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Mountaineer Morning Links: Texas Post-Game (1/10/13) Edition

Coverage of both Texas wins, more on football hiring, WVU Pros update, Big 12 roundup & more


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Texas Hangover:


Mountaineers Capture First Big 12 Victory - WVU Athletics
WVU defeats Texas 53-49 for its first Big 12 win.

WVU Accomplishes a Tall Task - WVU Athletics
West Virginia uses its quickness to combat Texas' size.

WVU women beat Texas for first Big 12 win - WV MetroNews
The Mountaineer women’s basketball team won its first ever Big 12 game on Wednesday night, beating Texas 53-49 at the Coliseum.

VIDEO: Reaction to WVU Women's 53-49 Win Over Texas - WVillustrated
Coach Carey, Christal Caldwell & Ayana Dunning


West Virginia 57, Texas 53 - ESPN
Recap, stats, etc

WVU Outlasts Texas in Overtime - WVU Athletics
WVU's board work, hustle provides the difference on Wednesday.

Mountaineers drop Longhorns in overtime - Charleston Daily Mail
that awful offensive team scored 13 straight points, a stunning rally keyed by scores from unlikely sources to lead by three points in the final seconds en route to a 57-53 overtime victory.

Unlikely overtime win for Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
Poor-shooting WVU pulls one out at Texas

WVU rally makes Texas toast - WV MetroNews
Mountaineers stun Longhorns in come-from-behind fashion to prevail 57-53 in OT.

Branded - BGN
West Virginia went west to Texas and lived a mix of the good, the bad and the ugly.

Big in OT: Murray plays ‘heck of a game’ - WV MetroNews
For nearly 37 minutes, West Virginia-Texas gave us the type of basketball showcase that made fans eager for spring football.

Somehow, WVU Wins - BGN
timely shot-making and relentless offensive rebounding proved just enough for the Mountaineers to steal a win they probably didn’t deserve.

‘What we do’ - Times West Virginian
WVU hits boards hard, rallies to 57-53 OT win over Texas

Mountaineers battle back for first Big 12 win -
The Mountaineers were led in scoring by Aaric Murray with 12 points and Jabarie Hinds with 11, while the Longhorns got 12 points from Jonathan Holmes and 11 from Javan Felix.

Game Recap: WVU vs. Texas - WVillustrated
A thriller in Austin went into overtime, but West Virginia prevailed in the extra five minutes holding off Texas, 57-53.

Mountaineers "Find a Way" Against Texas - WVillustrated
Huggins shares a story with WVU players that proves quite fitting for the way they pulled out a win Wednesday night.

What Will Winning Cure? - BGN
West Virginia’s 2013 season isn’t a loss just yet.

VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Huggs, Noreen, Hinds, Harris & Kilicli

Photo Gallery I: WVU vs Texas - BGN

What You May Have Missed:

Hawley Field Receives Facelift - WVU Athletics
Hawley Field is having new sod installed

FURFARI COLUMN: Dr. Nugent, at 91, still helping WVU football - Times West Virginian
He has been a team physician for 45 years and, at age 91, still travels with the Mountaineers for games on the road.

Chicago Bears' J.T. Thomas Season in Review - WVU Pros
He tells you what the experience taught him and what he learned from teammates like Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs in our J.T. Thomas Season in Review.

THE FULMER CUP ARRIVES. HOORAY? - Every Day Should Be Saturday

News of Note:

Source: Mitchell joining Mountaineers - WV MetroNews
WVU coach Dana Holgorsen has hired Brian Mitchell for the second and final vacancy on his staff, a source told MetroNews.

Dana Holgorsen offers job to former Mountaineers assistant - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Gibson also is connected with current West Virginia defensive coordinator Keith Patterson.

Holgorsen bringing back former Rich Rod assistant - Register-Herald

HERTZEL COLUMN: Gibson brings an attitude back home - Times West Virginian
Additions like Gibson, stressing the kind of football that Karl Joseph established as a freshman safety this year, and with as much credit going to giving a black eye on defense as has previously been saved for offensive heroics, can get West Virginia back to its place in college football.

Around the League (and Beyond):

No. 6 Kansas rallies, beats Iowa State in overtime - Wichita Eagle

Rapid reaction: Oklahoma State blasts TCU 63-45 in Stillwater - Oklahoman

Lache Seastrunk a ‘winner’ in bowl season - Dallas Morning News

K-State sharp with return of Rodriguez, Irving - Topeka Capital Journal

Sooners Linebacker Tom Wort Declaring For NFL Draft Per Report - Crimson And Cream Machine

Jordan Hicks Lawyer: No charges forthcoming from San Antonio Police - Barking Carnival

Texas Tech notebook: Red Raiders struggle with composure during loss to Baylor - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

Video of Interest:

Highlights from the WVU Women's basketball team, who captured their first Big 12 win over the Texas Longhorns.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

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