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Chasing Oklahoma: What's keeping West Virginia from taking down OU? | ESPN
Oklahoma and Kansas State are the only two teams the Mountaineers haven't beaten in four Big 12 seasons.
WVU’s Paige finds ways to score while shot progresses | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Jaysean Paige stood at the intersection of fate and futility Saturday. Naturally, it was on the left side of the court, a place he’s made his home in the senior’s second season with West Virginia’s basketball team.
Paige, WVU come back to seize second place in Big 12 Conference | The Daily Athenaeum
When everything appeared to be falling apart, Jaysean Paige found a way to help lift the Mountaineers into sole possession of second place.
WVU looking to peak at right time | Exponent Telegram
In sports, timing is everything. That’s maybe the most important lesson anyone involved in the games people play, watch or bet on must learn.
Strong second half carries WVU past Oklahoma State | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia started off in some trouble in the first half Saturday, but finished the day alone in second place in the top-rated conference in the country.
West Virginia wins ugly—but by plenty—at Oklahoma State | WV MetroNews
No. 14 West Virginia piled up twice as many turnovers as assists, never got its transition game revving and shot well below its season average. Still, it had ample ammunition to throttle short-handed Oklahoma State 70-56 on Saturday in Stillwater.
Photo gallery: Mountaineers handle OSU, 70-56 | WV MetroNews
Images from No. 14 West Virginia’s 70-56 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Holmes Nets 27 in Memorable Win over No. 22 OSU | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University women’s basketball senior guard Bria Holmes capped a memorable Senior Night with a team-high 27 points, as the Mountaineers rolled to an 82-48 victory over No. 22 Oklahoma State on Saturday evening at the WVU Coliseum.
Senior Day has nice ring for Holmes in romp over Oklahoma State | WV MetroNews
Bria Holmes made Senior Day memories with 27 points and a marriage proposal and freshman Tynice Martin poured in 20 as West Virginia steamrolled No. 22 Oklahoma State 82-48 on Saturday.
Holmes scores 27, gets engaged after blowout Senior Night win | The Daily Athenaeum
After allowing the Cowgirls to have a dominating win in Stillwater, where the Mountaineers shot 32 percent from the field; West Virginia shot 55.2 percent on Saturday, clinching the Mountaineers’ second victory over a Top 25 team, this season.
Offense, Myers Lead WVU to Sweep at UNLV | WVU Athletics
For the third consecutive day, the West Virginia University baseball team put on an offensive display in a 9-4 victory at UNLV to sweep the series on Sunday in Las Vegas.
West Virginia storms to three-game sweep over UNLV | WV MetroNews
Freshman shortstop Jimmy Galusky went 5-for-5 with his first college homer, sparking West Virginia to a 9-4 win over UNLV on Sunday that completed a three-game sweep.
WVU completes sweep of UNLV | Exponent Telegram
West Virginia coach Randy Mazey knew he had a solid weekend starting pitching staff heading into the season, but even he has to be pleasantly surprised with the way the Mountaineers have begun the year.
Bats blow up as WVU dominates UNLV in weekend sweep | The Daily Athenaeum
Going into the season, the West Virginia University baseball team was expected to be a squad that got the job done with quick, small-ball offense and strong starting pitching.
West Virginia Athletics:
No. 1 WVU Captures its Seventh Straight GARC Title | WVU Athletics
The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team shot a two-day total of 4702 to capture its seventh straight Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) Championship
Around The Big XII:
Kansas wins 12th consecutive Big 12 title under Bill Self | SBNation
The Jayhawks have earned at least a share of the Big 12 title for the 12th straight year.
Shaka Smart’s unrelenting positivity is awakening a sleeping giant at Texas | SBNation
The new Longhorns coach has already made substantial progress, and he's just getting started.
Around The NCAA:
The 2016 Conference USA football preview countdown, from North Texas to WKU | SBNation
From now through August, Bill C. will preview one college football team in great detail per weekday, working his way through all of FBS. Follow along!
Penn State's joining the up-tempo spread revolution, and here's how it'll work | SBNation
James Franklin's bringing in an FCS coaching whiz to overhaul the Nittany Lions' tactics and get things moving.
Patience, perseverance finally paying off for Kevin Willard and Seton Hall | SBNation
No major conference coach has dealt with more adversity in recent years than Kevin Willard has at Seton Hall, but after Sunday's win over Xavier, it looks like the perseverance of so many in South Orange is finally paying off.
Mountaineers again tapping Lackawanna pipeline for Class of ’17 | Charleston Gazette-Mail
After signing seven junior college players in the 2016 class, the West Virginia coaches said there likely won’t be an emphasis at that level for 2017. The Mountaineers won’t pass on elite talent at the right positions, though, and that’s why a couple early offers have gone out at the JUCO ranks this month.