Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to update our site after the Kansas State victory.
However, it should all be fixed at this point, and away we go with the results of the last two games. First up, the Kansas State game, then the Miami game.
Teacher downs Student 85-80 in 2OT
What a game that took place in Wichita, Kansas! WVU eventually got to Wichita after some airplane difficulties. Apparently, the plane hit a bird on its way to Clarksburg. No, I’m not joking. Just check the twitter accounts of @TonyCaridi and @JohnAntonik.
Anyway, this game pits the student (K-State Coach Frank Martin) against the teacher (WVU Coach Bob Huggins). What a thriller it was!
Kevin Jones hit a tying baseline 3-pointer to force overtime and had 30 points and 12 rebounds in West Virginia’s 85-80 double-overtime victory Thursday night over Kansas State.
“That’s absolutely the shot we wanted,” Huggins said of Jones’ jumper with 13.3 seconds left. “I thought KJ had it going pretty good.”
Darryl Bryant had 25 points for West Virginia. Deniz Kilicli added 12 points.
Kevin Jones also led the team in rebounds with 12, Kilicli pulled down 7 rebounds.
Hurricane Warning downgraded to Sprinkle in 2nd half
Despite official Jim Burr’s best efforts to put the screws to the Mountaineers, Darryl “Truck” Bryant scored a career-high 27 points and West Virginia’s defense clamped down on Miami for a 77-66 nonconference victory Saturday night.
For the Mountaineers (6-2), it was their second straight victory in about 48 hours after upsetting (formerly) undefeated Kansas State in 2OT Thursday night. Miami (5-4) lost for the fourth time in its last five contests. The Hurricanes started the season 4-0.
Bryant, a senior, was 9/12 from the field and 5/7 from the 3-point line to eclipse his 24-point performance against K-State. His five made shots from long range also were a personal high.
Bryant was one of three Mountaineers in double figures. Deniz Kilicli totaled 18 points and Kevin Jones, the team’s leading scorer, had 12. On the rebounding front, Kevin Jones led the team with 9 rebounds, and Kilicli had 8 rebounds.
Next up on the schedule, the Mountaineers take on the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders on Saturday, December 17th at 2pm.