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Sunday Post-Game Hangover: Cincinnati (1/22/12) Edition

On a day when the football team was honored at halftime, a freshman and a senior stepped up their games and willed WVU to an overtime victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats. We have complete coverage of the victory inside, along with coverage of the Women's victory in their version of the Backyard Brawl.

Women's Hoops:

Mountaineers Get Win at Pitt - MSNsportsNET.Com
Led by redshirt sophomore Christal Caldwell’s 17 points and 12 rebounds, the West Virginia University women’s basketball team earned a 54-43 win over rival Pitt at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday afternoon.

Caldwell guides WVU women to 54-43 win at Pitt - Times West Virginian
Christal Caldwell’s double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds paved the way to a 54-43 West Virginia University women’s basketball victory over Pitt Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Recaps and Features:

West Virginia 77, Cincinnati 74 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc

Mountaineers Down Bearcats - MSNsportsNET.Com
Gary Browne’s 3-point basket with 12 seconds left sent the game into overtime, and then his big steal and layup late in overtime helped power West Virginia to a 77-74 come-from-behind victory over Cincinnati Saturday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum.

'Cats Scratched - BGN
A wild Big East game deserved a wild ending. It got one.

WVU vs. Cincinnati Game Recap - WVillustrated
Kevin Jones scored 26 points and West Virginia used a strong overtime performance to defeat Cincinnati 77-74 on Saturday afternoon in front of 14,070 fans at the Coliseum.

Confident Gary Browne Gives WVU New Life in Win - WVillustrated
Mountaineer freshman sends a second game to overtime with a desperately late 3-pointer.

WVU Overcomes Cincinnati In Overtime - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap, gallery and video

West Virginia stops Cincinnati in OT - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Kevin Jones was big, but a freshman helped West Virginia win Saturday's game.

West Virginia Wins in OT - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Browne comes up with big shot in regulation, OT

WVU basketball: Browne's 3 leads to OT and win - Charleston Daily Mail
West Virginia erased a five-point deficit with 3:40 left in the second half, survived a chaotic end of regulation and finished Cincinnati's seven-game Big East road winning streak with a 77-74 overtime victory Saturday.

Downtown Browne - Charleston Gazette
Freshman’s trey helps Mountaineers win in OT

Freshman’s 3-pointer helps lift WVU to OT win - Times West Virginian
In fact, the only person in the whole joint who wasn’t surprised that Browne took — and made — the biggest shot of the day was ... Gary Browne.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Bryant has bad day in win - Times West Virginian
On an afternoon to remember, Truck Bryant played a game to forget.

A (bad) day in the life of Truck Bryant - Charleston Gazette
A voice pierced the general noise of the sellout crowd of 14,070. "TRUCK!," said the young fan. "DON'T SHOOT IT!"

Cronin on Jones: 'Player of the Year' - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Cincinnati had to deal with a frustrating loss on Saturday afternoon in the Coliseum, but didn’t stop Bearcats coach Mick Cronin from talking about WVU forward Kevin Jones. - Includes video with the Cinci coach

WVU's Kevin Jones carries the load - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
West Virginia senior forward Kevin Jones made his 91st consecutive start Saturday in his 126th career game with the Mountaineers.


PHOTO GALLERY: WVU vs. Cincinnati - WVillustrated


Men's Basketball Interviews Following Big Win Over Cincinnati - WVillustrated
Truck, Huggs, KJ, Hinds and Browne

Video: Cincinnati Postgame - BGN
Browne, KJ and Huggs' Presser

Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins reviews his team's 77-74 overtime victory over Cincinnati.

Senior Kevin Jones - Mountaineer TV
Senior Kevin Jones talks about West Virginia's 77-74 overtime victory over Cincinnati.

Senior Truck Bryant - Mountaineer TV
Senior Truck Bryant talks about beating a good Cincinnati team despite the Mountaineers' cold shooting.

VIDEO: Cincinnati Post Game - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Huggs, Cronin, KJ, Browne, Hinds and Truck