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West Virginia Prepares For Hot Texas Tech Team On Senior Night

Following two straight victories over then-No. 17 Iowa State and Oklahoma State, the No. 10 West Virginia Mountaineers are poised to extend the winning streak. But as they prepare to honor senior stars Jonathan Holton and Jaysean Paige on Senior Night, there will be no easy out.


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News Of Note


The Lunch: Kwiatkoski proves he’s no ‘4.8 linebacker’ | WV MetroNews
The agent for Nick Kwiatkoski claims the West Virginia linebacker can improve on the 4.73 time he ran at NFL combine, though that speed may have satisfied some scouts.

Itching to coach, Wilson leaves WVU for Glenville State | WV MetroNews
Quincy Wilson announced Tuesday he left his post as West Virginia assistant director of football operations to become running backs coach at Division II Glenville State.


WVU prepares for hot Tech team in Holton, Paige’s final home game | The Daily Athenaeum
Following two straight victories over then-No. 17 Iowa State and Oklahoma State, the No. 10 West Virginia Mountaineers are poised to extend the winning streak. But as they prepare to honor senior stars Jonathan Holton and Jaysean Paige on Senior Night, there will be no easy out.

Road to senior night full of zigs and zags | Exponent Telegram
When West Virginia’s two top seniors — Jaysean Paige and Jonathan Holton — take the court tonight along with the third senior being honored on senior night, Richard Romeo, they will take the traditional final trip down the carpet in the Coliseum.

WVU has much to gain or lose on Senior Night | Beckley Register-Herald
With just two regular season games remaining, No. 10 West Virginia is out of the hunt for a regular season championship. Kansas clinched that title for a 12th straight season Monday night in its win over Texas. But the Mountaineers sit alone in second place entering tonight’s home finale against Texas Tech, and it would be to their advantage to remain there.

WVU’s Paige has performed amazing scoring feats in senior season | The Daily Athenaeum
He took an unusual road to get to West Virginia, but Mountaineer guard Jaysean Paige has had a senior season to remember.

WVU Seniors to Make Final Walk on Carpet Wednesday | WVU Athletics
Senior Night is always an emotional occasion, and that will certainly be the case on Wednesday night for Jaysean Paige, Jonathan Holton and Richard Romeo III.

Senior moments: Paige, Holton made most of transfers to WVU | WV MetroNews
Jonathan Holton sounded sentimental over senior night sneaking up on him. Jaysean Paige was apprehensive about making a pregame speech at midcourt.

WVU starters have been good, but could do more | Charleston Gazette-Mail
By now, the day of the final home game of the season for a team that’s spent most of it ranked and some of it in the top 10, there’s no debating the quality of West Virginia’s bench.

No. 22 WVU Rolls Past ISU for Third-Place Finish | WVU Athletics
Five players reached double-figures as the No. 22-ranked West Virginia University women’s basketball team rolled to an 82-57 victory over Iowa State on Tuesday evening at the Hilton Coliseum to conclude the regular season.

3s and a 3 seed: Mountaineers rout Cyclones on way to Big 12 tourney | WV MetroNews
Teana Muldrow and freshman Katrina Pardee each made four 3-pointers and No. 22 West Virginia spoiled senior night for Iowa State 82-57 at the Hilton Coliseum.

WVU takes down Iowa State in regular season finale | The Daily Athenaeum
If there is anything certain over the final stretch of the season, it’s that containing the West Virginia University women’s basketball team’s offense is no easy task. The Iowa State Cyclones learned that lesson as the Mountaineers took them down in the regular season finale, 82-57.

Seeds Set for Phillips 66 Big 12 WBB | WVU Athletics
The seeds have been determined for the 2016 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship to be played March 4-7 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.


Mazey doing great things for WVU baseball | Exponent Telegram
If all that mattered as a college coach was winning — as so many would make it appear — then in the end college sports would never be as gripping as it is.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Big 12's most iconic plays of the past decade: Nos. 16-20 | ESPN
Steven Parker's deflection, Ndamukong Suh's domination of Texas and Trey Millard's 'hurdle-truck' highlight our countdown of iconic Big 12 plays.

Around The NCAA:

Reviving college football's dead conferences with 2015 rosters | SBNation
Let's turn back the clock.

Cal has finally turned into the NBA farm team they always should have been | SBNation
Cal has as much raw talent as any team in the country and they're finally playing like it.

Bracketology: This is March | SBNation
March has finally arrived. Michigan State, the newest top seed in Chris Dobbertean's projected NCAA Tournament bracket, looks ready to make it a month to remember. Kansas, Villanova and Virginia join the Spartans as No. 1 seeds on March 1st.

What's On Tap

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs (10) West Virginia Mountaineers
Tonight at 7PM on ESPNU from Morgantown. The Mountaineers can lock up the #2 seed in the Big 12 Tournament with a win over the Red Raiders.

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