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Bob Huggins Reflects On West Virginia's Win Over Marshall

Bob Huggins liked the aggression shown by Elijah Macon, and disliked West Virginia’s failure to capitalize on the Devin Williams mismatch.


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Press Virginia Wears Down Marshall | WVU Athletics
West Virginia’s full-court pressure eventually got to Marshall. The 20th-ranked Mountaineers produced 19 turnovers and held the Herd scoreless from behind the arc in the second half to pull away with an 84-67 victory Thursday night in Charleston.

WVU thumps Marshall 86-68 | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Jevon Carter scored 15 points and Daxter Miles Jr. had 14 as West Virginia took advantage of a mistake-prone Marshall in the second half Thursday to capture its fifth Capital Classic in a row, winning 86-68 at the Civic Center.

Second-half stamina carries WVU to another Classic victory | WV MetroNews
Even as it trailed early in the second half, No. 20 West Virginia saw signs that its size, tenacity and pressure were doing damage. And that Marshall was on the brink of a fast fade.

WVU beats Marshall, 86-68 | The Exponent Telegram
Earlier in the day, as 11,748 fans were cramming into the Charleston Civic Center for this year’s renewal of the Capital Classic between West Virginia and Marshall that the Mountaineers would win, 86-68, WVU coach Bob Huggins was asked if he had a reason why his team was leading the nation in 3-point field goal defense.

Photo gallery: West Virginia dominates Marshall, 86-68 | WV MetroNews
Images from West Virginia's 86-68 win in the Capital Classic over Marshall on Thursday at the Charleston Civic Center.

D’Antoni wants Capital Classic to continue; Huggins noncommittal | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Did the 11,748 in attendance at the Charleston Civic Center — the highest turnout since Jan. 18, 2012 — see the final men’s basketball version of the Capital Classic on Thursday night?

Huggins, D'Antoni differ on future of WVU-MU game | Beckley Register-Herald
A crowd of 11,748 fans turned out to the Charleston Civic Center Thursday night to watch West Virginia’s two Division I institutions, West Virginia University and Marshall University, do battle on the hardwood. It’s a game that’s been played 44 times over the years and every year since 1992 at the Charleston Civic Center.

D’Antoni calls Classic ‘great game for the state’ and he’s spot-on | WV MetroNews
There was no World War of Words II stemming from this Capital Classic.

Huggins reflects on 18-point win over the Herd | WV MetroNews
Bob Huggins liked the aggression shown by Elijah Macon, and disliked West Virginia’s failure to capitalize on the Devin Williams mismatch.

No. 20 West Virginia subdues intrastate rival Marshall | Pittsburgh Tribune Review
West Virginia pushed the tempo until it eventually wore down Marshall.

West Virginia Athletics:

Seventeen Student-Athletes Set to Graduate Friday | WVU Athletics
Seventeen West Virginia University student-athletes will graduate with undergraduate degrees when the University holds its winter commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 18, at 1:30 p.m., inside the WVU Coliseum.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Big 12 roundtable: Breaking down the bowls | ESPN
Not including Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff, the Big 12 writers debate the best bowl matchups.

Samaje Perine answered the call for Oklahoma | ESPN
After a slow start, the sophomore running back took off behind a retooled offensive line to power the Sooners to a Big 12 title and playoff spot.

2015 season review: Kansas endures Big 12's first winless season | ESPN
Kansas has plenty of scholarship spots to fill and a long way to go, but they still made a few strides in 2015.

Kansas found important piece for rebuild in freshman QB Ryan Willis | ESPN
Ryan Willis wasn't the first choice to lead Kansas' offense in 2015. Nor was he second or third. But he showed some moxie in a winless season.


Around The NCAA:

This Miami Beach Bowl would be a great matchup even if Willie Taggart weren't facing his old team | SBNation
The Miami Beach Bowl set the bar pretty high with its debut in 2014, a BYU-Memphis thriller. This year's matchup could be equally fun (minus the brawl), with both interesting story lines off the field and a wonderful contrast in styles on it.

The Solid Verbal: Mega college football bowl preview (pt 1) + Q&A + The Lion King | SBNation
You have questions, Ty and Dan have answers. Fine, they at least have tangents.

40 FOR 40: THE NEW MEXICO BOWL EDITION | Every Day Should Be Saturday

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