Allan Taylor

Friday March 17, 2017

The Lunch: How West Virginia made it over the first obstacle

Allan Taylor's Gold & Blue Lunch Report from Buffalo.

Thursday March 16, 2017

Defense not extraordinary, but good enough to extend WVU’s season

For the first time this season West Virginia won a game when allowing 80 points. Strange as it sounds, the defense made a difference. Allan Taylor's commentary.

Mountaineers’ bench delivers against pesky Bucknell

Lamont West broke out of a shooting slump, Tarik Phillip played clutch minutes late and West Virginia used a 32-point edge in bench scoring to win Thursday's NCAA first-round game 86-80.

Photo gallery: West Virginia avoids upset repeat in NCAAs

BUFFALO, N.Y. —Images from Thursday’s NCAA tournament first-round action at KeyBank Center in which West Virginia downed Bucknell 86-80 and Notre Dame nipped Princeton 60-58.

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Are Mountaineers really better than their 4 seed? Time to prove it

Allan Taylor's first-round preview and prediction.

West Virginia big men must be in denial against Foulland

Bucknell's middle man won't be the best center WVU has faced, but March makes heroes of guys who go unchecked.

Year later, Mountaineers aiming to put SFA upset to rest

NCAA notebook: Lamont West's gone colder than Buffalo, and Brandon Watkins faces his high school teammate.

Gold & Blue Lunch: How far will each Big 12 team advance?

Allan Taylor shares its bracket projections for the Jayhawks, Bears, Cyclones, Cowboys, Wildcats and Mountaineers.

Bucknell coach played late role in 2005 Kansas stunner

John Griffin, a freshman that magical season, says a new bunch of underdogs at his alma mater are ready to write their own history.

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Spring practice priority: Spavital part evaluator, part stress reliever

Allan Taylor's commentary: West Virginia's new play-caller allows Holgorsen to step into CEO-type role.

Monday March 13, 2017

WVU snags No. 6 seed, visits Maryland in women’s bracket

Tynice Martin says Mountaineers can harness the same energy they showed while pulling three upsets at the Big 12 tournament.

Mountaineers eschew runway for the road because of snow

A mid-Atlantic snowstorm forced West Virginia to modify its NCAA tournament travel itinerary and bus to Buffalo a day early.

Sunday March 12, 2017

Bucknell awaits as No. 4 seed WVU heads back to Buffalo

The Mountaineers, who opened as 14-point over the Patriot League champions, could face a second-round matchup against Notre Dame.

Runners-up again, Mountaineers must snap out of mediocre mode

No embarrassment in losing to Iowa State on their home away from home, but West Virginia has much to fix from its three-game stay in Kansas City.

Saturday March 11, 2017

Cyclones get final word in Big 12 championship

West Virginia couldn't pull off the three-game sweep as Iowa State roared to an 80-74 win in Kansas City.

‘Zone Virginia’ saps steam from K-State’s upset bid

Allan Taylor's commentary on how the Mountaineers slowed Kansas State durig crunch time to win 51-50

Fire trumps misfires as West Virginia nips K-State, 51-50

After an ungly 16-point first half, the Mountaineers ramped up the intensity to return to the Big 12 final.

Big 12 semifinal blog: Must Wildcats sweat out NCAA bid?

  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas State likely earned its way into the NCAA tournament with Thursday night’s upset of Baylor. A follow-up win over...

Friday March 10, 2017

Photo gallery: West Virginia edges K-State, 51-50

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Images from Friday night’s Big 12 semifinal in which No. 11 West Virginia edged Kansas State 51-50.

The Lunch: Can Weber’s Wildcats keep upsets flowing?

West Virginia is a 7-point favorite against Kansas State in the Big 12 semifinals. See Allan Taylor's preview and prediction.

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