LAWRENCE, Kan. — West Virginia made its second-ever trip to Allen Fieldhouse, hoping to improve upon the first matchup there (a 26-point loss last season that felt much worse).

The result was marginally better, though a four-point game in the final 5:14 turned into an 83-69 win for No. 8 Kansas.

West Virginia (14-10, 6-5) saw its three-game win streak snapped, while the Jayhawks (18-5, 9-1) continued marching toward a 10th consecutive Big 12 title.

Check out the recap of in-game updates below:

KANSAS 83, WEST VIRGINIA 69 (final)
Staten finished with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting and four assists, while Harris added 17 points, albeit going 3-of-10. … Wiggins led Kansas with 19 points while Selden scored 17 and Embiid had 11 points and 12 rebounds. … KU led 37-28 in rebounding and 46-18 on points in paint.
KANSAS 83, WEST VIRGINIA 69 (final)
Staten’s free throw made it 72-66 before the Jayhawks put the game away with a 9-0 run in a two-minute stretch. Eron Harris was whisteled for a bang-bang charge in the middle of it. WVU missed its final six shots, Kansas made its last four, and the Mountaineers become the 111th consecutive unranked team to lose at the Phog.
KANSAS 72, WEST VIRGINIA 65 (3:49 second half)
The lead ballooned to 12 at one juncture and Kansas appeared poised for a blowout, but Wet Virginia countered with a 9-1 spurt, including a 3-pointer by Gary Browne to draw within 69-65. … The Mountaineers also have lost Brandon Watkins, who picked up his fifth foul at the 4:52 mark.
KANSAS 55, WEST VIRGINIA 50 (11:57 second half)
WVU’s Terry Henderson heads to bench after committing his third unforced turnover—countered by only two points. At 0-of-3 from the floor in 18 minutes, he appears to be trying to do too much. … Staten, after a sweet ball-fake drive that led to a layup, has a team-high 16 points.
KANSAS 46, WEST VIRGINIA 44 (16:08 second half)
WVU enjoys a strong start to the second half, thanks to an and-1 by Staten and a 3-point bomb by Nate Adrian. Wiggins picks up two fouls in the opening stretch. Staten now has 12 points and probably needs to take ore shots, considering he’s 4-of-5. But the Kansas defense has done a solid job of helping in the lane.
KANSAS 43, WEST VIRGINIA 36 (halftime)
Wiggins and Wayne Selden Jr. had 10 points each in the half to lead Kansas, which shot 58 percent overall. WVU shot 43 percent and got 13 from Harris and nine from Staten. … The Jayhawks held a 17-12 edge in rebounds. … WVU’s nine turnovers were well ahead of typical pace.
KANSAS 43, WEST VIRGINIA 36 (halftime)
From the point where WVU led 30-27 at the 6:26 mark, Kansas closed the half on 16-6 run. Yes, runs are inevitable when you’re facing the Jayhawks, but West Virginia fueled this one by failing to execute its offense. The Mountaineers did not ATTEMPT a 2-point shot in the final 7 minutes, going 0-of-5 on 3-pointers with five turnovers in that stretch.
KANSAS 34, WEST VIRGINIA 30 (3:55 first half)
The Jayhawks are shooting 58 percent, which is too high for WVU to remain competitive, but West Virginia is knocking down 53 percent in its own right. The most unsettling aspect for the Mountaineers is their seven turnovers to four for Kansas. Bob Huggins’ team looks a little hurried at times.
KANSAS 27, WEST VIRGINIA 24 (7:54 first half)
Joel Embiid just picked up his second foul, lowering a shoulder into Kevin Noreen on a low-post move. He joins Perry Ellis in the Kansas two-foul club, which could negate the overwhelming frontline advantage for the Jayhawks. And make no mistake, this is the biggest disadvantage WVU has faced all season.
KANSAS 25, WEST VIRGINIA 22 (8:53 first half)
Eron Harris sinks three 3-pointers in the span of 1:21 and West Virginia recovers from a 17-11 deficit to lead 20-17. The guy has deep range, which stresses defenders to extend and allows more room for Staten to penetrate. Sometimes he forces long shots—what shooter doesn’t?—but those are mistakes Huggins will suffer in order for Harris to play without inhibition.
KANSAS 8, WEST VIRGINIA 8 (15:43 first half)
Early impressions of Jayhawks phenom Andrew Wiggins: He’s explosive yet doesn’t get off-balance—sort of a controlled athleticism. He has a fluid jump shot, pretty good handle and superb instincts.
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Comments

  • J the C

    I couldn't believe how this team of kids hung in there against the country's #8 team. Outstanding job, guys! Keep hanging in there and the wins are going to come.

