Mountaineer Morning Links: Baylor Post-Game (2/28/13) Edition

Coverage of Baylor loss, Women's previews, Pat White to participate in WVU Pro Day, Big 12 roundup & more.

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Baylor Hangover:

Baylor 65, West Virginia 62 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc

Baylor Downs Cold-Shooting WVU - WVU Athletics
Bears hold on for a 65-62 victory Wednesday night.

Mountaineers' postseason hopes take another hit - Charleston Daily Mail
"You've got to score," WVU coach Bob Huggins said. "Taking a shot you can't make isn't helping any."

Bearly missing, WVU falls again - WV MetroNews
recap & gallery

WVU comes up short again vs. Baylor - Charleston Gazette
West Virginia still hasn't beaten a team ranked above it in the Big 12 standings.

Mismanaged ending feels familiar - WV MetroNews
Juwan Staten was shooting .000 percent from 3-point range this season, so, of course, West Virginia’s game-tying 3-point attempt came off his hot hand.

'We Didn't Finish Again' - BGN
West Virginia had its best chance yet to pull off its first Big 12 Conference win over a team with a winning record on Wednesday vs. Baylor, but the Mountaineers fell just short.

Small crowd sees WVU lose again - Times West Virginian
It happened again.

WVU Defeated by Baylor, 65-62 - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
‘Eers 3-17 on 3-point attempts

Mountaineers Try New Offense in Baylor Loss - WVillustrated
Players say changes to sets paid off, but until shots fall, the results won't show on the scoreboard.

Game Recap: WVU vs. Baylor - WVillustrated
West Virginia drops its third straight game, and second to Baylor in two weeks, losing 65-62.

Highlights: Baylor 65, WVU 62 - WV MetroNews
The Mountaineers fell short against Baylor, missing a chance to tie at the end.

Video: Baylor Postgame - BGN
Turk, Sweat & Huggs

VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Harris, Staten, Turk & Sweat

PHOTOS: Mountaineers Fall to Baylor - WVillustrated


What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now Thursday, Feb. 28 - WV MetroNews
Bob Huggins and Juwan Staten talk about the Mountaineer’s loss to Baylor on Wednesday evening and we hear from new offensive line coach Ron Crook about joint the Mountaineer coaching staff.

WVU women making NCAA push - WV MetroNews
After three consecutive wins, the West Virginia women’s basketball team is strengthening its positioning for an NCAA at-large bid.

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU women to go right at Griner - Times West Virginian
"She might set an NCAA record, most blocks ever during the game. I don’t care. We’re taking it to her," Carey promised.

Men in 1st, Women in 2nd at Big 12 Swim Champs - WVU Athletics
The WVU swimming and diving teams had successful first days.

Gyorko Off To A Great Start For Padres - WVillustrated
Gyorko is making his case for the starting second base job with the Padres. He has hit three home runs and driven in nine runs in just ten at-bats so far this spring.

Furfari Column: Bischoff was All-American, student body president - Register-Herald
As an outstanding end, he became only the second player to receive All-American first team status as a senior.

Bo White says Pat has been in San Diego the past few weeks working with personal quarterbacks coach George Whitfield - See more at: http://dailymail.com/Sports/WVUSports/201302270260#sthash.oDQv6ACj.dpu


News of Note:

Football Notebook: RB Production - WVU Athletics
Holgorsen has added competition to the RB mix this spring.

Video: Smith, Hunter impress at combine - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Chris Mortensen and Todd McShay discuss Geno Smith's performance and all the latest news from the NFL scouting combine.

Pat White to throw at WVU's pro day as part of "Relaunch" - WVU Pros
Pat White is looking to get back into the NFL and his comeback bid his camp is dubbing as Relaunch.

Former WVU star quarterback White on comeback trail - Charleston Daily Mail/AP
Bo White says Pat has been in San Diego the past few weeks working with personal quarterbacks coach George Whitfield


Around the League (and Beyond):

Big 12 football: Bob Bowlsby talks expansion - Berry Tramel's Blog
Don’t assume that the Big 12 is doing nothing. The conference, he says, constantly surveys the landscape. But the Big 12 is not interesting in expansion for expansion sake.

Bob Bowlsby talks about the Big 12 sticking at 10 teams a lot - SBNation.com

Baylor beats West Virginia 65-62 in Morgantown to keep a glimmer of NCAA hope - Our Daily Bears

Small victories in Large Defeat: Oklahoma State 64, TCU 47 - Frogs O' War

Glaring Issue Persists As Texas Overcomes Large Deficit To Defeat Oklahoma 92-86 In Overtime - Crimson And Cream Machine

The Hilton Screwjob - Wide Right & Natty Lite
Bowlsby and Beebe collaborate to pull off Hilton Screwjob

Is Kansas Wearing Sleeved Jerseys for the NCAA Tournament? - Rock Chalk Talk

McGruder a candidate for Naismith - Manhattan Mercury

Tech football to host open tryouts - Daily Toreador

Around the Diamond: Week 2 in Big 12 Baseball - Frogs O' War

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com


What's On Tap:

Saturday’s Baylor Game Information - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team will tip off with defending national champion Baylor.


Video of Interest:

Men's basketball head coach Bob Huggins discusses WVU's narrow 65-62 loss to the Baylor Bears, Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum.


Video of (Dis)Interest:

Smart folk with too much time:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous Romanian model. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Madalina Diana Ghenea.


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