Allan Taylor

Friday March 27, 2015

Hot Rod Hundley dies at 80: Legendary scorer, court jester, NBA broadcaster

Hoops legend and Charleston native was an All-American at WVU

NCAA notebook: Seniors endure difficult exit, Holton just shy of foul record

  CLEVELAND, Ohio — Head bowed, face wrapped in a towel, Gary Browne wept audibly for most of the 30-minute postgame interview session. Even on...

Huggins doesn’t fault Miles’ comments for fueling Kentucky’s blowout

West Virginia's coach said he appreciated freshman's confidence.

Mountaineers endure Sweet 16 mauling as Cats clamp down

A 78-39 whipping went down as West Virginia's worst defeat in 53 NCAA tournament games.

Calipari challenged his top-ranked team: ‘We’re going to be the aggressor’

The No. 1 Wildcats unveiled their own diamond press during a 78-39 romp over WVU.

Thursday March 26, 2015

NCAA game blog: Kentucky overpowers WVU

Allan Taylor provides in-game analysis as West Virginia aims to take down top-seeded Kentucky.

Pressing on: Speeding up ‘Cats is risky, but it’s the only way WVU knows

Allan Taylor's preview and prediction for Thursday night's matchup in the Sweet 16.

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Calipari credits Huggins’ adaptability, Mountaineers with ‘creating havoc’

Hear what Kentucky's coach had to say on the eve of the Sweet 16 game against West Virginia.

Everhart’s scouting gives WVU players realistic look at Kentucky’s limitations

Assistant says unbeaten Wildcats have "got some chinks in their armor, like every other team in the world."

Heart scare, Calipari’s friendship dominate Huggins’ news conference

Hear the complete 15-minute news conference from Quicken Loans Arena on the eve of West Virginia meeting Kentucky in the Sweet 16.

Miles creates buzz by flipping script, predicts Kentucky ‘gonna be 36-1′

After West Virginia freshman questions Kentucky's effort, Willie Cauley-Stein says "dudes is lit."

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Kentucky’s unprecedented size will have Mountaineers looking up

Three matchups where West Virginia must overcome a substantial height disadvantage against the long, tall Wildcats.

Mountaineers not satisfied or scared as they aim to interrupt Kentucky’s run

Reaching the Sweet 16 "not enough" for West Virginia, which doesn't want to play the Wildcats' next victim.

Monday March 23, 2015

Miles laughs off Wells’ whoofing, enjoys beating home-state Terps

NCAA notebook: Staten happy to win his "worst game of the season" and Carter's defense belie shooting slump.

Turgeon unsure Trimble would have made difference in final minutes

Lack of point guard depth surfaces after freshman's second-half injury.

West Virginia keeps hearing it plays ugly, yet Huggins contends ‘it’s beautiful’

After ousting Maryland, Huggins says: "I love the fact that we can not make shots and still win."

Sweet surrender: Terps ‘crack’ under waves of Mountaineers’ pressure

Allan Taylor's column: West Virginia chafed and harassed Maryland right out of the NCAA tournament, 69-59.

Sunday March 22, 2015

FINAL: Mountaineers punch ticket to Sweet 16

West Virginia downed Maryland 69-59 to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2011.

Deciding point: Trimble vs. Staten holds the key in Columbus

West Virginia-Maryland features a battle of all-conference guards who will dominate possession. Allan Taylor's preview and prediction.

Saturday March 21, 2015

NCAA notebook: Terps actually began working on press last week

Coach Mark Turgeon had Maryland practicing for a potential game vs. WVU several days ago.

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