The Mountaineers were riding the nation's longest winning streak at 15 games, and receiving the highest AP ranking for their program in 60 years.
The video shows Tech fans storming the court after the No. 8 Red Raiders defeated the No. 2 Mountaineers, ending West Virginia's 15-game win streak. Smith led all scorers (15) past year in the upset win over the seventh ranked Mountaineers. West Virginia had a seven-point lead early in the second half but couldn't make its free throws.
But whatever it is, Huggins knows his team is in for a challenge against the Red Raiders.
Bowling Green's (11-6, 2-2) Justin Turner, who totaled 30 points, capped a 10-0 run with a trey and two free threes to close to 70-68 with 3:52 remaining.
The Wolverines (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) have won eight of their last nine games this season and two straight against their rivals. "And for some reason, in the heat of the game you might think about what I wonder in these moments I kept on thinking about that".
"I know we're going to be a frog again at some point". Its the Big 12.
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The loss spoiled the 2017-18 debut of WVU's Esa Ahmad, who had missed the previous 16 games because of an NCAA-imposed suspension. "I was looking at their stats this morning and they really spread their minutes out", Huggins said. "We got our center shooting whatever that was, a three-point shot from the top of the key". Now, we're going to see how things go with him. Carter made a 3 for the final margin with less than a second to go, and the Mountaineers couldnt foul Smith before the buzzer sounded, prompting a wild celebration.
"It was incredible", Francis said.
The only concern Huggins has regarding Ahmad is how he'll adjust back to game speed. "It was great you had our back".
With longtime assistant Jeff Capel in charge, the short-handed and illness-ravaged Blue Devils (15-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their second straight and moved their conference record over.500 for the first time this season.
Texas Tech is coming off a loss to Oklahoma, 75-65, in Norman on Tuesday night.
Freshman Angel Hayden came in and was the spark the Lady Raiders needed in the fourth quarter.
DURHAM, N.C. - Marvin Bagley III had 30 points and 11 rebounds for Duke, which was without Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski due to a virus. Add in the most consistent offensive player Lamont West, the poise of Jevon Carter and the big plays of Daxter Miles Jr late in the games, I believe the Mountaineers pull away in the final minutes to win the game.
Washington State 78, California 53: Robert Franks scored 25 of his 34 points in the second half and set a school record by making 10 three-pointers for Washington State (9-8, 1-4 Pac-12).
NO. 10 OHIO ST. 77, INDIANA 62: Stephanie Mavunga, the 2013 Indiana Miss Basketball from Brownsburg, had 20 points and 18 rebounds for the visiting Buckeyes (16-2, 5-0 Big Ten).
Beard said senior forward Zach Smith, who didn't play, has a broken foot and his status for the rest of the season is uncertain. The team has also received a boost from freshmen Zhaire Smith and Jarrett Culver. He averages 6.5 points per game and started the day tied for second on the team at 3.9 rebounds per game. While the numbers weren't big early, he finished 6 of 12 from the field, hit a couple of 3s and added six rebounds. Evans was 8 of 9 from the line and Stevenson made all six of his free throws as Texas Tech went 24 of 28.
Maybe West Virginia was already looking ahead to its Monday showdown with Kansas.