaker. WVU can’t complete the comeback on the road.

Watch: Huggins on loss to Iowa State - WV MetroNews
WVU coach plans on shifting to smallball after the Mountaineers fell to 8-8 overall and 1-3 in Big 12 play.

Watch: Hoiberg describes the winning play - WV MetroNews
Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg explains how the Cyclones executed the game-winning possession, which resulted in Will Clyburn’s drive-and-dish to Georges Niang for a layup...

Photo Gallery: WVU vs Iowa State - BGN


What You May Have Missed:

Another Award For Tavon - WVU Athletics
Tavon named college football's top return specialist.

Grading the Big 12's 1,000-yard receivers - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
There were 35 1,000-yard receivers this season across college football, but six came from the Big 12.

Women's Basketball Playbook - WVU Athletics
MSN's Travis Jones visits with Mountaineer coach Mike Carey to review Tuesday night's win over TCU and previews Saturday's big game at No. 1-ranked Baylor.

No. 1 Baylor presents big challenge - Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia will once again try to surprise the women’s college basketball world Saturday and knock off No. 1 Baylor – the defending national champions


News of Note:

Charleston Daily Mail Articles

Charleston Gazette Articles


Recruiting:

Shelton Gibson commits to the West Virginia Mountaineers - SBNation.com
The West Virginia Mountaineers took a big step in replacing Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey on Wednesday with the addition of 2013 Cleveland (OH) Cleveland Heights wide receiver Shelton Gibson.

4-star WR picks Mountaineers - WV MetroNews
Shelton Gibson commits to WVU over home-state Buckeyes.


Around the League (and Beyond):

Oklahoma Causes Fitz For Texas Tech As Sooners Roe By 81-63 - Crimson And Cream Machine

Cats toy with Frogs, win 67-54 - Frogs O' War

From Where Does Kansas Take Its Shots? - Rock Chalk Talk

Should We Leave Rick Barnes Alone? - Barking Carnival

2012 Baylor Football Statistical Recap - Our Daily Bears

Oklahoma State seniors in postseason All-Star games - Oklahoman

Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2013 - AthlonSports.com
T'aint pretty


What's On Tap:

WVU Coliseum Reseating Open Houses Announced - WVU Athletics
The MAC will host three open houses to address questions about the WVU Coliseum reseating process.


Video of Interest:

On this week's show, we meet Meelis Kiisk from the WVU Rifle Team who thinks the sharpshooters can carry their #1 national ranking to the very end. We catch-up with freshman swimmer Chase Williams as TCU becomes the first Big 12 team to visit the WVU Natatorium. And we leave you with the sights-and-sounds of the men's basketball team hosting their first-ever Big 12 Conference Game.


Video of (Dis)Interest:



Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a lovely model from the Fatherland. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Hana Nitsche.


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