Both the WVU men and women were taking on the dogs yesterday, but only the women came away with a victory. A strong defensive effort paced the women on their way to a blow out. The men, for the most part, went toe to toe (after falling behind by as much as 10 or more, before rallying to tie) with Mississippi State for 53 minutes before allowing the Bulldogs to go on a big run over the last 7 to end the game. Here's today's coverage:
Recaps and Features:
WVU Women Defeat Boston - MSNsportsNET.Com
Led by four players with double-digit scoring performances, the West Virginia women’s basketball team defeated Boston, 78-53, at the Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
West Virginia women beat Boston U. - Times West Virginian
"We had a little heart-to-heart talk about that," Carey revealed after his team turned up the heat in the second half and waltzed away with a 78-53 win before 1,826 at the Coliseum.
WVU Blows Out Boston U - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video of the women's victory
WVU Women's Basketball Interviews Following Boston Win - WVillustrated
Asya Bussie, Jess Harlee, Coach Carey and Taylor Palmer
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Arnett Moultrie's fourth double-double of season paces Mississippi State - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc
Mississippi State 75, West Virginia 62 - MSNsportsNET.Com
Arnett Moultrie scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Dee Bost added 17 points to lead 21st-ranked Mississippi State to a 75-62 victory over West Virginia Saturday night in the final game of the Big East/SEC Challenge in Starkville, Miss.
Mississippi State pulls away to down WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
West Virginia's first basketball trip here finally headed south in the final seven minutes.
WVU fails first road test, loses 75-62 at Mississippi State - Charleston Gazette
"I'm only concerned with my team right now,'' Huggins said. "I think [Mississippi State] is really good. I think we suck right now.''
Moultrie, MSU Knock Off Mountaineers - BGN
In its first true road contest, West Virginia was beaten at its own game. No. 21 Mississippi State used a combination of strong defense, offensive rebounding and timely shot-making to keep the Mountaineers at arm’s length, winning the Big East/SEC Challenge finale 75-62 at Humphrey Coliseum.
Men's Basketball: WVU vs. Mississippi State Game Recap - WVillustrated
"The truth is, Kevin Jones can't get in foul trouble, he did. Kevin can't go 0-of-6 from three, he did," Huggins said. "Those are things we're not good enough to overcome."
State defeats West Virginia 75-62, improves to 8-1 - For Whom the Cowbell Tolls
From the MSU blog
The Bob Huggins Show - WVillustrated
Watch the first episode of The Bob Huggins Show in its entirety. (taped/aired before the game)