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WVU Sports Weekly: WVU Wins Big

This week was Thanksgiving week, and West Virginia fans had a lot to be thankful for. This weekend saw men’s soccer, football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and volleyball all win.

Men’s soccer picked up the biggest win of the week, defeating Tulsa in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. After defeating Virginia Tech last weekend 1-1 (4-3) in penalty kicks, No. 11-seed West Virginia beat No. 6-seed Tulsa 1-0, in double overtime. The Mountaineers move to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time since 1981, and advance to the Elite Eight for the first time under the current tournament format. West Virginia faces a No. 3-seed Georgetown on Saturday with the winner advancing to the College Cup.

West Virginia is going bowling!! The Mountaineers finished the regular season with a 34-28 win against Kansas on Saturday. Leddie Brown has now rushed for 1,000 yards in two consecutive seasons, and Neal Brown was able to get his team bowl eligible after starting 2-4.

West Virginia volleyball will make their first ever NCAA Tournament, after finishing the season 19-9, and sweeping TCU this weekend, to boost their conference record to 8-8. The Mountaineers are set to face Illinois in the first round, which will take place on Friday, Dec. 3 in Lexington, Kentucky.

West Virginia men’s basketball played only one game this week and it was a nail biter. The Mountaineers hosted Eastern Kentucky and edged the Colonels 80-77. Taz Sherman had a career high 28 points, and the Mountaineers improved to 5-1 on the young season.

Women’s basketball traveled to Florida for a Thanksgiving week tournament in the St. Pete Showcase. West Virginia was able to beat Purdue on Thursday, winning 65-57, but was unable to close things out against BYU, losing 58-57 in the title game. The Mountaineers are 4-1 and travel to Kentucky to play in the Big 12/SEC Challenge this week.

Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, Nov. 30: MBB vs Bellarmine

Wednesday, Dec. 1: WBB @ Kentucky

Friday, Dec. 3: Volleyball vs Illinois *, MBB vs Radford

Saturday, Dec. 4: Men’s Soccer @ Georgetown *

* – NCAA Tournament game

Photo from WVU Athletic Department

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