The West Virginia Mountaineers (9-9, 1-5) stopped their conference skid in spectacular fashion on Saturday afternoon with a 65-64 win over the No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks in Morgantown. It took six games for it to happen, but we may have just hit the turning point on the season.
The Mountaineers and Jayhawks battled it out for the full 40 minutes, with the lead changing 19 times. Kansas led for over 16 minutes in the second half, but a corner three from Wesley Harris and a Derek Culver layup put the Mountaineers within one point with 1:26 remaining.
Culver pulled down a rebound on a missed layup by Marcus Garrett, but gave it right back to Garrett with an errant pass. Out of a Kansas timeout, Lagerald Vick missed a three pointer that would have iced the game for the Jayhawks, setting up the game winning play for Jermaine Haley.
And that's the ball game, folks! pic.twitter.com/K2FUbFQEH8— WVU Basketball (@WVUhoops) January 19, 2019
The Mountaineers are back in action on Monday night, where they will take on the Baylor Bears in Morgantown. That game tips off at 9:00 PM EST and will be televised on ESPNU.