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No. 19 WVU defeats Illinois in NIT Season Tip-Off

Brooklyn, N.Y.-- The 19th-ranked West Virginia University basketball team's high-pressure defense proved to be too much for the Fighting Illini as the Mountaineers rolled Illinois 89-57 on Thursday afternoon. WVU's full-court defense suffocated the Illini (4-2), forcing 24 turnovers, which resulted in 34 points. The Mountaineers (4-0) had 15 steals Nathan Adrian

No. 19 WVU battles Illinois in NIT Season Tip-Off

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--The last time the 19th-ranked West Virginia University basketball team was in Brooklyn, things didn't go its way. But the Mountaineers are ready to take New York by storm when they take on Illinois in the NIT Season Tip-Off on Thursday. The Fighting Illini (4-1) are hoping to improve after going 15-19 last

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