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WVU Shakes Slide, Defeats KState 89-51

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NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

It was not pretty, but the #15 Mountaineers (17-6, 6-4) did what they failed to do during a slump in January — put away an opponent after leading at halftime, as WVU pulled away to a comfortable 89-51 victory over Kansas State (16-7, 5-5).

WVU was led by Sagabe Konate with 19-points and 9-rebounds to go along with a thunderous block, eating a close-range jumper by KState’s Chris Wade, who was held to under 20-points for the first time in six games. Konate was joined in double figures by James Bolden (13), Teddy Allen (12) and Wesley Harris (10). Jevon Carer also recorded 10-assists, moving him to fifth all-time at WVU.

For the Wildcats, this was their second straight loss to a top-25 team, following a 56-70 loss to rival Kansas in the Octogon.

Up Next: The Mountaineers travel to Norman for a showdown with the Sooners and Trae Young in primetime on Big Monday. The Wildcats head to Austin for a date with the Longhorns on Wednesday, February 7.