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Mountaineer Morning Links: Lafayette Roundup (11/17/14) Edition

Post-game coverage of Lafayette win, Huggs presser, KState previews, varsity results, recruiting, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold & Blue Now: Monday, Nov. 17 - WV MetroNews
Bob Huggins comments on Jonathan Holton’s big game as he finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds against Lafayette. Devin Williams, who had a double-double of his own talks about the competition, that he and Holton go through on the court.

No. 7 Women's Soccer Eliminated - WVU Athletics
The Hoyas (11-4-6, 6-1-2) advance to the second round thanks to a 4-3 edge in penalty kicks.

WVU Women's Soccer Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Watch full video of WVU Women's Soccer Coach, Nikki Izzo-Brown, and players following a tough loss to Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Holmes Scores 23 in No. 17 WVU's Win Over EKU - WVU Athletics
No. 17 West Virginia used 23 points from Bria Holmes to defeat EKU.

No. 1 Rifle Improves to 6-0 - WVU Athletics
The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team defeated Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) foe No. 12 Army, 4717-4644

Volleyball Sweeps Texas Tech - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers stopped a 5-match skid with a 3-0 win over Texas Tech.

Lafayette Hangover:

West Virginia tops Lafayette in 83-56 win - ESPN
Recap, stats, etc

WVU Rolls on Sunday - WVU Athletics
West Virginia rolls to a 27-point victory on Sunday at the Coliseum.

Mountaineers overcome shooting, move to 2-0 - Charleston Daily Mail
“We didn’t guard before like we guard now,” WVU men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins said. “We can turn people over and create offense from our defense.”

Defense, rebounding carry WVU past Lafayette - Charleston Gazette
After two games, this much is obvious about West Virginia’s basketball team: Bob Huggins was right about it.

Holton and Williams lead West Virginia over Lafayette - WV MetroNews
Jonathan Holton and Devin Williams both finish with double-double efforts as West Virginia beats Lafayette 83-56.

Holton, Williams A Headache For Foes - BGN
the public finally got a true glance at the rebounding machine as Holton put up 18 points and 15 boards in a laugher over Lafayette.

WVU Handles Lafayette Behind Holton's Big Day - BGN
West Virginia was without three of its forwards on Sunday against Lafayette, but the Mountaineers were still able to dominate the boards and score in the paint to score a 83-56 victory over the Leopards at the WVU Coliseum.

WVU Rolls vs. Lafayette -
Jon Holton scored 18 points and Jaysean Paige scored 16 points to lead West Virginia to a 83-56 victory over Lafayette on Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum in Morgantown.

WVU Gets Offensive, Blows Out Lafayette - EerSports
West Virginia's impressive defense and rebounding from Friday night carried over to Sunday

WVU Cruises to 83-56 Win Over Lafayette - WVillustrated
West Virginia moved to 2-0 on the young season with a 83-56 win over Lafayette on Sunday afternoon from the WVU Coliseum.

Holton holds down the fort in convincing victory - WVUPros
Program newcomer Jonathan Holton had himself a day Sunday afternoon with 18 points, and 15 boards in an 83-56 drubbing of Lafayette.

Mountaineers 2-0 after 83-56 win over Lafayatte - Daily Athenaeum
After limping out of the gate in a season-opening 64-54 win over Monmouth Friday, West Virginia moved to 2-0 with an 83-56 win over the Lafayatte Leopards Sunday at the Coliseum.

Holton, Williams key WVU past Lafayette - Exponent Telegram
Newcomer Jonathan Holton already had collected his first double-double as a Mountaineer after a just atrocious debut on Friday.

Huggins' Take: Post-Lafayette -
West Virginia improved to 2-0 on the season Sunday afternoon with an 83-56 win over Lafayette but the Mountaineers can be much better moving forward according to head coach Bob Huggins.

BGN Video: Staten, Holton lead WVU to win - BGN
West Virginia looked much more like it expected itself to look in Sunday's victory against Lafayette. TV: Basketball Interviews -
Huggs, Paige, Williams & Holton

WATCH: WVU Men's Basketball Players React to 83-56 Win Over Lafayette - WVillustrated
Williams, Holton & Paige

Photo Gallery I: WVU vs Lafayette - BGN
Exclusive images from West Virginia's 83-56 men's basketball win over Lafayette.

News of Note:

Coach's Corner: West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen - USA Today
West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen on turning things around after two Big 12 losses in a row.

Mountaineers’ offense has been trending down - Charleston Daily Mail
“The opponent has something to do with it,” WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said.

'Odd' senior class nearing an end - Exponent Telegram
Maybe it’s just today’s football, which isn’t your Daddy’s football at all, but this final home game of the 2014 season doesn’t feel like Senior Day.

Contrasting styles of coaching to be on display Thursday - Exponent Telegram
The images may not be correct, but the one conjured up of the two is Holgorsen swigging Red Bull and the 76-year-old Snyder sipping hot tea with lemon

K-State presents another strong defense for WVU - Charleston Gazette
The Mountaineers had become a team that, midway through the season, was running the ball well because opponents were playing light in the box in order to defend the pass. But that running game has been hot and cold of late and it’s affected the overall offensive production.

Kansas State Faces Mental Test At WVU - BGN
Kansas State is facing the same psychological hurdle that plagued West Virginia going into its game at Texas.

Smith could be in line for more carries - Charleston Gazette
Perhaps a week of rest and recovery will change things, but there seems at least a chance that there could be a new order to West Virginia’s running back rotation this week.

WVU fans satifaction tempered - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Before the 2014 football season began most fans of West Virginia football would have been pleasantly surprised to find the Mountaineers sporting a 6-4 record heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.

Thursday night football is here - Daily Athenaeum
The week many Mountaineer fans have been waiting for since West Virginia’s 2014 schedule was released more than a year ago, is finally upon us.

Big 12 College Football Power Rankings: Week 12 - ESPN
6 <> West Virginia Mountaineers

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 13 - FOX Sports
5. West Virginia


Future Mountaineers Take on Playoffs - EerSports
It was a mixed bag for future Mountaineers as they began postseason play this weekend.

Pro News:

Eers in the NFL: Week Eleven - EerSports
A look at former Mountaineers playing in the National Football League during Week Eleven.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Bears glad for rest, eager to return to field - Waco Tribune

Will a new approach yield better results? - Ames Tribune

Kansas puts TCU on upset alert, unable to pull out the victory - Rock Chalk Talk

Newcomers help Kansas State win 98-68 - Wichita Eagle

Perine Propels Sooners to Win in Lubbock - Crimson And Cream Machine

With loss to Texas, Cowboys are playing their worst football in a decade - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Longhorns earn postseason in resounding destruction of Pokes, 28-7 - Burnt Orange Nation

Three Up, Three Down: Kansas Edition - Frogs O' War

Ten Thoughts: Oklahoma 42, Texas Tech 30 - Viva The Matadors

What we learned in the Big 12: Week 12 - ESPN

Gameday Final - ESPN

What's next for Florida football and Will Muschamp? Punt, Pass & Pork - Staples -

College football's best Vines, GIFs and quirks of Week 12 -

What's On Tap:

WVU Welcomes Seton Hall for WNIT Quarterfinal - WVU Athletics
The game is slated for a 7 p.m. start in the WVU Coliseum.

Capital Classic WBB Tickets On Sale Monday - WVU Athletics
Tickets for the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic women’s basketball game between West Virginia and Marshall at the Charleston Civic Center are set to go on sale Monday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.

Video of Interest:

Head men's basketball coach Bob Huggins spoke Sunday night following the teams victory over Lafayette.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American model from Texas. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Jen Wilke.