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Adrian, No.7 WVU cruise past Iowa State

AMES, Iowa--Nathan Adrian scored a career-high 23 points and No. 7 West Virginia University defeated Iowa State 85-72 on Tuesday night at the Hilton Coliseum. Tarik Phillip tallied 15 points and Esa Ahmad added 14. Adrian grabbed 11 boards for the Mountaineers (18-4, 6-3 Big 12). Matt Thomas scored 19 points for the

What’s in a Team? A Mid-Term Report

By Dave Ackermann (The Orchestrater) The WVU Mountaineer Men's Basketball Team has certainly had its ups and downs; that is for sure. Toppling teams like Virginia when they were ranked #7 (on the road), to defeating #1 ranked Baylor and #2 ranked Kansas at home (something Kentucky could not get done) and

No. 18 WVU withstands Texas A&M in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Jevon Carter had 19 points and nine rebounds as No. 18 West Virginia University hung on to defeat Texas A&M 81-77 in a down-to-the-wire thriller on Saturday afternoon in the first game of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Esa Ahmad scored 14 points and Daxter Miles Jr. had 10 for the

Big 12 coaches and players not a fan of SEC/Big 12 Challenge timing

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--On Saturday, the teams of the Big 12 and SEC will take a break from their grueling conference schedules to take part in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge presented by Sonic. The games on tap provide for some entertaining non-conference matchups for fans: Texas A&M travels to No.18 WVU, No. 25

Texas A&M meets No.18 WVU in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--After knocking off the No. 2 team in the nation on Tuesday, No.18 West Virginia University is ready to continue its winning ways against Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. The Aggies (11-8) pose a threat that the Mountaineers aren't exposed to often, their

WVU’s Ahmad got his groove back

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Basketball is a lengthy season and players go through slumps but for West Virginia University, the struggles of one student-athlete played a part in the team's funk. After being one of the Mountaineers' top scorers all season, Esa Ahmad found himself in a little downward spiral after WVU knocked off then-No.1 Baylor on

McConaughey finds inspiration in Holgorsen

Two stark opposite ends of the spectrum; Matthew McConaughey and Dana Holgorsen have a new common thread between the two; Holgorsen's hair. It was recently reported that award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey looked to the coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers for "hair-spiration" for his new movie, "Gold." For the movie, McConaughey

Ahmad lifts No. 18 WVU past No. 2 Kansas

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Sophomore Esa Ahmad broke out of his scoring slump and scored a career-high 27 points as No.18 West Virginia University defeated No.2 Kansas 85-69 on Tuesday night at the Coliseum in front of a raucous sellout crowd. "I think he rededicated himself to the game, really after the Kansas State

Quick Hit: Trickett To Join Saban At Alabama

Multiple outlets are reporting that former Mountaineer QB Clint Trickett will be joining Nick Saban's staff at Alabama as a quality control assistant. Trickett spent the last two seasons at East Mississippi Community College, better known as "Last Chance U" after the Netflix documentary in 2016. Trickett will join the largest

No. 18 WVU hosts No. 2 Kansas on Tuesday

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--With the dust settling on Saturday’s 79-75 loss at Kansas State, No.18 West Virginia University looks to snap a two-game losing skid but Tuesday’s opponent is none other than the second-ranked team in the nation. Kansas (18-1, 7-0 Big 12) comes to the Coliseum with an 18-game winning streak and

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