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The West Virginia women’s basketball team earned a hard-fought road victory at Texas Tech on Wednesday, 71-69. A trio of Mountaineers scored in double figures in the win, as redshirt junior guard Kysre Gondrezick led the way with 19 points, followed by redshirt senior guard Tynice Martin with 16 points and sophomore forward Kari Niblack with 12 points.
Despite a second half scoring lull, the West Virginia men’s basketball team found its missing moxie and was able to hold off a late comeback by Iowa State Tuesday night. WVU won 77-71, with sophomore forward Derek Culver and freshman guard Miles “Deuce” McBride leading the way with 17 points each.
West Virginia Athletics
Four members of the West Virginia wrestling team earned pre-seeds for the 2020 Big 12 Wrestling Championship. Redshirt sophomore Noah Adams enters the tournament as the #1 seed at 197 pounds. The Coal City, West Virginia, native finished the regular season with a perfect, 29-0 record.
It has been 18 years since the West Virginia baseball team have thrown a nine-inning no-hitter and it almost occurred 18 years to the day. Four WVU pitchers, including three freshmen, combined for a no-hitter against Kent State last night.
Around the Big 12
The Big 12 Conference has released the pre-seeds ahead of the Big 12 Wrestling Championship set for March 7-8. Oklahoma State led the Conference with three #1 seeds, followed by two from Northern Iowa, while Iowa State, Oklahoma, Utah Valley, West Virginia, and Wyoming had one each.
62 track and field student-athletes from the Big 12 have qualified for the 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships. Six student-athletes will compete in multiple events.
#4 Baylor prevented its week from falling into the pits of catastrophe, as it outlasted Texas Tech 71-68 at home in overtime on Monday night to avoid its first losing streak of the season.
Around the NCAA
The first Tuesday of March 2020 was a very good night overall for bubble teams, with Texas coming away as the biggest winner. Here is what the picture surrounding the bracketology cut line looks like on the morning of Wednesday, March 4.
Watch out for bid stealers during Championship Week! Here are 10 teams that could sneak their way into the big dance.
Heavy favorites are typically the norm on Championship Week, but this is not an across the board deal. Here are the five leagues that may prove to have the wackiest of wacky postseasons.
These are the college basketball players you need to know as Championship Week grabs the spotlight.
Here are five conference tournament title games that we need to see this postseason.
Shaquille O’Neal turned up to TNT on Tuesday night looking a little bit different. Shaq made a bet with Dwyane Wade that the Bucks would blow out the Heat by 20 on Monday night, which went poorly.
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