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West Virginia Mountaineers Bounce Back In Sunday's Rout

Behind Jevon Carter’s first half brilliance, the West Virginia University men’s basketball team added to the win column.

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News Of Note

Football:

Dana Holgorsen faces tough task at West Virginia | ESPN
The Mountaineers are sticking with Dana Holgorsen, but the challenges he faces are unique in the Big 12.

Basketball:

Carter, Mountaineers Bounce Back in Sunday’s Rout | The Daily Athenaeum
Behind Jevon Carter’s first half brilliance, the West Virginia University men’s basketball team added to the win column.

Mountaineers Blow Past UL Monroe | WVU Athletics
Jevon Carter scored 21 points and made five steals to lead 14th-ranked West Virginia to a 100-58 victory over Louisiana Monroe Sunday night at the WVU Coliseum.

Mountaineers find shooting range to bury La.-Monroe | WV MetroNews
West Virginia’s Jevon Carter was back on the floor and out of Bob Huggins’ doghouse.

WVU overwhelms ULM in 100-58 rout | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Typically it’s West Virginia’s relentless full-court pressure that leaves opponents gasping. The ULM Warhawks arrived at the WVU Coliseum weary and winded.

WVU edges Marshall 66-60 in women’s Capital Classic | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Lanay Montgomery, that 6-foot-5 rebounding and shot-blocking machine, found herself on the bench with four fouls in the first minute of the fourth quarter. But her West Virginia teammates picked up the slack so well Sunday, she didn’t need to return.

WVU Outlasts Marshall in Capital Classic | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team used an all-around effort to hold off Marshall, 66-60, in the annual Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic in front of 3,173 fans at the Charleston Civic Center on Sunday.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

A timeline of the Texas Longhorns' struggles to find an offense | SBNation
In Charlie Strong's third year at Texas, the Longhorns are now on their third offensive playcaller. But the troubles started before he arrived.

Hilton Magic provides terrific rally, horrific break | WV MetroNews
Iowa State’s winning streak remains unbroken, but not so Randy Peterson’s leg …

Around The NCAA:

Full Heisman Trophy 2015 voting results: The Stanford runner-up tradition continues | SBNation
The top three ran away with the voting.

Southeastern Louisiana's Ashton Henderson wins the 2015 Piesman Trophy | SBNation
The best play by a lineman carrying the ball, as decided by a panel of esteemed experts.

East Carolina will reportedly hire Duke OC Scottie Montgomery to replace Ruffin McNeill | SBNation
This will be Montgomery's first head coaching gig.

Robert Nkemdiche in stable condition after fall, police report suspected marijuana nearby | SBNation
The top NFL prospect and former No. 1 recruit is a Metro Atlanta native.

Recruiting

Weekend visits brought plenty of surprises | Charleston Gazette-Mail
It was the final official-visit weekend of the calendar year, with prospects spread out across the nation just days before the beginning of the NCAA-mandated dead period over the holidays. West Virginia had 11 such recruits on campus, with nine being current commits — all of which are set for early enrollment next month. Where the big stories lie, though, are with two uncommitted targets that were also in Morgantown, and two players pledged to the Mountaineers who visited elsewhere.

Video Of Interest

Video Of (Dis)Interest

Miss Throwdown

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