After beginning the game 1 of 11 from the field, the Mountaineers had little recourse to fall upon to counter Kentucky’s mounting pressure. Behind a 14 point night by Trey Lyles , the Wildcats had the game wrapped up by half-time.
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Sophomore forward Devin Williams recorded his ninth double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds), while the rest of the team forced 20 turnovers as the Mountaineers pulled off a thrilling 69-59 victory over the fourth-seeded Maryland Terrapins Sunday night in Columbus.
West Virginia “survived and advanced” after being put to the test by a scrappy Buffalo side. But things won’t be any easier this evening when they take on the Maryland Terrapins tonight in Columbus.
The Mountaineers got resurgent efforts from Juwan Staten and Devin Williams as they would lead for a majority of Friday’s game. However, in the final minute, WVU needed one more big shot to end a mounting rally by the Bulls. They got just that as the shot clock expired as Tarik Phillip hit a clutch three to end Buffalo’s hopes of completing the comeback.
One of the more interesting second-round match-ups in this year’s big dance takes place today in Columbus, Ohio as the fifth-seeded West Virginia Mountaineers take on the No. 12 seed and Mid-American Conference champion Buffalo Bulls.
Without the services of Juwan Staten and Gary Browne once more, the Mountaineers were in position to win it late. However, this young, scrappy group failed to make the big shots at crunch time, allowing Baylor the Opportunity to completely sweep the season series.
No. 18 West Virginia will begin their quest for a Big XII title when they play No.16 Baylor Thursday in Kansas City.
No. 20 West Virginia will try to end the 2014-15 regular season on a positive note when they host Oklahoma State today in Morgantown.
Despite his best season in years at West Virginia, Bob Huggins was left of the semifinalists list for the Naismith College Coach of the Year, a mistake by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.