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Mountaineer Morning Links: Texas Post-Game (2/5/13) Edition

Coverage of Texas win, more hoops notes, recruiting report, Big 12 roundup & more


Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's nationally recognized best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Texas Suks beer, in honor of WVU's season sweep of the $money sports in our first year in the Big 12.

Longhorn Hangover:

West Virginia 60, Texas 58 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc

Mountaineers Hold Off Longhorns - WVU Athletics
WVU makes enough plays down the stretch to pull out a close win.

West Virginia edges Texas again - WV MetroNews
WVU lost an 11-point second-half cushion but recovered to hold off the Horns 60-58 on a topsy-turvy Big Monday.

Mountaineers win second-straight conference game, take down Texas 60-58 - Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia men’s basketball team has its first conference win streak since joining the Big 12 this year

WVU Shoots Its Way Past Texas - BGN
For at least one night, West Virginia was clearly the better shooting team when it needed to be.

West Virginia hangs on to beat Texas, 60-58 - Times West Virginian
The victory was WVU’s second straight and lifted them back to .500 at 11-11, 4-5 in the Big 12

Mountaineers Edge Longhorns - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
West Virginia went on a big run in the first half after trailing 15-8 with 8:39 left.

Game Recap: WVU vs. Texas - WVillustrated
West Virginia pulls out their second victory over the Texas Longhorns, 60-58.

WVU notches fourth Big 12 win with victory over Texas -
It might not have been pretty, but as Head Coach Bob Huggins has stated throughout the year the Mountaineers need to "find a way."

Texas Basketball Falls Short at West Virginia, 60-58 - Burnt Orange Nation
Credit these young Longhorns for continuing to fight hard for wins, but they continue to be plagued by familiar flaws.

Highlights: WVU 60, Texas 58 - WV MetroNews
The up-close highlights from WVU’s victory Monday night at the WVU Coliseum.

Kilicli on Texas: ‘This was personal’ - WV MetroNews
His senior season thus far hasn’t been the crowning sendoff he envisioned, but at least Deniz Kilicli can savor two nights when West Virginia messed...

Kilicli sparks WVU win vs. Texas - Daily Athenaeum
But after a senior slump from early December to late January, the Istanbul, Turkey, native saw his playing decrease drastically.

Kilicli Active in Sweeping Texas - WVillustrated
Senior center steps up for second straight game, earns praise from coaches, teammates.

Hinds: ‘Guys are figuring out their roles’ - WV MetroNews
Jabarie Hinds reflects on his 14-point performance and West Virginia staving off a Texas comeback.

Video: Texas Postgame - BGN
Turk, Harris & Huggs

VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Rick Barnes, Turk, Hinds & Harris

Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Texas - BGN

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, Feb. 5 - WV MetroNews
The Mountaineers earned a crucial home win over the Texas Longhorns, and Deniz Kilicli enjoyed a big game with 14 points. And it’s officially the...

Duo Named Co-Athletes of the Week - WVU Athletics
This week's VSR

News of Note:

Mountaineers still have Madness on their minds - Register-Herald
"Obviously, we’re a long way away now," he said after that game. "But if we can get on a run here, we’ve got a chance."

WVU has chance to get back on track - Daily Athenaeum
A couple of weeks ago, the future looked pretty bleak for the West Virginia men’s basketball team.

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU suffers through its growing pains - Times West Virginian
when the season opened with a 34-point loss to Gonzaga, it became painfully obvious that there would be many growing pains along the way.


WVU looks to plug holes with junior college players - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Among West Virginia's current total of 22 football commitments are five junior college players, including three who already signed prior to Wednesday's first official signing date

Around the League (and Beyond):

Expansion could be on Big 12 horizon - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram
Food for thought: The first steps toward creation of today's Big 12 began with talk of a scheduling alliance between schools from the Southwest Conference and the Big Eight.

Iowa St. Downs Oklahoma 83-64 With Strong Offensive Performance - Crimson And Cream Machine

KU’s Elijah Johnson has to bear this defeat - Kansas City Star

K-State moves closer to top of Big 12 standings - Topeka Capital Journal

Oklahoma State Takes Down Kansas: 10 Games Left - Cowboys Ride For Free

Texas Tech in need of scoring punch in the backcourt - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Baylor making defense 1st priority with new signing class - Waco Tribune

TCU's Patterson wants to build fence around area football recruits - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

What's On Tap:

(13) Kansas State Wildcats vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - ESPN
8 pm tonight from United Spirit Arena on MASN & ESPN3

Videos of Interest:

Head basketball coach Bob Huggins shares his thoughts after WVU defeated the Longhorns on ESPN's Big Monday at the WVU Coliseum.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

This is definitely worth the watch, if you missed it Saturday:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a British model. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Lacey Banghard (I wish I was making that up).