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The West Virginia men’s basketball team got an upset win at home on Wednesday night, over #14 TCU. The victory ended the Mountaineers five-game losing streak.
Fifth-year senior Kedrian “Keddy” Johnson led WVU with a career-high 20 points. Senior forward Jimmy Bell Jr. had an even bigger impact with a double-double consisting of 15 points and 12 rebounds. The Horned Frogs struggled from the field early in the game, which helped the Mountaineers gain a lead in the first half. TCU’s shooting picked up in the second half, which dwindled WVU’s lead, but the Mountaineers found a way to win and end their losing streak.
Blaine Stewart, who has been serving as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ assistant wide receivers coach, is joining the West Virginia football program. He is also the son of former WVU head coach Bill Stewart.
West Virginia’s home game against the Oklahoma men’s basketball team is officially sold out.
WVU basketball coach Bob Huggins was honored by the West Virginia State Legislature earlier this week. The State Senate officially congratulated Huggins on his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “Bob Huggins Day” will also be celebrated throughout the state annually on September 10th, as a result of Huggy Bear’s induction.
Around the Big 12
#13 Kansas State upset the #2 Kansas men’s basketball team in front of a rowdy Manhattan crowd on Tuesday night. Senior forward Keyontae Johnson and senior guard Desi Sills each scored 24 points for the Wildcats in their overtime win over their biggest rival.
A strong second half helped #12 Iowa State defeat the #7 Texas basketball team on Tuesday.
Around the NCAA
Wake Forest upset #19 Clemson on Tuesday night to remain undefeated at home this season. Senior guard Tyree Appleby led the Demon Deacons with 24 points, seven assists, and five steals.
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