West Virginia coach Bob Huggins, who was ejected for arguing with officials in the final seconds of Saturday's loss at Kansas, pointed to the disparity in the teams' number of free-throw attempts as the main source of his ire. The volume inside reached 119 decibels before the opening tip and stayed raucous throughout the game.
The #20 West Virginia Mountaineers (19-7 8-5) head to Lawrence in a huge Big XII matchup against the #13 Kansas Jayhawks (20-6 9-4). WVU hit numerous contested, off-balance threes to build up the lead.
What's plagued Kansas all season was that even though they play fairly solid defense they just don't get stops when they need them.
Frank Booker paced SC offensively with 19 points, making some big plays in the second half to stunt Auburn's rally, and Wesley Myers added 13 before fouling out late.
The Jayhawks, though 4 of 10 from deep in the first half, could not find their touch much of the second.
KU didn't shoot the ball well overall, shooting 47 percent for the game and 32 percent from three with even worse numbers in the second half. West Virginia averages 81.0 points per game and is second in the Big 12, ninth nationally, with a plus-12.9 scoring margin and scoring defense (68.0).
"I'd have to watch the tape", Self said. The Mountaineers will now travel to face the Pirates in Greenville on September 19, 2026, according to a copy of a second amendment of the game contract obtained by FBSchedules.com. He is third on the team with 44 3-pointers made. "I don't think I've ever been in a game like that".
"That's a hard game", he said.
The bigger issue for Auburn (23-4, 11-3 SEC), which remains alone atop the SEC standings despite the loss, is the dislocated ankle suffered by leading shot-blocker Anfernee McLemore during the first half.
Azubuike got a steal and a block inside the final minute to help the Jayhawks as part of a 16-0 run. "That can't happen. You have no chance to win". It should also be noted that Graham went to the charity stripe 10 times as he was getting fouled quite a bit. He finished 9-of-10 from the line. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 70.8 points per game.
It's been an entire decade since the 2007-08 Kansas men's basketball team won it all.
The Mountaineers came into Lawrence seeking revenge for the Jayhawks stealing one on their home court, and they looked like they were going to get their revenge. Oklahoma lost its game on Saturday, falling on the road to Texas 77-66. KU plays host to Oklahoma on ESPN's Big Monday (8 p.m. tip-off).