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West Virginia Expected To Be Among Favorites In NCAA Tournament

West Virginia looks set to claim its highest NCAA Tournament seed since its Final Four season of 2009-10, but how the Mountaineers' tournament adventure will shape up still is uncertain.


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West Virginia expected to be among favorites in NCAA Tournament | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
West Virginia on Selection Sunday looks set to claim its highest NCAA Tournament seed since its Final Four season of 2009-10, but how the Mountaineers' tournament adventure will shape up still is uncertain.

Williams with historic effort in defeat | Exponent Telegram
On a day when his teammates decided to go into cruise control, Williams unleashed one of the most magnificent performances any Mountaineer had ever put on going back to West, Hundley and Thorn and right through the likes of Fritz Williams, Lowes Moore and Da’Sean Butler.

Stuck playing runners-up to Kansas again, WVU ready to bust brackets | WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor's column from Kansas City where the Mountaineers couldn't take down top-ranked Kansas.

Kansas' hot shooting sends WVU home empty-handed in Big 12 final | The Daily Athenaeum
Before heading west to Kansas City, the West Virginia Mountaineers talked about not just getting their first-ever Big 12 Tournament win, but bringing a trophy back home to Morgantown, West Virginia. But No. 9 West Virginia had no answer for No. 1 Kansas’ hot shooting, and instead, they’ll return home with nothing to show for their run to the Big 12 Tournament final.

Kansas tops WVU for Big 12 title | Exponent Telegram
West Virginia followed its finest moment with one of its most disappointing, wasting a historic performance by center Devin Williams when no one else stepped up to help him in losing to No. 1 seed Kansas, 81-71, in the final of the Big 12 tournament Saturday in Kansas City’s Sprint Center.

Shotmakers make it a double-banner for top-ranked Jayhawks | WV MetroNews
Devonte Graham made deep shots, and Devin Williams muscled in the close ones. Press Virginia made its inevitable run, but top-ranked Kansas made it a double-banner year in the Big 12.

Photo gallery: West Virginia falls to Kansas for conference title | WV MetroNews
Images from Saturday night’s Big 12 tournament championship between No. 9 West Virginia and No. 1 Kansas.

So far, ‘Press Virginia’ has been ‘Best Virginia’ | Charleston Gazette-Mail
As we move into Selection Sunday, let’s stop and take a beat this morning.


WVU Wins Series with 12-Inning Galusky Walk-Off | WVU Athletics
Freshman shortstop Jimmy Galusky hit a walk-off single in the 12th inning to send the West Virginia University baseball team to a 6-5 victory over Old Dominion in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday night at Monongalia County Ballpark.

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Mountaineers Four-Peat! | WVU Athletics
For the fourth straight year, the West Virginia University rifle team will bring hardware home to Morgantown, as the No. 1-ranked Mountaineers finished first at the 2016 NCAA Championships today with a 4703 score, shot at the University of Akron’s Louis & Freda Stile Athletics Field House.

Sear Leads WVU at Seminole Intercollegiate | WVU Athletics
Freshman Max Sear carded a 69 in the final round to finish tied for 13th, leading the West Virginia University golf team on day two of the Seminole Intercollegiate at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Kansas wins 10th Big 12 Tournament title, makes case for No. 1 overall seed | SBNation
You can pretty much write in the Jayhawks as the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Around The NCAA:

Bracketology: San Diego State makes the bubble even messier | SBNation
Just when you thought the picture couldn't get muddier, the Aztecs went and lost the Mountain West final. Our resident bracketologist has a fresh update of the bubble picture based on yet another surprising loss by a conference title favorite.

2016 Southland Conference Tournament Final: Stephen F. Austin cruises back to NCAA Tournament | Mid-Major Madness
The Lumberjacks built a 19-point lead in the first half and never looked back.

Heroes of March | SB Nation
Every March Madness has a hero. These are the most memorable.

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