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West Virginia Carrying Momentum Into Big 12 Tournament

West Virginia and coach Bob Huggins take a four-game winning streak into this week's Big 12 tournament.


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News Of Note


WVU grants exception, gives Galloway multi-year deal | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia assistant football coach Lonnie Galloway agreed to a contract extension last month that goes through the 2017 season and raises his salary $25,000.


WVU carrying momentum into Big 12 tournament | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia and coach Bob Huggins take a four-game winning streak into this week's Big 12 tournament.

WVU's work ethic unmatched by most | Exponent Telegram
Bob Huggins helped guide WVU to a 24-7 regular season record, but he credits the improvement of the players on his roster as the biggest reason for his team's successful season.

WVU clinches second in Big 12 with Baylor win | The Daily Athenaeum
The preseason rankings left the Mountaineers out, and voters projected them to finish sixth in the Big 12. But they found a way to overcome the odds for a second straight year.

WVU’s Paige named Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Jaysean Paige started one game during the regular season. He missed 8 of 10 shots and told his coach he was better off starting the game on the bench. The rest of the Big 12 coaches agreed.

Paige unanimous choice for Sixth Man award; make 2nd-team All-Big 12 | WV MetroNews
Jaysean Paige picked up Sixth Man of the Year honors in the Big 12, but settled for second-team all-conference Sunday.

WVU Falls to Texas in Big 12 Semifinals | WVU Athletics
The No. 3-seed West Virginia University women’s basketball team could not overcome a pair of big runs by No. 2-seed Texas in a 67-51 loss in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Basketball Championship semifinal round on Sunday evening at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

3rd time no charm for Mountaineers: Longhorns roll big in semifinals | WV MetroNews
For the third time this season, the No. 6 Longhorns took Holmes out of her game and beat the Mountaineers 67-51 Sunday in the Big 12 women’s semifinals at  Chesapeake Energy Arena.

WVU falls short to Texas in Big 12 semifinal, 67-51 | The Daily Athenaeum
The last time the West Virginia University women’s basketball team met the Texas Longhorns in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals, it was in 2014. At that time, it was the Mountaineers who earned a berth in the conference championship game.


WVU Caps Roadtrip with 9-2 win at Hawaii | WVU Athletics
In the final game of an 11-day, eight game roadtrip, the West Virginia University baseball team’s offense broke out for nine runs to lead WVU to a 9-2 victory at Hawaii in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Les Murakami Stadium.

WVU finishes opening road trip with four-game split in Hawaii | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University baseball team’s surging momentum hit a slight snag over the weekend as the Mountaineers finished their season-opening road trip by splitting a four-game series in Hawaii.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Big 12's most iconic plays of the past decade: Nos. 1-5 | ESPN
A look at the five most memorable Big 12 plays in the past 10 years, including TCU's miracle catch from the 2015 season.

Around The NCAA:

Lovie Smith expected to be next Illinois coach, per multiple reports | SBNation
The former Bears and Bucs coach hasn't worked at the college level in a couple decades, but he's won a bunch of games in this state.

A timeline of the Illinois athletic department's tumultuous year | SBNation
The Illini have had an eventful last year.

How does college football's spring practice work? Here are 5 quick things to know | SBNation
There are rules, but probably not as many as you'd think. Still, everything ends up about the same everywhere.

Bracketology: Bubble teams and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day | SBNation
Northern Iowa's win over Wichita State in the Missouri Valley semifinals was just one of several results that might cause ripple effects throughout all of Championship Week. The Shockers remain in our projected bracket, for the moment anyway.

College basketball's Championship Week is America's only perfect sports tradition | SBNation
The madness before the madness is upon us, which means it's time for a full rundown of what and who to be on the watch for over the course of the next two weeks.

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