The Shotgun/Throwdown: West Virginia misses opportunity in loss to #15 TCU

The Shotgun/Throwdown: West Virginia misses opportunity in loss to #15 TCU

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A nonchalant start set the Mountaineers back in their Tuesday night loss at #15 TCU. The West Virginia men’s basketball team had gained momentum with back-to-back wins over Texas Tech and then No. 15 Auburn and had a prime opportunity to steal a crucial Big 12 road victory in the absence by TCU’s Mike MIles, but the Horned Frogs topped WVU in the paint to secure a narrow 76-72 victory.

Senior forward Tre Mitchell probably had the best performance of the night for the Mountaineers. Mitchell scored 15 points, grabbed six rebounds, delivered four assists and had three blocks. Fifth-year senior Erik Stevenson had 17 points, four assists and three rebounds for WVU.

The Mountaineers return home Saturday night with a Big 12 game against Oklahoma. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN2.


WVU football record against 2023 opponents

The West Virginia football program has won records over six of its opponents on the 2023 schedule. WVU will face Houston for the first time in program history. The Mountaineers also have a chance to take the lead in their series with Texas Tech.


The best Longhorns climbers on Wednesday night

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WVU shoots 8 under Arizona Intercollegiate final round

The West Virginia golf team finished in 11th place at the Arizona Intercollegiate this week. The Mountaineers shot 8-under for the second-lowest score of the final round.

Around the Big 12

No. 8 Kansas avenges earlier loss to No. 7 K-State, 90-78

A great first half helped the No. 8 Kansas men’s basketball team defeat No. 7 Kansas State on Tuesday night at the Sunflower Showdown in Lawrence. Junior forward Jalen Wilson led the Jayhawks with 20 points and four assists.

Rice and Allen lead No. 10 Texas over No. 11 Baylor 76-71

The No. 10 Texas basketball team escaped a tight game with No. 11 Baylor earlier this week, thanks to senior guard Sir’Jabari Rice coming off the bench to score 21 points for the Longhorns.

Around the NCAA

No. 16 Xavier beats No. 17 Providence 85-83 in OT thriller

#16 Xavier and #17 Providence had a great home-and-away basketball game Wednesday night, with the Musketeers winning in overtime.

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