WACO, Texas — After coming back from one of those slow starts that West Virginia is getting to know as well as trips in and out of the top 10, the Mountaineers were in the lead on the road Monday and poised to pounce after six ties and nine lead changes in the first 30 minutes.
To celebrate the three straight weeks of tournament basketball coming to the Civic Center starting this week, the city of Charleston has unveiled a new slogan: Basketball Month in Charleston.
Perhaps I’m swept up in Academy Awards fever. Perhaps I’m knee-deep in college basketball and loving it. Or, OK, just maybe, I’m working forward because I’m burning some vacation days this coming week.
MORGANTOWN — When West Virginia went up big and fell down bigger in the final three minutes of regulation in last week’s loss to Kansas, when the Mountaineers went 7 for 11 at the free-throw line, committed three turnovers and bungled the final possession of regulation, the head coach “absolutely” had the right players in the game.