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Between Esa Ahmad’s strained knee, Devin Williams’ strained psyche and Bob Huggins straining to see anyone in the upper sections, Tuesday night’s game against Kansas State could’ve gone better. But 15-point wins aren’t to be discounted in the Big 12.

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News Of Note

Football:

Big 12 move hasn't had a major impact on West Virginia's recruiting | ESPN
Outside of an initial bump in the Class of 2012 with five signees from Texas, not much has changed with West Virginia recruiting in the Big 12 region.

WVU gets creative by transforming field boxes at stadium | Charleston Gazette-Mail
About two weeks have passed since West Virginia’s fundraising operation unveiled plans for upgraded field box seating at Mountaineer Field, and the reaction has been about what Matt Borman expected.

Basketball:

Handling business despite hurdles proves WVU’s mettle | WV MetroNews
Between Esa Ahmad’s strained knee, Devin Williams’ strained psyche and Bob Huggins straining to see anyone in the upper sections, Tuesday night’s game against Kansas State could’ve gone better. But 15-point wins aren’t to be discounted in the Big 12—not even one at home against a second-tier team.

Mountaineers Keep Pace With OU Atop Big 12 | WVU Athletics
Jonathan Holton scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead ninth-ranked West Virginia to a 70-55 victory over Kansas State Tuesday night at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown.

No. 9 WVU beats visiting Kansas State | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia’s second game of the season against Kansas State didn’t require two overtime periods like their initial matchup did at the start of conference play earlier this month.

Good and bad of WVU’s big men | Charleston Gazette-Mail
When folks argue that the Big 12 is the nation’s best basketball conference, they probably won’t point to No. 9 WVU’s 70-55 win over Kansas State on Tuesday at the Coliseum.

West Virginia sweeps season series vs. Kansas State | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
West Virginia played so well against Kansas State Tuesday night that two technical fouls couldn’t even slow down the Mountaineers.

West Virginia holds K-State to season-low output, 70-55 | WV MetroNews
Behind Jonathan Holton’s 14 points and 11 rebounds, No. 9 West Virginia beat Kansas State for the fifth straight time and remained tied atop the Big 12.

Huggins on second technical: ‘I’m going to defend our guys’ | WV MetroNews
Tarik Phillip’s first possession off the bench resulted in a basket, followed by a technical that brought Bob Huggins roaring off the bench.

Photo gallery: No. 9 West Virginia defeats Kansas State 70-55 | WV MetroNews
Photo coverage from the No. 9 Mountaineers’  70-55 win over the Kansas State Wildcats at the WVU Coliseum.

WVU defeats Kansas State to improve to 17-3 | The Exponent Telegram
Teyvon Myers knew he was getting there as Division I player before he stepped on the Coliseum court on Tuesday night because his palms weren’t sweaty.

Balanced attack leads No. 9 WVU past Kansas State, 70-55 | The Daily Athenaeum
Despite struggling performances from most of the starting five, the Mountaineers had no trouble getting past the young, gritty Wildcats.

Myers, Adrian provide an unlikely scoring boost | The Daily Athenaeum
In a low-scoring, sloppy game between the two best defensive teams in the Big 12 Conference, the West Virginia University men’s basketball team had to share the wealth.

Coach Huggs Advances in Challenge | WVU Athletics
Coach Bob Huggins has advanced to Round 2 of the ESPN Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge.

No. 24 WVU faces major road test at No. 21 Oklahoma | The Daily Athenaeum
Coming off a win in Fort Worth, Texas against TCU on Sunday, the WVU women’s basketball team returns to the Midwest on Wednesday for a top-25, Big 12 matchup when they take on No. 21 Oklahoma.

West Virginia Athletics:

Duo Named to Canada Olympic Qualifying Team | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University women’s soccer All-Americans Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence have been named to the Canada Soccer Women’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship 20-player roster.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Buddy Hield went full on Steph Curry mode vs. Texas Tech | SBNation
We love watching Buddy Hield play basketball.

Would Arizona, Arizona State consider the Big 12? | ESPN
Arizona and/or Arizona State could be a good fit for the Big 12, but is it a viable option for the conference -- and for those schools?

Around The NCAA:

Bracketology: Duke falls to No. 7 seed, UNC and Iowa rise to the top line | SBNation
The Tar Heels and Hawkeyes join Oklahoma and Villanova as one seeds in Chris Dobbertean's final bracket of January. Kansas and Xavier drop to the two line after their respective losses to Iowa State and Georgetown in the last seven days.

Wake Forest led by 7 with 20 seconds left only to lose on an inexplicable buzzer beater | SBNation
After trailing by seven points with just 20 seconds to play, No. 11 Virginia stunned Wake Forest on perhaps the ugliest and most cruel buzzer-beater of the 2015-16 season.

Jim Harbaugh is paid to beat Ohio State and the SEC. Don't be surprised when Michigan uses similar recruiting tactics | SBNation
Michigan pays Jim Harbaugh $7 million annually to win big. Let's not be surprised that he's using the same practices of Ohio State or the SEC.

Alabama has the talent and scheme to keep this up for a long time | SBNation
...but a good enough passing game could still take down the Tide.

Oregon State was trying to build new locker rooms and instead discovered historic mammoth bones | SBNation
I mean, what else would you expect to find?

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