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Red Raiders Hangover:
Texas Tech 71, West Virginia 69 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc
Red Raiders Win on Last-Second Shot - WVU Athletics
Dejan Kravic's basket sinks WVU.
FINAL: Texas Tech 71, WVU 69 - WV MetroNews
Recap & gallery
Kravic tip-in lifts Texas Tech past WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
Kilicli battled illness in his final game and scored 10 points for Mountaineers, while freshman Terry Henderson had 12 points and classmate Eron Harris added nine
Fitting Finale - BGN
West Virginia’s season ended in much the same way it had transpired: a lack of recognition, a lack of effort, an untimely breakdown.
Tourney loss encapsulated season - WV MetroNews
West Virginia's one-night stay at the Big 12 tournament was equal parts exciting and excruciating.
HERTZEL COLUMN: Game oozes away from WVU - Times West Virginian
In a way it was a mercy killing, putting the Mountaineers and their fans out of their misery and saving them the embarrassment of having to have come back today and play No. 1 seed Kansas
Game Recap: WVU vs. Texas Tech in the Big 12 Tournament - WVillustrated
Dejan Kravic scores a last second put back basket as Texas Tech ends the Mountaineers season with a score of 71-69 in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament.
Short Stay - BGN
The shot rattled around the rim, holding the attention of everyone in the Sprint Center. Unfortunately, it also mesmerized every Mountaineer on the court.
Buzzer-beater ousts Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
Kravic's follow shot wins it for Texas Tech 71-69, ends WVU's dismal season
WVU Falls to Texas Tech., 71-69 - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Personal fouls lead to bad spot for ‘Eers
One and done - Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia (13-19, 6-12) ended its season on a seven-game losing streak and didn’t win a game in March for the first time since the 2001-2002 season.
Technicals costly for ousted Mountaineers - WV MetroNews
Matt Humphrey, in what likely was the final game of his one-year stint at West Virginia, produced a seven-point offensive flurry during the first three minutes of the second half.
Season of Disappointments Comes to an End for WVU - WVillustrated
Mountaineers watch as the final seconds tick off of the clock, ending their year and starting an offseason of changes.
VIDEO: Bob Huggins' Postgame News Conference - WVillustrated
Watch video of West Virginia Men's Basketball Coach, Bob Huggins', press conference following the Mountaineers' loss to Texas Tech in the Big 12 Conference Tournament.
Kilicli reflects on WVU career - WV MetroNews
Senior forward, the bearded guy, sizes up his four seasons as a Mountaineer.
What You May Have Missed:
West Virginia rifle standout Zublasing turns hard work into titles - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
West Virginia senior Petra Zublasing won two individual titles at the NCAA rifle championships over the weekend.
WVUsportsBuzz - WVU Athletics
This week's Mountaineer sports action, presented by U.S. Cellular.
Geno Smith could take Ryan Fitzpatrick's place with Buffalo Bills - NFL.com
After pulling the plug on the Ryan Fitzpatrick era, the Buffalo Bills need a quarterback. Bucky Brooks runs through their options, which could include drafting Geno Smith or trading for Matt Flynn.
Geno, Tavon set for first round - Daily Athenaeum
WVU has produced nine total first-round selections in its 122-year history, but never two in the same draft class.
Tavon Austin - The Official Site of The Jet Award
The Jet Award honors the most exciting and electrifying play in college football, the return. Those daredevils that dare to participate who we call specialists.
Miami Dolphins to work out star West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Explosive WR could bolster Dolphins' team speed
News of Note:
Holgorsen: This feels like ‘first day’ - Times West Virginian
Coach getting used to new staff, starters
Coaches meshing early in spring - Daily Athenaeum
it would be naive to forget WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen is in the early stages of working with a virtually all-new coaching staff.
Smith, Newman set for pro days - Martinsburg Journal
Corey Smith and Ryland Newman will be going on "job interviews" today.
WVUsportsBuzz Pro Day Special - WVU Athletics
check out a special edition of WVUsportsBuzz this Thursday evening on WVUsports.com as we recap West Virginia’s annual Pro Day taking place at the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility.
2013 WVU Pro Day Preview - WVU Pros
Throngs of NFL coaches, scouts, executives, analysts, television personalities are en route to Morgantown, WV to take in the biggest Pro Day in WVU history.
WVU football stadium adds family-friendly section - Charleston Daily Mail
Family FunZone was response to fan feedback, seats will be alcohol-free
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
Big 12 Quarterfinals from the Sprint Center in Kansas City
Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners - ESPN
12:30 pm on ESPN2/3
Texas Longhorns vs. (11) Kansas State Wildcats - ESPN
7 pm on Big 12 Network stations
Baylor Bears vs. (14) Oklahoma State Cowboys - ESPN
9:30 pm on Big 12 Network stations
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
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