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West Virginia with opportunity that hasn’t been accomplished since Kansas in 1989

Jaysean Paige and the Mountaineers head to Norman to attempt a sweep of the #1 and #2 teams in the nation.

The West Virginia basketball team beat an Associated Press #1 ranked team Tuesday night for the first time since 1983. The Mountaineers 74-63 win over the Kansas Jayhawks moved WVU to atop the Big 12 conference as the only remaining Big 12 team without a conference loss (see standings here)

However, the Mountaineers now have an opportunity this Saturday to accomplish something even more impressive that hasn’t been done since 1989; that is defeat the #1 and #2 ranked teams in the country in consecutive regular season games. Coincidentally enough, according to ESPN Stats and Information the last team to accomplish this feat was Kansas who beat #1 UNLV and #2 LSU in consecutive games.

West Virginia will enter Saturday’s game in Norman 15-1(4-0) and ranked #11 in the country. With losses this week by #3 Maryland and #9 Duke could set the Mountaineers up to potentially take over the #1 spot in the country with a win over the #2 Sooners.

The Mountaineers split the regular season matchups with the Sooners last season defeating them by 21 at home before losing to them by 19 in Norman.

West Virginia was 0-6 in their last six attempts versus an AP #1. The Mountaineers game against the Sooners tips off at 4 PM EST and can be viewed on ESPN2.


Jeremy Simon
Founder and publisher of, Jeremy is also a contributor to USA Today as well as covers the Mountaineers for Athlon Sports. Follow on Twitter @JSi07
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