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Mountaineer Morning Links: Oklahoma Roundup (1/14/15) Edition

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Coverage of last night's win over Oklahoma, football notes, recruiting, WVUPros, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

WVU Looks to Rebound Versus Texas Tech - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University women's basketball hosts Texas Tech on Wednesday.

Mountaineers go for first Big 12 win against Texas Tech - Exponent Telegram
The Mountaineers have fallen out of the Top 25 rankings in both polls as they have lost their last three games and four of their last five.

Mountaineers need a Big 12 win - Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team will get their fourth crack at their first Big 12 win tonight, when they take on the Texas Tech Lady Raiders at 7 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum.

WATCH: WVU Women's Hoops Shifts Attention to Texas Tech - WVillustrated
WVU women's basketball head coach Mike Carey, along with select players, spoke with the media on Tuesday about their upcoming home contest against Texas Tech.

WVU’s Game at Oklahoma State to Air on FS2 - WVU Athletics
Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m. ET in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Fans in Morgantown can watch the game on Comcast channel 166, DirecTV channel 16 and Dish channel 397.

Wrestling Enters National Rankings - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers are ranked 25th in Intermat's National Dual Meet Rankings.

FURFARI: Don Vincent was with great cagers at West Virginia - Times West Virginian
Don Vincent, who has lived in nearby Shinnston, was a great guard on West Virginia University’s most outstanding men’s basketball team in 1956-57-58.

Herbie earned fame even before reaching WVU court - Register Herald
Herbie Brooks, who turned 49 in December, is right back home in Mullens, where he started a brilliant basketball career.

Oklahoma Hangover:

No. 16 West Virginia beats No. 18 Oklahoma 86-65 - ESPN
Recap, stats, video, photos, etc

Jevon is On, WVU Routs Sooners - WVU Athletics
Recap, stats, photos, etc

WVU men wallop Oklahoma despite Staten’s slow night - Charleston Daily Mail

Mountaineers run away from Sooners 86-65 - Charleston Gazette

WVU bounces back in big way against Oklahoma - Exponent Telegram

Huggins: Binge-watching film pays off in bounce-back romp - WV MetroNews

No. 16 WVU has more than defense - Daily Athenaeum

WVU Bigs Live Up To Name -Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WVU’s Adrian awakens from slump-ber - Charleston Gazette

Adrian finding his way out of slump - Daily Athenaeum

Slumping Adrian feels weight lifted after snapping 40-day 3-pointer drought - WV MetroNews

West Virginia has plenty in reserve, buries Oklahoma 86-65 - WV MetroNews

No. 16 WVU cruises to victory vs. No. 18 OU - BGN

‘Eers avoid hangover with win over Sooners - WVSports.com

WVU Bounces Back Big, Defeats No. 18 Oklahoma - EerSports

WVU Men Take Down Oklahoma at Home - WVillustrated

Defensive pressure pushes No. 16 West Virginia past No. 18 Oklahoma - WVUPros

The Final Score 86-65 | West Virginia's Smothering Defense Tells Three Tales Of The Oklahoma Sooners - Crimson And Cream Machine

WVSports.com TV: Basketball Interviews - WVSports.com
Huggs, Staten, Williams, Carter, Miles, Adrian & Macon

WATCH: WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Huggs, Adrian, Macon, Miles, Williams & Staten

VIDEO: Guards break down WVU win over OU - BGN
Carter & Staten

Photo gallery: West Virginia coasts to blowout - WV MetroNews

Photo Gallery I: WVU vs Oklahoma - BGN

NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - ESPN
17 West Virginia

Football News of Note:

An interesting spring in store at WVU - Exponent Telegram
There’s competition, experienced competition, inexperienced competition and freshman competition and that will make this a lively spring practice.

Big 12 Power Rankings: Final - ESPN
7 ↓ West Virginia Mountaineers

2015 college football Too-Early Big 12 Power Rankings - ESPN
7 <=> West Virginia Mountaineers

Early College Football National Championship Odds Released for 2015-16 - AthlonSports.com
West Virginia: 75/1

Recruiting:

South Florida again fertile recruiting ground for Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
Over the years, recruiting in south Florida has become a bit of a running joke in college football.

Pro News:

Truck Bryant playing at a very high level overseas - WVUPros
Darryl "Truck" Bryant arrived in the Czech Republic to play professionally with BK Beosan Kolin on December 4, and has been making a serious impact ever since.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Bears see another coach head to Tulsa - Waco Tribune

Cyclones finding ways to win ugly - Ames Tribune

Jayhawks Pull Away from Oklahoma State, Win 67-57 - Rock Chalk Talk

K-State's Foster back on track with new focus - Topeka Capital Journal

OU's Next WR Coach? - Crimson And Cream Machine

Cowboys fall to No. 9 Kansas - Oklahoman

UT athletics finished last year with $2.8M budget shortfall - Star Telegram

Gary Patterson Named AFCA Coach of the Year - Frogs O' War

Improved defense key to getting Red Raiders back in win column - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

What's On Tap:

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
NCAA Women's Basketball, 7 pm tonight from the Lyons Den.

Video of Interest:

Head men's basketball coach Bob Huggins spoke to the media Tuesday night following the team's 86-65 victory over Oklahoma.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Hump Day Video of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is half of the Bikini A Day team. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Devin Brugman.