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West Virginia continues WNIT run, advances to semifinals

By Karen Price
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Senior forward Averee Fields said after West Virginia’s win over Duquesne on Thursday in the third round of the WNIT that the Mountaineers finally were focused and coming together as a team for the first time all season. Better late than never. On Sunday, Fields made sure that momentum ...

West Virginia men’s basketball team hopes best is yet to come
By Bill West
With few reporters eager to get his thoughts after Thursday’s lopsided loss in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, soft-spoken West Virginia freshman guard Jevon Carter ...
West Virginia basketball great Hundley dies at 80
By Staff and Wire Reports
Former West Virginia basketball great Hot Rod Hundley died Friday at his home in the Phoenix area, according to the Utah Jazz. He was 80. ...
Kentucky labors little in 78-39 rout of West Virginia
By Bill West
CLEVELAND — The energy and edginess that propelled West Virginia to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 evaporated just minutes into the Mountaineers’ encounter with undefeated ...
West Virginia women oust Duquesne from WNIT
By Karen Price
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia women’s basketball team advanced to the WNIT quarterfinals with a 60-39 win over Duquesne in a third-round game Thursday before 1,471 at WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers led almost the entire game and ran away with it in the second half after leading at the ...
Rossi: Seeking out the real Huggie Bear
By Rob Rossi
CLEVELAND The Huggie Bear hasn’t told his best story yet. “It’s not for print,” Erik Martin said. “There are a few words you can’t print.” Interesting. But ...
West Virginia hopes to top unbeaten Kentucky with conditioning
By Bill West
CLEVELAND — In front of media and members of the public, West Virginia went through the paces of an hourlong practice Wednesday afternoon at Quicken ...
Morgantown police brace for ramifications of WVU upset
By John Harris
Morgantown authorities are prepared if West Virginia’s basketball team upsets undefeated Kentucky Thursday night in an NCAA Tournament game played in Cleveland. “We deal with large crowds every year with the football team. We are prepared,” Morgantown Assistant Chief of Police Harold Sperringer said. “We don’t like to be blindsided. Contingency ...
WVU’s Huggins has seen Calipari’s act before
By John Harris
West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins knows well what his Mountaineers are about to face. Five years ago, West Virginia and Kentucky met in an East ...
Rossi: Hometown Mountaineer knows what’s important
By Rob Rossi
Nobody had to teach Nathan Adrian the words to “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” or the actual roads themselves. Nobody has to tell him what ...
WVU, Kentucky will not hesitate to go deep into bench during Sweet 16 matchup
By Bill West
Look for the area in front of the scorer’s table inside Quicken Loans Arena to grow quite crowded at times Thursday night when West Virginia ...
West Virginia advances to Sweet 16 with 69-59 victory over Maryland
By Bill West
COLUMBUS, Ohio — West Virginia freshman guard Daxter Miles Jr. swooped in as part of a fast-break brigade, got the ball from teammate Tarik Phillip, ...
Rossi: West Virginia can be perfect spoiler
By Rob Rossi
COLUMBUS, Ohio Nobody will pick them to win. And that will be fine by West Virginia’s players. They may actually practice with chips on their ...
West Virginia unconcerned with Big 12’s tourney woes
By Bill West
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Restoration of Big 12’s basketball luster, briefly tarnished by two high-profile upset losses during the first day of the NCAA Tournament’s Round ...
WVU basketball notebook: Few fixes for frequency of fouls
By Bill West
Of 345 teams in the NCAA Division I statistics database, West Virginia is second to last in fouls committed. Fouling is a product of full-court press tactics, but it’s also a potential issue when the No. 5 seed Mountaineers (24-9) play No. 5 seed Maryland (28-6) at 8:40 p.m. Sunday in ...