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The outcome Saturday sent for-now ninth-ranked West Virginia searching. Not for explanations. Those came easy and in abundance following Florida’s 17-point triumph in the Big 12 /SEC Challenge, which the Big 12 won for the third straight year with no help from the Mountaineers.

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News Of Note

Football:

Nehelen confident in direction of WVU football program | Beckley Register-Herald
Don Nehlen may have been born and raised in Ohio, but the former football coach, who spent 21 seasons at West Virginia University, said Sunday he’s blessed to have become a Mountaineer by choice.

Wickline jumps in at WVU after Texas reminder that ‘nobody ever said it would be fair’ | WV MetroNews
Joe Wickline pulls off the road to return a phone call. He can spare only for a few minutes because he’s canvassing high schools and junior colleges, giving recruits his new West Virginia pitch during the crucial runup to signing day.

Basketball:

Huggins considering changes after Florida loss | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The outcome Saturday sent for-now ninth-ranked West Virginia searching. Not for explanations. Those came easy and in abundance following Florida’s 17-point triumph in the Big 12 /SEC Challenge, which the Big 12 won for the third straight year with no help from the Mountaineers.

WVU faces another tough loss at Iowa State unless Holton is reinstated | Beckley Register-Herald
The 17-point loss at the hands of the University of Florida in front of 11,611 fans on the road on Saturday was West Virginia’s worst of the season.

Without Holton, WVU goes down quietly at Florida | The Daily Athenaeum
It’s still in a tie for first place in the Big 12 Conference, but the West Virginia University men’s basketball team sustained a distressing loss down south on Saturday.

Florida trip a fail for Holton-less Mountaineers | WV MetroNews
Until approximately noon, we presumed ninth-ranked West Virginia was this year’s contestant with championship potential. That presumption began shifting 11 seconds after tipoff when Dorian Finney-Smith sank the first of his five 3s.

Holton's absence felt in WVU loss | The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia discovered who its most valuable player is Saturday, but he wasn’t anywhere near Gainesville, Fla., where the Mountaineers were being turned into Gator meat during their game in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge.

Huggins after blowout: ‘OK’ effort not enough vs. Gators | WV MetroNews
After watching Florida put on a 3-point exhibition, West Virginia’s Bob Huggins said he was stunned Gators coach Mike White didn’t make one.

Florida shoots its way past No. 9 WVU, 88-71 | The Exponent Telegram
No. 9 West Virginia ran into Hurricane Dorian on what it hoped would be a nice mid-winter business trip into the Florida sunshine Saturday.

Swamp-bit: West Virginia scorched by Florida 3-pointers | WV MetroNews
No. 9 West Virginia missed forward Jonathan Holton and Florida seemingly could not miss from 3-point range during an 88-71 upset in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

No. 9 WVU falls on road to Florida | Charleston Gazette-Mail
If it could have gone wrong, it did for ninth-ranked WVU in an 88-71 loss to Florida before a crowd of 11,611 at the O’Connell Center.

Florida Too Much for No. 9 WVU | WVU Athletics
Florida came out firing from the start and continued bombing away until the finish of today’s 88-71 victory over ninth-ranked West Virginia in this year’s SEC/Big 12 Challenge at the O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida.

Photo gallery: West Virginia fall to Florida in cross-conference battle | WV MetroNews
Photo coverage from the No. 9 Mountaineers’ 88-71 loss to Florida in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Martin Paces No. 24 WVU in Loss to No. 4 BU | WVU Athletics
The No. 24-ranked West Virginia University women’s basketball team jumped out to an early eight point lead, but No. 4 Baylor used a strong second quarter performance to collect a 71-61 victory over the Mountaineers in front of 4,168 fans at the WVU Coliseum on Saturday.

No. 4 Baylor women ride interior dominance to series sweep at WVU | WV MetroNews
Alexis Jones scored 21 points but freshman Beatrice Mompremier was the bigger key in No. 4 Baylor’s 71-61 victory at No. 24 West Virginia on Saturday.

West Virginia Athletics:

No. 1 Mountaineers Earn Resounding Win | WVU Athletics
In front of a supportive crowd of nearly 300 Mountaineer fans, the No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team shot 2373 air rifle en route to a resounding 4719-4654 victory over No. 10 NC State at the WVU Rifle Range and the WVU Indoor Track.

Three Claim Wins in Loss to No. 3 NC State | WVU Athletics
Three Mountaineers earned victories as the West Virginia University wrestling team suffered a 24-9 setback at the hands of No. 3 NC State at the WVU Coliseum on Sunday.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Buddy Hield saves the day again for Oklahoma against Ben Simmons and LSU | SBNation
In a battle of the two best players in the country, Hield and Oklahoma outlasted LSU.

Kansas wins 37th straight at home, tops Kentucky in overtime thriller | SBNation
The fourth-ranked Jayhawks proved once again why they're nearly unbeatable in Lawrence by clawing out an overtime win over Kentucky Saturday night.

Around The NCAA:

Meet the Bag Man | SBNation
How some college football players are bought, in the words of a man who delivers the money.

Only a few of NCAA's 'roughly 30' Ole Miss allegations concern football, per sources | SBNation
The Rebels aren't all that worried about the potential of major violations impacting the football program.

Recruiting

Mountaineers land pair of JUCO All-Americans | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia added a major piece to its 2016 recruiting class late Saturday night when Northwest Mississippi Community College running back Justin Crawford pledged to West Virginia over offers from South Carolina, Missouri, Louisville and more.

Pledges from 2 juco All-Americans highlight recruiting weekend | WV MetroNews
In the runup to national signing day, West Virginia landed commitments from 1,600-yard rusher Justin Crawford and massive offensive tackle Craig Smith.

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