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Upon Further Review, West Virginia Is In The Big 12 Title Game

West Virginia won and lost and then won the Big 12 semifinal Friday night.


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News Of Note


Spring primer: West Virginia Mountaineers | ESPN
How will West Virginia build off an 8-5 season that ended with a thrilling Cactus Bowl shootout win over Arizona State? The Mountaineers get their spring drills underway on Sunday. Here are some key storylines to watch.

Senior in the spotlight: West Virginia Mountaineers | ESPN
Receiver Daikiel Shorts will be looking to show the consistency that has been lacking after he opened eyes during his true freshman season.


Upon further review, Mountaineers in Big 12 title game | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia won and lost and then won the Big 12 semifinal Friday night.

A lot can, and did, happen in 1.8 seconds | WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Yet what we’ll remember is the final 1.8 seconds. Here’s how the Mountaineers chose to recall it late Friday night.

The Oklahoma Sooners Are Eliminated By The West Virginia Mountaineers After Miracle Shot Waved Off | Crimson And Cream Machine
After trailing through a majority of the second half, the Oklahoma Sooners found themselves with a slim lead over the West Virginia Mountaineers. However, an unimaginable series of events were waiting to unfold in the final seconds of play.

Every second counts: West Virginia outlasts Sooners 69-67 | WV MetroNews
Buddy Hield’s 44-foot miracle shot came a nanosecond too late, making West Virginia’s Jaysean Paige the hero instead.

Mountaineers provide lesson in superstar containment | WV MetroNews
The magnificent Buddy Hield nearly vanished during the Big 12 tournament semifinals thanks to West Virginia's defensive attention.

WVU Wins in Dramatic Fashion | WVU Athletics
West Virginia advances to Saturday's championship game against Kansas.

Should WVU have intentionally missed final free throw? | WV MetroNews
After poor foul shooting factored into earlier West Virginia losses, the Big 12’s second-worst free throw team was generally thrilled with making 13-of-16 against Oklahoma in Friday’s 69-67 win.

Photo gallery: West Virginia edges Oklahoma in thriller | WV MetroNews
Check out the photos from Friday night’s Big 12 tournament semifinal thriller, which West Virginia won 69-67 over Oklahoma.


Squeeze Bunt Drives in Winner in Comeback Win | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team scored two runs in eighth inning on a squeeze bunt to come back for a 4-3 win on Opening Day at Monongalia County Ballpark on Friday afternoon.

Guerrini puts squeeze on ODU in home opener | WV MetroNews
West Virginia pulled ahead on Ray Guerrini’s two-run suicide squeeze in the eighth and held on for a 4-3 win in Friday’s home opener.

WVU squeezes out win over Old Dominion | Exponent Telegram
West Virginia’s baseball team "squeezed" out a victory as it finally got to play a home game on Friday, beating a strong Old Dominion team, 4-2, before 1,135 fans at Monongalia County Ballpark.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU Captures NCAA Smallbore Title | WVU Athletics
The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team opened the defense of its three consecutive national championships strong, as the Mountaineers won the 2016 NCAA smallbore title with a score of 2338.

Freshman Duo Pacing WVU in Florida | WVU Athletics
The freshman duo of Max Sear and Tristan Nicholls is leading the way for the West Virginia University golf team after the first round of the Seminole Intercollegiate at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Florida

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

3-point follow: Kansas 70, Baylor 66 | WV MetroNews
A three-point followup to No. 1 Kansas defeating No. 22 Baylor 70-66 in the Big 12 tournament semifinals Friday night.

Big 12 Tournament: Kansas Baylor Recap | Rock Chalk Talk
Kansas advances to the Big 12 Tournament Championship game.

Here's how Cincinnati's pitching itself as a Big 12 expansion candidate | SBNation
This summer, the Big 12 might finally be ready to decide whether to expand to 12 teams. It isn't a secret that the University of Cincinnati would like to be one of those teams.

Around The NCAA:

Here's the 2016 bracket college football would use if it had March Madness | SBNation
The NCAA Tournament is good. College football is good. Let us combine good things.

Bracketology: Michigan and UConn grab huge wins; Florida and GW fall away | SBNation
The Huskies just about locked up a bid while the Wolverines moved closer to safety by winning nailbiters on Friday afternoon. Our resident bracketologist checks in with a fresh look at the bubble after a thrilling afternoon.

Isaiah Whitehead is leading the Seton Hall Pirates into uncharted waters | SBNation
Isaiah Whitehead has transformed into the player he was supposed to be. And now he has Seton Hall where they're not supposed to be.

What's On Tap

2016 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri


#2 West Virginia Mountaineers vs #1 Kansas Jayhawks
Tonight at 6PM on ESPN. The Mountaineers face the Jayhawks in the rubber match for the Big 12 title. Kansas is currently 3 point favorites.

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