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West Virginia Falls To Texas And Out Of First Place

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Daxter Miles’ pulled hamstring kept him in Morgantown, Jaysean Paige’s sprained ankle kept him on the bench, and No. 10 West Virginia couldn’t keep its grip on first place in the Big 12.

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News Of Note

Basketball:

Taylor-made offense sacks short-handed West Virginia | WV MetroNews
Daxter Miles’ pulled hamstring kept him in Morgantown, Jaysean Paige’s sprained ankle kept him on the bench, and No. 10 West Virginia couldn’t keep its grip on first place in the Big 12.

Mountaineers fall to Texas, lose Paige | The Exponent Telegram
A shorthanded No. 10 West Virginia team put together a powerful late rally to put a scare into No. 24 Texas, but the Mountaineers had no defense for either Texas’ 3-point or free throw shooting Tuesday night and suffered an 85-78 defeat.

West Virginia falls once again to Texas, drops out of Big 12 first place tie | The Daily Athenaeum
Despite the higher ranking, West Virginia never found a way to get past the Longhorns this season.

Texas Too Much For WVU in Austin | WVU Athletics
Isaiah Taylor scored 23 points and freshman guard Eric Davis Jr. came off the bench to add 15 to lead Texas to an 85-78 victory over 10th-ranked West Virginia tonight at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center in Austin, Texas.

Davis sparks No. 24 Texas over No. 10 West Virginia 85-78 | Beckley Register-Herald
Eric Davis Jr. scored 15 points and sparked a flurry of first-half 3-pointers for No. 24 Texas as the Longhorns held off a late rally to beat No. 10 West Virginia 85-78 on Tuesday night.

No. 24 Texas too much for No. 10 WVU | Charleston Gazette-Mail
No. 10 WVU is no longer in first place in the Big 12 after Tuesday’s 85-78 loss to No. 24 Texas before a crowd of 12,284 at the Frank Erwin Center.

Photo gallery: West Virginia a game back with loss at Texas | WV MetroNews
Photo coverage from No. 10 West Virginia’s 85-78 loss at No. 24 Texas on Tuesday. The Mountaineers fell to a game back of Kansas in the Big 12 Conference standings with the loss to the Longhorns.

Entertainment in Saturday's game won't only come from WVU, Sooners | The Exponent Telegram
RED PANDA!!!

West Virginia Athletics:

No. 1 WVU’s perfect regular season one of the best in NCAA history | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University rifle team concluded the regular season undefeated, defeating conference foe No. 14 Navy last week. Along with maintaining the No. 1 ranking and winning a third consecutive GARC regular season title, the Mountaineers posted arguably the most impressive season in NCAA rifle history.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Boren says Big 12 expansion decision should come this summer | News OK
The University of Cincinnati is excited about a possible invitation to the Big 12, and the Bearcats ought to be optimistic. But not because of some emails between UC president Santa Ono and OU president David Boren. The excitement should stem from the growing belief that expansion indeed is in the Big 12's future.

Big 12 expansion decision could reportedly come by summer | SBNation
Could this story finally be coming to a merciful end?

Around The NCAA:

HOW TO SURVIVE THE NEXT THREE WEEKS | Every Day Should Be Saturday
IT'S A NEWS DESERT OUT THERE, BUT YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN WATER

How Tom Herman developed his coaching style, piece by piece | SBNation
Ever wonder how the country's hottest coaching name developed his approach?

Bracketology: Kansas, North Carolina return to the top line | SBNation
With Iowa and Xavier losing since last Tuesday's bracket, the Jayhawks and Tar Heels were more than ready to take their places. Closer to the cut line, Alabama and Wisconsin leap into the field, while Texas Tech is lurking.

Kentucky's 2 most unlikely recruits are dragging the Wildcats back from the dead | SBNation
Tyler Ulis is cooking, Derek Willis is on fire and Kentucky is back in business.

Ben Simmons might be shooting with the wrong hand | SBNation
If Ben Simmons is so good with his right hand, why does he take his jumpers as a lefty?

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