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Freshman forward Oscar Tshiebwe of the West Virginia men’s basketball team has collected his third Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Week honor. Tshiebwe won the award after he posted his sixth double-double of the season with 17 points and 17 rebounds at #3 Kansas.
In his first game against a conference opponent in the league’s toughest venue, West Virginia freshman Oscar Tshiebwe gained attention and respect from his peers with a 17-point, 17-rebound double-double. Check out what Kansas senior center Udoka Azubuike had to say about the WVU newcomer.
West Virginia’s star freshman duo of Oscar Tshiebwe and Miles McBride gave the Mountaineers life on offense, as they earned their first conference win of the season at Oklahoma State, 55-41.
The West Virginia men’s basketball team fell just one spot in the Associated Press Top 25 and are now ranked at #17 this week. WVU also slipped from #10 to #12 in the NET rankings.
The #19 West Virginia women’s basketball team earned its first Big 12 win of the season on Sunday afternoon, as the Mountaineers defeated Kansas State, 74-63. WVU was led by a career-high 24 points from redshirt junior guard Kysre Gondrezick.
The West Virginia women’s basketball team remains #19 in the latest Associated Press Top-25 Poll. WVU is 11-1 after winning its Big 12 opener at Kansas State.
Around the Big 12
Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton registered the Big 12 Conference’s first triple-double of the season to win his second Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award. #17 West Virginia’s Oscar Tshiebwe recorded a double-double to be named Newcomer of the Week for the third time this season.
Oklahoma State forward Natasha Mack collected her first Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honor. Iowa State’s Maggie Espenmiller-McGraw collected her first Freshman of the Week award after leading the Cyclones to a win.
The Big 12 Conference is loaded with good teams and a schedule that will be full of marquee matchups. Another one of those games is happening tonight when #4 Baylor visits #22 Texas Tech.
Around the NCAA
Jay Bilas presents Volume II of “The Bilas Index” that ranks the top 68 teams in college basketball. Bilas has West Virginia at #14 in his ranking and he also discusses the game’s officiating problem.
Undefeated Auburn and San Diego State both join the top 10. West Virginia dropped one spot to #17 after their seven-point loss to #3 Kansas.
Conference play is here. Let’s talk about the 10 biggest things that happened during the first weekend of the conference grind.
There were a few surprises on Wild Card Weekend, shaking up Geoff Schwartz’s latest confidence rankings.
The NFL has a lot of great stories to tell, and the New England Patriots’ had begun to feel old.
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