Mountaineer Morning Links: Kansas Post-Game (1/29/13) Edition

Coverage of Kansas loss, features on Huggs & Murray, women in action tonight, football notes, Big 12 roundup & more


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Kansas Hangover:

No. 2 Kansas wastes big lead but wins at West Virginia - ESPN
Recap, stats, video, photos, etc

Athletic Jayhawks Too Much For WVU - WVU Athletics
Kansas outlasts WVU 61-56 Monday night.

No Upset Tonight - BGN
West Virginia had its share of chances to upset No. 2 Kansas on Monday.

Kansas escapes WVU 61-56 - WV MetroNews
The No. 2-ranked Jayhawks led by 15 early but the Mountaineers rallied to make it close in Morgantown.

Another loss - Times West Virginian
No. 2 Kansas outlasts West Virginia, 61-56

Kansas Edges WVU - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
No. 2 Jayhawks get best of young ‘Eers

Game Recap: WVU vs. No. 2 Kansas - WVillustrated
The Mountaineers were able to keep it interesting, but after 40 minutes the No. 2 Jayhawks were too much handle, beating WVU 61-56.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Jayhawks continue win streak - Times West Virginian
The triumph marked the fifth consecutive time Self had taken Huggins’ scalp at three different schools, beating the third winningest active coach while he was at Cincinnati, Kansas State and now at his alma mater, WVU.

Jayhawks extend winning streak at Mountaineers' expense - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
The Mountaineers managed just four field goals over the final 10 minutes.

Kansas downs Mountaineers - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
The Jayhawks (19-1 overall, 7-0 Big 12), who won their 18th straight and were playing just hours after reaching the top spot in the poll

No. 2 Kansas vs. West Virginia final score: Jayhawks' defense holds off Mountaineers, 61-56 -
The Jayhawks extended the nation's longest winning streak to 18 games with a win on the road.

West Virginia falls short in comeback attempt vs. No. 1 Kansas - Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia men’s basketball team lost to No. 1 Kansas Monday night at the Coliseum.

No moral victories for WVU in loss to Kansas - Daily Athenaeum
For the third time in its five conference losses this season, the West Virginia men’s basketball team lost by less than five points.

Murray Responds to Huggins' Challenge - WVillustrated
WVU center says he lost focus early, came back to put together strong outing for Mountaineers in loss.

WVU hangs with top-ranked Kansas before falling 61-56 -
an energized Bob Huggins team gave the Jayhawks all they could ask for, falling in the final minutes en route to a 61-56 defeat.

Video: Kansas Postgame - BGN
Staten, Murray and Huggs

Staten: ‘I really felt we had a chance’ - WV MetroNews
Point guard Juwan Staten assesses why West Virginia came up a few points short against No. 2 Kansas.

Murray: Close loss should be motivation - WV MetroNews
Center Aaric Murray discusses West Virginia’s 61-56 loss to No. 2 Kansas, an outcome he says can still help the Mountaineers down the road. "They’re the...

VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Staten, Rutledge, Browne, Murray & Hinds

PHOTOS: Mountaineers Fall Short Against Kansas - WVillustrated

Frustrated Kansas: ‘We have to be better’ - WV MetroNews
The No. 2-ranked Jayhawks leave Morgantown with a win, overcoming 16 turnovers.

Releford: KU didn’t expect Murray’s 3s - WV MetroNews
Travis Releford discusses the noisy crowd Kansas encountered at WVU and a scouting report that didn't mention Aaric Murray's shooting.

Withey: ‘It became a sloppy game’ - WV MetroNews
All-American candidate Jeff Withey credited West Virginia’s defensive pressure with disrupting No. 2 Kansas in the second half, before the Jayhawks flashed some defense of...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, Jan. 29 - WV MetroNews
WVU falls short of upsetting #2 Kansas at the WVU Coliseum 61-56 Monday night.

West Virginia's Bob Huggins still hungers for national title - Cleveland Plain Dealer
From Walsh College to Akron to Cincinnati to Kansas State and now with the West Virginia Mountaineers, Bob Huggins' objective remains the same.

WVU's Mazey Meets the Media - WVU Athletics
WVU baseball coach talks about his team Monday night.

Stedman Bailey receives Invite to NFL Combine - WVU Pros
Stedman Bailey is the first confirmed Mountaineer to receive an invite to this year's NFL Combine.

Should Pat White choose Football or Baseball? - WVU Pros
Although known for his successes on the gridiron, White excelled in the diamond during high school, earning second-team All-American status as a pitcher and outfielder.

News of Note:

Murray wants to stay - WV MetroNews
Huggins said plan was for Murray to play one season at WVU before jumping into a pro league.

Season report card: West Virginia - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
We're grading each Big 12 team's season right now, and we'll finish up with the last team on the list: The West Virginia Mountaineers.

WVU women hoping to turn season around - Times West Virginian
The Mountaineers are 11-8 overall and 3-5 in Big 12 play, carrying a three-game losing streak into the Oklahoma State game.

Like men, Mountaineer women waste leads, too - Register-Herald
Are the West Virginia women catching up with the West Virginia men in blowing double-digit leads and losing basketball games?

West Virginia continues to struggle to close out games - Daily Athenaeum
For the West Virginia women’s basketball team, its inability to close out games and play a full 40 minutes is becoming a very familiar trend.

Charleston Daily Mail Articles

Charleston Gazette Articles

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big 12 ADs discussing pros, cons of staying at 10 -

TCU's Trent Johnson endorses Baylor as most talented team in nation after Bears win in rout - Dallas Morning News

Notebook: Lucious emerges as a leader after loss to Texas Tech - Cyclone Fanatic

K-State getting beat on the boards - Topeka Capital Journal

Hoops 101: The "real" Cowboys need a deficit. - Cowboys Ride For Free

Road doesn't get easier for Sooners in tough Big 12 stretch - Oklahoman

Horns did what they had to do in snapping streak - Austin All American Statesman

Texas Tech searching for better consistency on front line - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

What's On Tap:

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (19) Oklahoma State Cowgirls - ESPN
8 pm tonight from Gallagher-Iba Arena

Videos of Interest:

Post-game comments from WVU head men's basketball coach Bob Huggins

Highlights from WVU's narrow loss to the Kansas Jayhawks

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Thanks to @MikeCasazza

Miss Throwdown:

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