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The Shotgun/Throwdown (1/22/19): Jevon Carter Continues to Inspire Mountaineer Fans

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Check out what Jevon Carter did for a young WVU fan, before his game with the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions.

Basketball

Bears Claw Out a 12-Point Win Over WVU - West Virginia University Athletics
Makai Mason's season-high 29 points led Baylor to an 85-73 victory over West Virginia here at the WVU Coliseum Monday night.

First Half Scoring Drought Dooms West Virginia Against Baylor - The Smoking Musket
A strong second half effort wasn’t enough to get the Mountaineers over the hump against the Bears.

Cold snap dooms Mountaineers
Another lengthy scoring drought led to West Virginia’s downfall against Baylor, as the Mountaineers fell 85-73.

West Virginia Athletics

Vault, Floor Lineups Nationally Ranked - West Virginia University Athletics
Following three weeks of competition, the West Virginia gymnastics team sits in the top 20 of the Road to Nationals Rankings on vault and floor exercise.

West Virginia returns with win over Ole Miss | Sports | thedaonline.com
After a two-month hiatus the #2 West Virginia Mountaineers rifle team defeated the #7 Ole Miss Rebels, by a final of 4703-4665.

Meet the Mountaineers: Keatan Broughton - West Virginia University Athletics
Throughout the spring semester, Mountaineer fans will have the unique opportunity to get acquainted with the WVU volleyball team. Check out the first edition of "Meet the Mountaineers."

NBA

WATCH: Jevon Carter Makes WVU Fan's Day
Jevon Carter is making memories for Mountaineer fans.

On Jevon Carter, Ivan Rabb, and the future - Grizzly Bear Blues
The Grizzlies’ struggles means a focus on the future is becoming more of a reality. That focus should begin within.

Around the Big 12

Conference Breakdown: Looking at the Big 12 heading into 2019
A look back at the Big 12 in 2018, plus an early preview of what fans can expect from the conference in 2019.

KU Jayhawks vs ISU Cyclones basketball recap, score, 1/21/19 | The Kansas City Star
The #9 Kansas Jayhawks knocked off the #24 Iowa State Cyclones 80-76 on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Can Texas pass the next Big 12 challenge?
Shaka Smart is putting a lot of pressure on his Texas team to perform on the road this week at TCU and at Georgia.

Around the NCAA

NCAA Basketball Rankings: Tennessee takes over as No. 1 in the AP Poll - SBNation.com
The Vols are the top-ranked team for just the second time in school history. Will West Virginia knock them from the top spot at the end of this week?

10 things to know about college basketball’s craziest weekend so far - SBNation.com
It was a crazy weekend in college hoops with five of the nation’s top 11 teams tasting defeat.

Texas A&M could move up or down in 2019: the equally compelling cases - SBNation.com
If you want to talk yourself into the Aggies as either a Playoff team or a Liberty Bowl team, you can do it.

Why UConn should probably drop to FCS and leave the AAC - SBNation.com
The Huskies’ situation in the AAC is as bad financially as it is on the field. Dropping a level could help fix both.

Patriots-Chiefs would’ve been improved by college overtime rules - SBNation.com
The AFC Championship came down to one team getting to put its Hall of Fame QB on the field, rather than its reeling defense. It's time for the NFL to make a change, so a coin toss doesn't decide the outcome of an overtime game.

No pass interference call on Rams probably cost Saints a Super Bowl spot - SBNation.com
The Saints lost to the Rams in overtime. They likely would have won in regulation if not for this mistake.

Super Bowl 2019: Tony Romo predicted so many Patriots plays vs. Chiefs - SBNation.com
Tony Romo knew exactly what the Patriots offense was going to do on seemingly every play.

Super Bowl 2019 predictions: 5 early picks for Patriots vs. Rams - SBNation.com
Now that we know that the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will be battling against each other in Super Bowl 53, it’s time to make some early predictions about the game.

Carmelo Anthony trade: Rockets deal embattled star to the Bulls - SBNation.com
Melo’s stint in Houston is finally over.

How can the NFL fix its Saints officiating problem? - SBNation.com
The NFL can consider a rule change, but it really just needs its officials to be better.


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