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Mountaineer Morning Links: Kansas Roundup (2/17/15) Edition

Coverage of the big win over Kansas from all over, football & varsity notes, recruiting, WVUPros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

WVU Baseball Weekly Update (2/16) - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers went 2-1 for the series victory at No. 24 Clemson.

Win over Clemson shouldn't be ignored - Beckley Register-Herald
Just how big was West Virginia’s series win over Clemson to open the 2015 baseball campaign? Let’s just say if this type of upset had occurred on the football field, it would have been all over televisions and newspapers around the country this morning.

Despite cold, baseball alive and well at WVU - Exponent Telegram
Baseball, at last.

WVU’s young pitching staff passes first test - Daily Athenaeum
"It’s a huge boost for us; a huge boost of confidence. We’re ready to go now. We know that we can come in and compete against a ranked team, and we can win."

West Virginia guard Bria Holmes going through midseason slump - Daily Athenaeum
Shooting slumps can strike even the best scorers at any time. You’re doing everything exactly the way you’ve always done it, but the ball just isn’t going in the net. For a lot of players, the only solution is to just keep shooting and hope the problem resolves itself.

Play 4Kay Game and Alumni Day Set for Saturday - WVU Athletics
WVU women's hoops hosts its annual Play 4Kay game and Alumni Day Saturday.

Stainbrook Named Athlete of the Week - WVU Athletics
Varsity Sports Report

FURFARI: WVU Hall of Famer saved woman from drowning in 1961 - Times West Virginian
Lee Patrone, a native of Bellaire, Ohio, excelled as a standout on the West Virginia basketball teams of 1958-59, 59-50 and 60-61.

Kansas Hangover:

No. 23 WVU upends No. 8 Kansas as Perry Ellis' layin at buzzer rims out - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, videos, etc

Juwan is On; WVU Downs No. 8 Kansas - WVU Athletics
Recap, stats, video, audio

Staten’s drive lifts WVU over No. 8 Kansas - Charleston Daily Mail

Staten goes ‘Edney’ to lift Mountaineers over Kansas - Charleston Gazette

WVU stuns No. 8 Kansas at the buzzer, 62-61 - Charleston Gazette

WVU stuns Kansas - Exponent Telegram

West Virginia Rebounds Against Kansas In Upset - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Breaking down West Virginia’s last-gasp game-winning play - WV MetroNews

From end-to-end in a flash, Staten carries West Virginia to stunner - WV MetroNews
Recap & photos

Notebook: Carter’s timely 3s, Irvin’s timely visit, BillyDee says it’s about time - WV MetroNews

Kansas loses to West Virginia on missed layup at the buzzer -

Jayhawks Fail in Morgantown, Lose 62-61 - Rock Chalk Talk

WVU stuns Kansas for second straight year, 62-61 - Times West Virginian

Staten's layup lifts WVU past KU - BGN

WVU tops Kansas 62-61 in a Big 12 classic -

Staten Comes Up Big -

WVU, Staten Knock Off No. 8 Kansas - EerSports

Huggins Talks Last Play, Big Win - EerSports

Staten, Mountaineers stun No. 8 Kansas with last second lay-in - WVUPros

WVU Upsets No. 8 Kansas 62-61 - WVillustrated

Staten Grabs the Wheel, Steers WVU Back to Winning Ways - WVillustrated

Watch: West Virginia beats Kansas on Juwan Staten's layup -

Gold & Blue Now: Tuesday, Feb. 17 - WV MetroNews

Staten, Williams Talk Last Play, WVU Upset - BGN TV: Basketball Player Interviews -
Huggs, Staten, Carter, both Williams, & Holton

WATCH: WVU Coach Huggins and Players React to Upset Over No. 8 Kansas - WVillustrated
Huggs, D. Williams, Staten & Carter

Staten Exhausted After Game-Winning Layup - ESPN Video - ESPN

Photo Gallery I: WVU vs Kansas - BGN

WVU-Kansas Photo Gallery - EerSports

PHOTO GALLERY: Relive the Night WVU Upset No.8 Kansas - WVillustrated

News of Note:

NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
AP 23, Coaches 22

Huggins Advances in Coaches' Challenge - WVU Athletics
Coach Bob Huggins is one of 16 Division I basketball coaches to advance to the third round of the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge.

Connor deserves chance to start for WVU - Times West Virginian
Here’s what we would like to see happen with the West Virginia University men’s basketball team.

Notebook: Big 12 travel tough on Mountaineers - Lawrence Journal World
"You think about it ... we go there (to Morgantown, West Virginia) once, they come here nine times," Kansas coach Bill Self said

Offensive efficiency sparks Baylor, K-State and Oklahoma - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
5 (tie). West Virginia 2.07

Mike Mayock: WVU's Kevin White ranked ahead of Amari Cooper - WVUPros
NFL Draft expert Mike Mayock's pre-NFL Combine conference calls are loaded with delicious tidbits on the qualities and expectations of where draft-eligible prospects stand.


Big 12 recruiting scorecard - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Here's what's been cooking on the recruiting trail around the Big 12:

Pro News:

WVUPros on the Hardwood Report: Big games from big men on the international circuit - WVUPros
This week’s edition of the WVUPros on the Hardwood Report features updates from Poland, France, Israel, the Czech Republic, Russia, Mexico and Germany as WVUPros hit the hardwood worldwide.

Kevin Jones close to signing overseas - WVUPros
Kevin Jones told us last month in an interview that he was headed overseas to explore his options. Now, according to Sportando, he is close to signing a deal with Cholet in France.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Monday Shootaround: A Rebound Opportunity Awaits - Our Daily Bears

Iowa State forward Georges Niang interview -

Buzzer-beaten: Perry Ellis, Jayhawks take last-second loss hard - Lawrence Journal World

Report: Kansas State forward could miss the rest of the season - CollegeBasketballTalk

TaShawn Thomas Earns Big XII Newcomer Of The Week Honors - Crimson And Cream Machine

Nerdalicious Numbers: Entering the Home Stretch - Cowboys Ride For Free

How Texas can successfully save their season - Burnt Orange Nation

Johnson, TCU can see what went right in upset of Oklahoma State - Star Telegram

Preview: Baylor Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

(20) Baylor Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - ESPN
7 pm from the Shopping Cart on ESPN2/3

Texas Longhorns vs. (17) Oklahoma Sooners - ESPN
9 pm from the Noble Center on ESPN2/3

Tweet of Interest:

Video of Interest:

Presser courtesy of BGN

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Polish beauty. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Monika Pietrasinska.