Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WVU advances to No. 7 in this weeks AP Poll

Morgantown — Top 25 rankings were released earlier today and the Mountaineers men’s basketball team saw a jump up in both polls.

West Virginia moved up three spots in this weeks Associated Press Top 25 poll to No. 7 and two spots in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll at No. 8.

WVU (15-2, 4-1) is coming off of two wins last week against then- No. 1 Baylor (89-68) at the Coliseum, and a win over Texas (74-72) in Austin.

The Mountaineers are one of three Big 12 teams ranked in the AP top 10 with Kansas coming in at No. 2 and Baylor dropping five spots after its loss in Morgantown to No. 6. In the coaches poll, Kansas has been ranked No. 1 while Baylor has also been ranked No. 6. WVU is currently 3rd in the Big 12.

In Saturday’s tight contest, senior guard Teyvon Meyers was the spark off of WVU’s bench scoring a career-high 16 points against Texas. The Longhorns will be visiting the Coliseum for a 9 p.m. tip-off Monday, Feb. 20.

Teyvon Myers (0) defends Baylor's Al Freeman (25) during WVU's 89-68 victory on Tuesday, January 10, 2016.  (Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS)

Teyvon Myers (0) defends Baylor’s Al Freeman (25) during WVU’s 89-68 victory on Tuesday, January 10, 2016.
(Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS)

WVU returns to action this week at Wednesday when Oklahoma comes to the Coliseum. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. on ESPN 2. The Sooners are coming off of a 84-75 victory over Texas Tech.

They will then travel to Manhattan, Kansas to face Kansas State at 6 p.m. Saturday on ESPN 2. The Wildcats are coming off of a 77-68 loss to Baylor.

 

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