Kansas Battles Past West Virginia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In a game eerily similar to the previous meeting between West Virginia and Kansas, the No. 3 Jayhawks overcame a WVU lead and pulled out a 58-49 victory Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum.
With the loss the No. 14 Mountaineers fell to 18-6 on the season and 6-5 in the Big 12 Conference. Meanwhile KU is now 21-3 overall and 10-1 in the league.
The Mountaineers held a 30-24 lead at halftime, which was the exact same score as when the two teams played last month in Lawrence. KU won that one 60-53 as West Virginia was 7 of 25 from the field and 0 of 4 from three-point range that day at Allen Fieldhouse.
Just like on Jan. 4, Kansas used a second half run to secure the victory, as WVU’s offense over the final 20 minutes went almost silent. It was West Virginia’s lowest point total of the season. The second lowest was the 53 it scored in the loss at KU.