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The Shotgun/Throwdown (1/21/19): West Virginia Looks To Carry Momentum From Kansas Win Into Tonight’s Matchup With Baylor

You can end a losing streak with one win but it takes two victories to start a winning streak

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WVU basketball: Baylor visits Mountaineers on heels of its own upset win | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia University wasn’t the only Big 12 team to pull of a top 10 upset Saturday. As luck would have it for the Mountaineers, Baylor — fresh off 73-62 win against No. 8 Texas Tech — comes to the WVU Coliseum for a Monday date with West Virginia.

WVU aims for Kansas carryover against Baylor | Times West Virginia
You can end a losing streak with one win but it takes two victories to start a winning streak, and that is just what West Virginia will be trying to do as it goes out to build on its one-point upset of No. 7 Kansas at 9 p.m. in the Coliseum Monday.

Welcome to the Mysterious, Unpredictable World of College Basketball | West Virginia University Athletics
So, who had Saturday's Kansas game as a W for the good guys? Welcome to the mysterious, unpredictable and sometimes strange world of college basketball. Just when you think you have these 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds pegged they go off and do something completely unimaginable. And who out there didn't already have this West Virginia University men's basketball team figured out, right?

Ahmad, Harris come back from benching, come up big in WVU's upset of Kansas | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Seven days prior to West Virginia University’s last-minute, upset win against No. 7 Kansas at the Coliseum, senior Esa Ahmad and junior Wesley Harris were riding the pine.

WVU Streak Ends with Loss at No. 2 Baylor | West Virginia University Athletics
The West Virginia University women's basketball team's three-game Big 12 win streak came to an end on Sunday with a 79-47 loss to No. 2/3 Baylor at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

West Virginia Athletics

No. 2 Mountaineers Win Spring Opener | West Virginia University Athletics
The No. 2-ranked West Virginia University rifle team opened its spring season this afternoon with a 4703-4665 win over No. 7 Ole Miss at the Bill McKenzie Rifle Range inside the WVU Shell Building.

Kiussis Scores in Setback to No. 16 Iowa State | West Virginia University Athletics
Sophomore Nick Kiussis picked up his second straight dual victory, as the West Virginia University wrestling team dropped a 36-3 contest to No. 16 Iowa State at the WVU Coliseum, in Morgantown, on Sunday afternoon.

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The entire 2018 college football season, recapped in hundreds of tweets | SBNation
Relive the season online, Saturday by Saturday.

All 19 FBS divisions, ranked by INTRIGUE FACTOR for 2019 | SBNation
Here’s how the entire landscape stacks up, based purely on how interesting the divisions look.

7 winners and 6 losers from the Conference Championship Round in the 2019 NFL playoffs | SBNation
The Patriots and Rams are the obvious winners as they move on to the Super Bowl, while the officials owe us some answers after this weekend.

Tom Brady’s legacy is untouchable | SBNation
The 41-year old quarterback will be going to his NINTH Super Bowl.

Patrick Mahomes is just getting started | SBNation
The season is over for Mahomes, but this isn’t the end. It’s the beginning.

The Saints got robbed, and have now suffered heartbreaking playoff exits TWO years in a row | SBNation
New Orleans has now suffered heartbreaking back-to-back playoff exits.

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