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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (2/17/14) Edition

Coverage of the Women's win over TCU, Baseball takes 1 of 3 over the weekend, hoops notes, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Monday, Feb. 17 - WV MetroNews
In this edition of Gold and Blue Now, Bob Huggins and Juwan Staten discuss the 88-71 loss to No. 19 Texas.

Baseball Victorious Over The Citadel - WVU Athletics
The win gives WVU (1-2) its first win of the season, and it was the third-consecutive game with at least 10 hits.

WVU salvages one of three games on opening weekend - Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia took No. 14 Louisville to the brink Friday before seeing its opening day upset bid fall short, losing 7-6 in ten innings.

Mountaineers pile up 18 hits to rout Citadel 10-2, salvage weekend win - WV MetroNews
McBroom goes deep and Fleming collects four hits to back the pitching of John Means.

Baseball Pounds Bulldogs - BGN
Ryan McBroom homered and drove in three runs and John Means scattered five hits over six innings as West Virginia beat The Citadel 10-2 to salvage the third game of the opening weekend of play at the Homewood Suites Tournament in Charleston, S.C.

Women's Hangover:

Strong Second Half Gives WVU Win over TCU - WVU Athletics
WVU women's basketball defeated TCU 61-57 on Sunday in front of 6,161.

Bussie keys WVU women past TCU for fifth straight win - WV MetroNews
The No. 13 Mountaineers down TCU 61-57 to remain one game behind Baylor in Big 12 standings.

WVU women outlast TCU - Times West Virginian
This was a day when the team that won’t lose, couldn’t lose.

Carey, players reflect on tough victory over Horned Frogs - WV MetroNews
WVU downed TCU 61-57 by overcoming a slow start.

WATCH: WVU Women's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
West Virginia head coach Mike Carey and his players talk to the media following the Mountaineers' win over TCU.

News of Note:

Chuck McGill: Going 2-2 in four-game stretch could pay off for WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
Success at home could help WVU reach the NCAA Tournament

Mountaineers settle in for long week - Charleston Gazette
Following loss to Texas, WVU idle until Saturday

What Next For WVU? - BGN
If you had the chance to watch the West Virginia men’s basketball team’s game against Texas on Saturday, you know the Mountaineers missed an opportunity for a quality win to add to its resume.

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU trio of Staten, Harris, Henderson among the best - Times West Virginian
There was an on-line mention in the lead up to Saturday night’s West Virginia invasion of Texas that the Mountaineers were bringing with them in what is, perhaps, the most underrated backcourt in college basketball today.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Huggins tells his team to ‘rise above’ - Times West Virginian
It was a rare peek behind the closed doors of the West Virginia University locker room after a loss and an even rarer peek inside the man who had coached the Mountaineers and how he approached his team.

Huggins teaching team to represent the state - Register-Herald
Bob Huggins is a passionate man. That’s often very evident on television when he’s in a referee’s ear or a player’s face yelling like a drill sergeant with a group of fresh Marines.

West Virginia showing the Huggins’ mantra in climbing the Big 12 - College Chalk Talk
People who know Bob Huggins knew that when the West Virginia Mountaineers bottomed out at 13-19 a year ago, immense changes would be in order in Morgantown.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Analyzing Baylor’s 2014 football schedule: TCU’s Gary Patterson going to Waco after post game comments should add another layer to budding rivalry - Dallas Morning News

Men’s Basketball: Notebook — Long breaks slump - Ames Tribune

Notebook: White gives it his all in rare minutes - Lawrence Journal World

Notebook: Nino Williams scores career-high 20 points vs. Baylor - Kansas City Star

Bedlam basketball: Buddy Hield keeps shooting until he hits key 3-pointers in Sooners' victory - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Bedlam basketball: Poor free-throw shooting costs Cowboys in loss to Oklahoma - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Texas Tech denies Michael Brewer's transfer request to Texas - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU coach deals with 30-point loss to Kansas with dry humor - Lawrence Journal World

Back-and-forth between Brewer, Texas Tech, continues on Twitter - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Early 2014 Big 12 power rankings: Oklahoma and Baylor on top -
The Big 12 looks likely to have two favorites heading into 2014. While it's too early to nail down standings predictions, Patrick Vint eyeballs how things could line up.

What's On Tap:

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Baylor Bears - ESPN
9 pm tonight from the Ferrell Center on ESPN/ESPN3

Video of Interest:

Highlights from the No. 13 Mountaineers 61-57 victory over TCU.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

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