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"Bench" Gets New Definition For West Virginia Basketball

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Every night, about 15 minutes prior to tipoff, West Virginia University basketball’s Twitter sends out its starting lineup for the upcoming game. It’s starting to lose its luster.

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News Of Note

Basketball:

"Bench" Gets New Definition for WVU Hoops | WV Illustrated
Every night, about 15 minutes prior to tipoff, West Virginia University basketball’s Twitter sends out its starting lineup for the upcoming game. It’s starting to lose its luster.

Hard work paying off for Phillip | Exponent Telegram
As Huggins sat in his office, he enjoyed hearing the hollow echo of a basketball bouncing down on the floor and some of his players, including Tarik Phillip and Jaysean Paige, taking extra shots.

WVU looks to keep up with the pack vs. TCU | The Daily Athenaeum
With its opportunity to win the Big 12 Conference regular season title mathematically out the window, the West Virginia women’s basketball team will focus on keeping pace with the rest of the pack tonight as the Mountaineers start a two-game home stand against the TCU Horned Frogs.

WVU Aims to Rebound vs. TCU | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team opens its final homestand of the season against TCU on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum.

Medley-Holmes matchup highlights WVU's clash with TCU | Exponent Telegram
For the second time in three nights a basketball shootout will be the entertainment at the Coliseum and this one offers two of the best individual players in Big 12 women’s basketball going at each other for the final time in regular season play.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU’s place set as teams await announcement of NCAA field | The Daily Athenaeum
The final eight teams to compete for the NCAA championship will be announced Thursday afternoon. While the field won’t be known for sure until 5 p.m. on Thursday, it can be assumed what teams will make the cut by examining last weekend’s qualifying results.

Duo Named to CONCACAF Best XI | WVU Athletics
Following the conclusion of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship Texas on Feb. 21, West Virginia University juniors Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence were named to the Best XI Team.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Big 12 Tuesday mailbag: Talking Cincinnati Cincinnati and the Big 12 | ESPN
In today's mailbag we chat about Cincinnati and the Big 12, Kansas' long-term title hopes and home attendance leaders.

No. 2 Kansas wins at No. 19 Baylor, closing in on another Big 12 title | FOX Sports
Landen Lucas and Wayne Selden felt the wrath of Kansas coach Bill Self at halftime, when the second-ranked Jayhawks trailed No. 19 Baylor. They made up for it down the stretch, and moved Kansas a step closer to its 12th consecutive Big 12 title with a 66-60 victory Tuesday night.

Texas Tech with first-ever 5-game Big 12 win streak after beating TCU | FOX Sports
Texas Tech was looking to make history Tuesday night against TCU and did just that.

Around The NCAA:

Breaking down college basketball's best conference championship races | SBNation
People say regular season conference championships don't mean anything in college basketball, but all the teams currently in the thick of these races would likely beg to differ.

Bracketology: NCAA Tournament bubbles are bursting all over the country | SBNation
The Jayhawks, Wildcats, Oklahoma and North Carolina remain on the top line of Chris Dobbertean's projected bracket, but several bubble teams severely damaged their chances since Friday.

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Bruce Feldman on interesting teams and Pac-12 life | SBNation
Bruce Feldman joined Bill and Godfrey to talk about the most interesting teams in recent college football, from early-'00s Miami to mid-'00s USC. Other topics: Life in the Pac-12, second-chance hires, and Bill's Kickstarter project.

One Shining Podcast: Anyone can make the Final Four | SBNation
College basketball is wide open this year. On this episode of One Shining Podcast, Ricky O'Donnell and Scott Phillips assess the top 60 teams on KenPom and figure out which ones have what it takes to reach Houston.

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