Articles tagged with: Basketball


  • Boy, you sure can't count out these Mountaineers now can you? A much better understanding of the confidence and the sense of purpose these young men have is emerging.
  • Can you believe it? West Virginia is Final Four bound! The Mountaineers got 18 points from Da'Sean Butler and 17 from Joe Mazzulla to knock off top-seeded Kentucky, 73-66, Saturday night in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.
  • The Mountaineer Ticket Office will have a limited number of tickets and hotel rooms available for West Virginia's appearance in the 2010 Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
  • For only the second time in the history of West Virginia University basketball, the Mountaineers are headed to the NCAA Final Four after defeating Kentucky 73-66. Alumni, fans and friends can head to Indianapolis to cheer the team to victory as part of WVU Sports Travel's Final Four travel package.
  • It's always nice to have an ace in the hole. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins' ace has been a 1-3-1 zone that he's been frequently using at the end of games, and that defense helped the Mountaineers hold off pesky Washington 69-56 Thursday night in Syracuse and advance to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight for the second time in six seasons.
  • Alumni and fans headed to WVU's Elite Eight game in Syracuse, NY, Saturday are invited to a "Mountaineer Meet and Greet" prior to the game. The event, hosted by the WVU Alumni Association, will take place at Daisy Duke's at Armory Square (414 S. Clinton St.) and will begin at 3 p.m., four hours prior to tipoff.
  • West Virginia University has been named the BIG EAST Conference winner in the NCAA Division I ?Pack the House? Challenge and is one of only 33 schools recognized nationally.
  • With Truck Bryant out for the remainder of the season with a broken foot, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has a decision to make: use the five-forward lineup he employed briefly this year or start junior Joe Mazzulla at point guard in Bryant's place for Thursday night's game against Washington.
  • On the eve of the West Virginia University men's basketball team's appearance Thursday at the Sweet 16 in Syracuse, N.Y., Morgantown and University police are encouraging all fans to display responsible behavior, regardless of the game's outcome.
  • The West Virginia University men's basketball team is headed to the Sweet Sixteen in Syracuse, N.Y., and fans traveling north for the game are invited to a pre-game pep rally and tailgate party on Thursday, March 25, 2010.
  • The No. 3 seed West Virginia University women's basketball team defeated the 14th seeded Lamar Lady Cardinals by a score of 58-43 in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Frank Erwin Center on the campus of Texas.
  • On to the Sweet 16

    March 21st, 2010
    West Virginia is going back to the Sweet 16. Da'Sean Butler scored 28 points to lead West Virginia to a 68-59 victory over 10th-seeded Missouri Sunday afternoon at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Kevin Jones scored 17 points and Devin Ebanks contributed 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 2-seeded West Virginia to a 77-50 victory over Morgan State Friday afternoon (March 19) in an NCAA tournament first round game at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • West Virginia University's Da'Sean Butler felt the love long before he became King of the Buzzer Beaters and one of the school's all-time great basketball players. Something about Morgantown resonated with him, starting with his first visit.
  • Mountaineer fans following the men's basketball team to Buffalo for NCAA tournament games will have an opportunity to come together for a Pep Rally and several Meet and Greets hosted by the WVU Alumni Association.
  • Shouldering the Burden

    March 15th, 2010
    If Da'Sean Butler is the heart and soul of this year's West Virginia University basketball team then Joe Mazzulla is its spine. Mazzulla is the guy who gives this team its backbone and its toughness.
  • Hiromi Toothman was born in Japan but has a wide circle of family and friends who are West Virginia University graduates and followers. "In Japan they wear the WVU shirts and call me after every game," she said. "They're so proud of WVU. I only hope the people in the state are as proud." Toothman needn't worry. She was one of several hundred fans who came to the Coliseum to greet the Big East basketball tournament champion Mountaineers as they arrived back in town from New York City.
  • Da'Sean Butler's running jumper with four seconds left lifted sixth-ranked West Virginia to a 60-58 victory over Georgetown to capture the 2010 Big East basketball championship at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
  • When West Virginia University's men's and women's basketball teams take their place on the national stage at this month's Big East and NCAA tournaments, thousands of alumni, current and potential students, donors and fans will be watching.
  • Butler Among the Best?

    March 12th, 2010
    The way Da'Sean Butler sees it, last year he got caught up in a numbers game. The forward averaged 17.1 points per game, hit 35 percent of his 3-point field goal tries, grabbed more than 200 rebounds and didn't make the all-Big East first team.