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Mountaineer Morning Links: Missouri Hangover (12/6/13) Edition

Coverage of the Missouri loss, hoops attendance, two big football games left for Big 12, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, Dec. 6 - WV MetroNews
Garrett Cullen looks back WVU’s 80-71 loss to Missouri as we hear from Bob Huggins, Gary Browne, and Eron Harris after the game.

Attendance numbers for WVU hoops are baffling - Charleston Gazette
Consider that twice this season WVU has drawn the smallest crowd in nine years - first 4,814 for Georgia Southern and then one-downing it Monday with 4,692 for Loyola.

Five Travel to Winter Air Gun Championships - WVU Athletics
Five members of the No. 3-ranked West Virginia University rifle team will compete at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships, Dec. 6-8, at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Missouri Hangover:

Missouri bests West Virginia - ESPN
Recap, statistics, video, etc

Tigers Too Much for the Mountaineers - WVU Athletics
Mountaineers fight back after being down by 25.

Mizzou too much for West Virginia - Charleston Daily Mail
Maybe West Virginia didn't play much at all like it did in the first eight games this season, but the Mountaineers can take comfort knowing they were like the previous 22 teams to play inside the Mizzou Arena.

Missouri defeats WVU 80-71 - Charleston Gazette
West Virginia found out Thursday night what happens when its perimeter-oriented basketball team can't make shots from the perimeter.

Misery - BGN
West Virginia tried to put the brakes on Missouri’s NCAA-leading home winning streak. Instead, the Mountaineers never created any for themselves in falling 80-71 in the Big 12-SEC challenge Thursday.

GAME RECAP: WVU at Missouri - WVillustrated
An ice cold shooting performance led to a long night for the Mountaineers as the Missouri Tigers defeated WVU 80-71.

Dreadful shooting costs WVU in 80-71 loss to Missouri - Times West Virginian
West Virginia University couldn’t get out of Columbia, Mo., fast enough Thursday night

Poor First Half Dooms WVU - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
"We didn't score seemingly for about an hour and a half," West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. "So I would say we probably shot ourselves in the foot. Or blew our heads off."

What to Take From WVU's Loss - BGN
It was a big step back from what West Virginia looked like early on through the first eight games on the season.

Lost at Mizzou: Harris regrets going into create-a-shot mode - WV MetroNews
WVU's top scorer was benched for a chunk of the second half when he couldn't stay in-character.

Staten: ‘We got away from the game plan a lot’ in the early stages - WV MetroNews
Though Missouri had the nation’s longest active home winning streak, WVU point guard Juwan Staten said “we definitely felt we had a team that could come in here and win.”

Browne: ‘We have to play hard from the first half’ - WV MetroNews
Gary Browne wasn’t so much pleased with West Virginia’s attempt at a second-half rally as he was frustrated by its early game lapses.

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

Around the League (and Beyond):

"Home Field" -- Official Hype Video for Baylor vs. Texas - Our Daily Bears

Hoiball has an Attitude - Cyclone Fanatic

KU to play back-to-back nonconference road games for first time under Self - Kansas City Star

Kansas State hands Mississippi its first loss - Wichita Eagle

Bedlam football: A look at five key matchups - Oklahoman

Bedlam Preview: When Oklahoma Has The Ball - Cowboys Ride For Free

Baylor defense much improved from last season - Burnt Orange Nation

Final: TCU 71, Mississippi State 61 - Frogs O' War

Kingsbury in Esquire is Fine, But His Interview With The Duds is the Bestest - Viva The Matadors

College GameDay Kickoff: Week 15 - ESPN

What's On Tap:

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
Women's Basketball, Saturday at 2 pm from the WVU Coliseum

(17) Oklahoma Sooners vs. (6) Oklahoma State Cowboys - Preview - ESPN
Bedlam! Noon Saturday from Boone Pickens Stadium on ABC. Pokes are giving 10.

(25) Texas Longhorns vs. (9) Baylor Bears - Preview - ESPN
3:30 pm Saturday from the Floyd on FOX. Bears are giving 15.5.

Video of Interest:

WVU's Jeff Culhane talks with WVU Women's Basketball Head Coach about player awards, his 250th win, and previews the Mountaineers' game against Fairleigh Dickinson.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Colombian born, Argentine raised model/actress...whatever, she's hot. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Liz Solari.