Mountaineer Morning Links: Texas Tech Hangover (1/23/14) Edition

Coverage of both (men & women) Texas Tech wins last night, rifle news, WVU Pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Thursday, Jan. 23 - WV MetroNews
Bob Huggins and Terry Henderson talk about the Mountaineers’ 87-81 victory over Texas Tech.

Bussie Paves Way to WVU Victory - WVU Athletics
WVU women's basketball defeated Texas Tech 70-51 in Lubbock.

Mountaineers defeat Texas Tech 70-51 in Lubbock - Daily Athenaeum
After 70-51 victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, Wednesday night, the No. 18 West Virginia women’s basketball team is now in sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the Big 12 Conference.

Bussie, WVU overwhelm Lady Raiders - Times West Virginian
The Texas Tech women’s basketball team didn’t seem to have an answer for senior center Asya Bussie in the No. 18 West Virginia women̵

WVU could be set up for historic season - Daily Athenaeum
The No. 18 Mountaineers have won six of their first seven contests inside the ultra-competitive Big 12 conference.

Mountaineers Steady at No. 3 - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers (7-0, 5-0 GARC) have owned the No. 3 ranking in the last six straight polls.

Mountaineers rallying behind Lucas in 2014 - Daily Athenaeum
Redshirt freshman Jean-Pierre Lucas is taking advantage of his opportunity with the West Virginia University rifle team this season.

Big 12 games of the year: No. 5 - ESPN
No. 5: Nov. 30 -- Iowa State 52, West Virginia 44 (3 OT)


Texas Tech (Men) Hangover:

West Virginia beats Texas Tech 87-81 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc

West Virginia Hangs on to Defeat Tech - WVU Athletics
Terry Henderson's career-high 28 fuels the win.

Henderson, Mountaineers top Texas Tech - Charleston Daily Mail
Those who showed up at the Coliseum Wednesday night were treated to an unexpected duel between Texas Tech's Dusty Hannahs and West Virginia's Terry Henderson.

WVU holds on to beat Texas Tech 87-81 - Charleston Gazette
West Virginia got a victory Wednesday night that it needed in the worst way.

Henderson’s career-high 28 points fuel sweep of Texas Tech - WV MetroNews
West Virginia sophomore prevails after second half spawns shootout with Dusty Hannahs.

Texas Tech Red Raiders 81, West Virginia Mountaineers 87 | Game Analysis - Viva The Matadors
The Texas Tech Red Raiders couldn't keep pace with the hot-shooting West Virginia Mountaineers.

West Virginia ends three-game skid, defeats Texas Tech 87-81 Wednesday evening - Daily Athenaeum
Sophomore guard Terry Henderson scored a career-high 28 points to lead West Virginia to a 87-81 win over Texas Tech at the WVU Coliseum Wednesday Night.

Henderson Leads WVU to Win - EerSports
West Virginia jumped out to an earlier double digit lead and after a brief cold spell, held onto the lead for most of the night, defeating Texas Tech, 87-81.

A Win Is A Win For WVU - BGN
West Virginia awoke from its three-game losing streak on Wednesday night, as the Mountaineers defeated Texas Tech 87-81 in a battle of two teams with identical records.

WVU breaks skid with home win vs. Texas Tech - WVSports.com
After a rough couple of week, the West Virginia Mountaineers received a much-needed confidence boost Wednesday night in the Coliseum, defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders 87-81 for the team's third Big 12 victory.

Mountaineers Complete Sweep of Tech - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
West Virginia gained some of its confidence back Wednesday night.

Henderson Outlasts Hannahs for Career-High - WVillustrated
WVU sophomore guard rebounds from a poor performance at Kansas State to lead Mountaineers over Texas Tech.

GAME RECAP: WVU Gets Win Over Texas Tech - WVillustrated
West Virginia was able to snap their three game losing skid against Texas Tech Wednesday Night at the WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers downed the Red Raiders 87-81.

Photo Gallery I: WVU vs Texas Tech - BGN
First looks at West Virginia's 87-81 win over Texas Tech.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mountaineers Take on Texas Tech at WVU Coliseum - WVillustrated
Browse photos from the Mountaineers' win over Texas Tech at the WVU Coliseum.

Staten on stopping skid: ‘Heads were starting to hang’ - WV MetroNews
Despite all the parables about being resilient and putting a three-game losing streak in the rear-view mirror, Juwan Staten sensed his teammates were on dangerous, depressing ground.

Harris credits ‘team ball’ for offensive output - WV MetroNews
“Everybody was getting involved,” said Harris, who scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting. “We were just playing team ball.”

BGN Video: Player Reactions - BGN
Staten, Browne & Noreen

WATCH: WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Huggs, Harris, Henderson & Staten

West Virginia Players Postgame Reaction - YouTube
Postgame reaction following West Virginia's 87-81 victory over Texas Tech Wednesday night.

Postgame Quotebook: Texas Tech - EerSports
Terry Henderson, Juwan Staten and Eron Harris talk about tonight's big win over Texas Tech.

Tubby Smith: West Virginia Post-game - YouTube


News of Note:

Connecting Huntington Prep, WVU and others - Charleston Gazette
Let's see how many notebook items I can connect in one column.

Charles Sims making an early impression at Senior Bowl practices - Pros Report
From the early reports from the practices in Alabama, Sims could find himself in line to contribute enough to earn himself a trophy.

Moves pay off for versatile running back Charles Sims - Washington Post
“I’m just an all-around back,” the 6-foot, 214-pound back says. “I try to mix in some [Matt] Forte, some [Arian] Foster. Just a hard worker. I can make plays on the field at any time, whether it’s receiver or running back.”


Recruiting:

Players filter in for WVU - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
With National Letter of Intent Signing Day less than two weeks away it is time to take a look at the Class of 2014 at West Virginia University.


Pro News:

VIDEO: Devin Ebanks throws one down HARD! - Pros Report
Devin Ebanks is on a tear in the D-League. Our new catchphrase around here is "Mom’s Spaghetti!" Watch the video and you’ll see why.


Around the League (and Beyond):

For They are the We of Us -- The Immortal Ten - Our Daily Bears

State asks Supreme Court to keep Palo off ISU men’s basketball team - Des Moines Register

Wiggins still can, and will, improve - Lawrence Journal World

Defensive weaknesses show in K-State loss at Texas - Kansas City Star

Sooner Legacy Quarterback Kendal Thompson Announces Transfer From OU - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma Sooners Defensive Domination Produces 77-69 Win Over TCU Horned Frogs - Crimson And Cream Machine

Cowboys manage pseudo off week - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Texas basketball: 5 thoughts from the Longhorns’ 67-64 win over No. 22 Kansas State - Dallas Morning News

The Feel Good Loss of the Season?: OU 77, TCU 69 - Frogs O' War

Red Raider Gridiron | Beau Carpenter Dismissed from Team - Viva The Matadors


Video of Interest:

Highlights from West Virginia's 87-81 victory over Texas Tech Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum.

Comments from men's basketball head coach Bob Huggins, following the Mountaineers 87-81 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Video of (Dis)Interest:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous Brazilian. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Simone Villas Boas.


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