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West Virginia AP boys basketball poll — Feb. 27
West Virginia AP boys basketball poll — Feb. 27
Prep basketball roundup: Nitro, Sissonville boys advance in sectionals
Prep basketball roundup: Nitro, Sissonville boys advance in sectionals
Rough stretch dooms No. 10 WVU at No. 11 Baylor
Rough stretch dooms No. 10 WVU at No. 11 Baylor

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.

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Derek Redd

Derek Redd: ‘Basketball Month in Charleston’ heats up this week
Derek Redd: ‘Basketball Month in Charleston’ heats up this week

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.

Mitch Vingle

Mitch Vingle: And your Big 12 Oscars go to . . .
Mitch Vingle: And your Big 12 Oscars go to . . .

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.

Mike Casazza

Mike Casazza: WVU’s Elijah Macon enjoying newfound accuracy at free-throw line
Mike Casazza: WVU’s Elijah Macon enjoying newfound accuracy at free-throw line

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.

Doug Smock

Doug Smock: Herd scores 93 with misfiring offense?
Doug Smock: Herd scores 93 with misfiring offense?

Only at Marshall can you score 93 points and hear about legitimate problems with the offense.