  • Aaron

    The picture says it all. You have a 6'4 Harris trying to guard 6'8 Wiggins. Add that to 6'8 Watkins trying to guard 7'0 Embid and you have mismatches up and down the line up, to the end of the bench.

    Despite that and despite being out shot, out rebounded and in foul trouble from the beginning, these young Mountaineers played with heart and hustle and against all odds, did not give up.

    While I'm disappointed in the outcome, it's still a great day to be a Mountaineer.

    Let's Go.............................

  • HRB WV

    Mad Hatter is a tool!

  • Oh Did Ya?

    The game of the year is Monday. For any NCAA shot it is a must win. Iowa St can shoot. Defense for WVU has to be more consistent and players not named Staten need to stop turning it over (namely head down in the post Williams and dribble off the foot Henderson). If we play enthused we can and should win.

  • mad hatter

    monday , we get back on track and totally destroy iowa st....we will be armed and dangerous and hungry to make up for this humiliation put on us by ku,
    mark my words, write it down, etch it in stone, let there be no doubt, we will humble iowa state, and our little bigs will come alive, except for noreen , he had his big scoring night today.

    • mntrbob

      Looks like an early game, so your mom should let you stay up to see it all.

    • DNEcowboy

      What the hell is your deal! Every post you put up here is negative or your trying to be a smart a**. If this team so horrible why waste your valuable time watching and commenting on them? There are 350 Div 1 basketball teams out there go run some other team down!

      • mad hatter

        i said nothing but positive,, what gives.

  • Troll

    I believe you are right they also seemed to let Kansas be more physical than WVU. I feel like we put up a pretty good fight but the truth is Kansas is a better team right now.

  • Master of One

    Yeaaaaaaa.......Another "Moral Victory"!

    This may very well be a record setting season for the most "moral victories" in a season.

    Terry Henderson was non existent...

    Eron Harris was out of sync...

    Devin Williams was a child playing in a man's world...

    And Huggins was sporting his Penn State colored Sweatshirt...

    On a brighter note...

    Kevin Noreen finally made a FG... his first in 10 games.

    It is what it is...

    • mad hatter

      who the heck recruited these guys? that's the guy someone needs to have a heart to heart talk with, or he'd probably prefer a beer to beer conversation.

  • Woodchuck

    WVU women won.! Awesome game ladies.

  • mad hatter

    i am pretty darn happy with this loss, , you can't win em all unless your coach is john wooden,,
    i really dont think we have to go to post season every yr,, it saves the players' legs and allows them to rest up for the next season..
    and further more, exactly what's wrong with moral wins,, we have four and i'm very proud of it...
    i understand that we have turned the bb practice facility into a polka barn, since no one else is using it.

  • Country Roads

    "1

  • Country Roads

    I will be at the Home game when Kansas comes to Morgantown, I say it will be a total different outcome when that time comes..

  • Coundry Roads

    We lost the game but, we did play hard and could have won the game if we had made the shots. In other words we had our chance and it just wasn't our turn to win but I'm still in the guys a lot of credit not one quit. Good effort.. I thought Huggs did an excellent job coaching and rotating our big man. One more thing the officiating was partiality in favor of Wiggins all game long..

    • mad hatter

      normally, if you make more shots than the other team, you win,,, now not always , but then again, maybe always..
      huggins is a HOF coach, can't you tell

      and yes, the refs did us in once again,, that makes ten times this yr already

      • Leroy j gibbs

        The first amendment. Lets us have exposure to all the idiots out there

      • Mister Man

        Not everyone is sick of your posts. Pretty close, though.

  • DNEcowboy

    Keep those heads up young men, I like most fans are proud of the way you are playing and conducting your selves. No doubt errors and mistakes were made but with every victory and loss there are lessons to be learned. Keep working and grinding the results will come.

  • ron

    It is a real shame that you can't even find the WVU women's basketball score on this website. How about more coverage of them!

    • mad hatter

      imo, if the women played the men, the women would win.

      • sput

        I love your stupid comments makes me laugh allday

      • Leroy j gibbs

        B S don't go away mad just go away

    • Daniel

      I am they win but boreing

  • jack

    Extremely proud of this team. Game was much closer than the final score indicates. Kansas big men were just too athletic and dominated inside scoring most of their points in the paint. The crowd was hostile, but our players showed no fear and played hard.