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West Virginia Welcomes Kansas State To Complete Season Series

Even when you are ranked in the nation’s Top 10, life is never easy in the Big 12. That’s the lesson that is being driven home to WVU this year and it doesn’t figure to be any different come tonight in a rematch with Kansas State.

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News Of Note

Basketball:

WVU welcomes Kansas State to complete season series | The Exponent Telegram
Even when you are ranked in the nation’s Top 10, life is never easy in the Big 12.

No. 9 WVU Faces K-State Tuesday Night | WVU Athletics
WVU looks to keep pace with Big 12 leaders on Tuesday night.

Watch: Huggins, players prepping for another tough game | WV MetroNews
Interviews from Monday's workout as West Virginia gears up for Kansas State.

Phillip brings NYC attitude, game | The Exponent Telegram
When Tarik Phillip performed a basketball miracle Saturday by scoring the final eight points in 54 seconds to lift West Virginia to a road victory over Texas Tech and keep the Mountaineers embedded in the Top 10 at No. 9, he was just doing what he does naturally.

Phillip making workouts count before practice | WV MetroNews
A half-hour before Monday’s practice, Tarik Phillip was working up a pre-practice sweat, hoisting jumper after jumper as a team manager fed him passes.

Goggles vs. goggles: WVU’s Williams meets bespectacled big man | Charleston Gazette-Mail
What Devin Williams has so far discovered about his Big 12 opposition this season is that the forwards and centers he encounters are rarely similar.

Hot Rod Hundley Statue Dedication Set | WVU Athletics
A life-sized statue of former Mountaineer basketball great "Hot Rod" Hundley will be unveiled prior to the West Virginia-Oklahoma basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU to Play MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team will play an exhibition game vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, Feb. 29, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

WVU to face Diamondbacks | The Exponent Telegram
Coach Randy Mazey has done a number of innovative things with his West Virginia baseball program, upgrading it as it moved into the Big 12 and the new Monongalia County Ballpark, but he has outdone himself.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Texas setting up for unusually wild finish on signing day | ESPN
With eight days until National Signing Day, Texas coach Charlie Strong and his coaches are chasing more than a dozen uncommitted prospects.

Recap: SENIOR DISCOUNTED. Cyclones Send Jayhawks, Ellis Home as Losers | Wide Right & Natty Lite
Tent City lasted for nearly 168 hours before becoming a ghost town, as the citizens of the once-great party town ditched their canvases for the red chairs in Hilton Coliseum. They met with over 14,000 other Cyclone fans for one cause: to destroy KU.

Around The NCAA:

Florida State settles Title IX lawsuit with Jameis Winston accuser for $950,000 | SBNation
The Buccaneers quarterback and Erica Kinsman's cases against one another are still active.

What's On Tap

Kansas State Wildcats vs. (9) West Virginia Mountianeers
Tonight at 7PM on ESPN News from Morgantown. The Mountaineers are 10.5 point favorites as they look to sweep the season series against the Wildcats.

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