West Virginia, Kansas State Game Thread

Christopher Hall

Manhattan, KS - The West Virginia Mountaineers (14-2, 3-1) are in the "Little Apple" to take on the Kansas State Wildcats (7-9, 0-4). 

West Virginia is 10-7 all-time versus K-State. However, they dropped the two regular-season meetings last year. 

Probable K-State Starters

Makol Mawien (Sr. F 6-9, 245) 7.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg 

Xavier Sneed (Sr. F 6-5, 220)  14.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg

Montavious Murphy (Fr. F 6-9, 215) 5.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg  

Cartier Diarra (Jr G 6-4 190) 12.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg  

DaJuan Gordon (Fr G 6-4 170) 6.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg  

Probable West Virginia Starters

Emmitt Matthews Jr. (So. F 6-7, 210) 7.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg

Oscar Tshiebwe (Fr. F 6-9, 258) 11.8 ppg, 9.6 rpg  

Derek Culver (So. F 6-10, 255) 10.8 ppg, 9.7 rpg  

Jermaine Haley (Sr G 6-7, 215) 9.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg

Jordan McCabe (So. G 6-0 188) 3.1 ppg, 0.8 rpg  

Comments (61)
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QuinnBurkitt
QuinnBurkitt

Turnovers were the killer for sure today, this team needs to find more momentum in games and spread the ball out. Don't think the Mountaineers will drop too far in the top 25 but this should serve as a wake up call for this team.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

One thing's for sure: Sean McNeil can shoot it. He'll be big as the season wears on.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

An absolute joke of a foul on Harler. You can't throw your shoulder into a defender and get awarded with a whistle. Pathetic.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

West Virginia is still in this, but it has to be now and it could use a misstep or two from Kansas State.

Halk35
Halk35

So, the offense is a problem....

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Love it but the fouls, man. Come one.

Halk35
Halk35

Ticky tacky calls being called right now, but WVU still keeping the run going

Halk35
Halk35

KNAPPER!!!!

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Something obviously clicked for West Virginia. Whatever it is, keep on it.

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

#WVU on a 12-0 run and have cut the deficit to 11.

10:17 2H

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Culver's play there could be a catalyst.

Jonathan Stanley
Jonathan Stanley

Editor

Double Bonus early could be a lifeline to making a comeback

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

BE OSABUOHIEN LEADS #WVU IN SCORING WITH 9. Mountaineers trail 57-38.

11:23 2H

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gprice7135

Just not our day

Halk35
Halk35

Hopefully this game is not a turning point on the season, Huggins will figure out what went wrong and fix it

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

West Virginia is over-helping so much today. Backside shots (CORNER THREES HELLO) are wide open.

Jonathan Stanley
Jonathan Stanley

Editor

This is hard to watch

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

It's not getting any better. #WVU trails 48-27

15:44 2H

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Chase Harler keeps getting buckets on backdoor cuts to the basket and it is something..

Halk35
Halk35

Need to force turnovers and get some momentum going

Halk35
Halk35

This is extremely hard to watch right now, missed free throws, missed layups and turnovers.... really hard game to watch right now.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Time to really see what this West Virginia team is made of.

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

Everything will run through Culver the second half, but have to step up defensively. Is it too big of deficit overcome?

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

#WVU absolutely got dominated the first half. Committed 13 turnovers and allowed K-State to shoot 5-8 from three including 15-26 from the field. Mountaineers trail 42-25.

Michael Gresko
Michael Gresko

Editor

It’s like we’re throwing the game honestly. Taz hasn’t been on the floor this much all year!

Michael Gresko
Michael Gresko

Editor

Harler had a clean look for three and passed on it

Halk35
Halk35

This offense is brutal to watch

Michael Gresko
Michael Gresko

Editor

Why is Knapp bringing it up when Deuce is on the floor?

Schuyler Callihan
Schuyler Callihan

Editor

WVU is offensively challenged

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

WVU not helping themselves on the offensive end. Just run the offense, stop looking for contact and settling for jumpshots

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

#WVU is 9-24 from the field and trails 28-21.

3:24 1H

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Call it both ways. That's all I ask.

Michael Gresko
Michael Gresko

Editor

Gabe on the offensive end!!

Halk35
Halk35

Gabe showing off some offense, huh!? Nice to see that!

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

This is where WVU needs to go small outside. Knapper, Taz, McCabe or McNeil and dribble past all the pressure.

Halk35
Halk35

WVU playing sloppy, got to clean up these turnovers.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Clearly not hitting on jumpers... so let's play the inside game and go for high percentage shots in the paint. Maybe? Just me?

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

Tshiebwe leads #WVU with 6 points but the Mountaineers trail 19-15.

7:31 1H

Halk35
Halk35

BIG O!

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Jordan McCabe with a... pass...

Halk35
Halk35

Offensive struggles are going to plague this team come tournament time...

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Feel like a ref show, doesn't it?

Nick Kremer
Nick Kremer

These refs are calling everything, the depth of each team will be tested today.

BenBooth
BenBooth

The Mountaineers are down now, but KState doesn't have the bench to keep fouling like that. It'll catch up to them soon.

Halk35
Halk35

Wow, this WVU team needs to get some offense going if they want to survive this game...

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

Timeout on the floor. Back-to-back 3's from K-State and the Wildcats lead 14-11.

11:52 1H

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Clearly K-State showed up to play today. This is what I was talking about with West Virginia needing to be dialed in. This is 100% a game they should win and they need to play like the same team that showed up on Tuesday.

Schuyler Callihan
Schuyler Callihan

Editor

Defensive rotations have been really slow

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Routt's not giving good minutes, thus far.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

so far, lots of Gabe/Culver and that's hard to hate.


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