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WednesdayMarch 24, 2021

West Liberty falls to Northwest Missouri State in NCAA quarterfinals

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A slow start brought West Liberty’s run in the NCAA Elite Eight to a sudden end. The Hilltoppers fell to No. 2 seed Northwest Missouri State, 98-77 in the national quarterfinals Wednesday night at The Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. The Bearcats jumped out to a 51-32 halftime lead where they went

TuesdayMarch 23, 2021

ThursdayMarch 18, 2021

Ben Howlett and West Liberty preparing for another Elite Eight run

— Story by Taylor Kennedy MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Liberty Hilltoppers advanced to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for the sixth time in a decade Tuesday evening with a win over #9 Hillsdale, 78-61. “We played well,” said fourth year head coach Ben Howlett. “Our guys were engaged. They were engaged this whole

TuesdayMarch 16, 2021

West Liberty downs Hillsdale and advances to NCAA Elite Eight

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — For the sixth time in the last decade, West Liberty has secured the NCAA Atlantic Regional title and a spot in the Elite Eight. The Hilltoppers defeated top-seeded Hillsdale 78-61 Tuesday evening at the ASRC. Dalton Bolon led the Hilltoppers (18-4) with 22 points. Pat Robinson added 18 points. He surpassed the

MondayMarch 15, 2021

Charleston advances to Division II Women’s Elite Eight

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — For the first time in fifteen years, the University of Charleston women’s basketball team is bound for the NCAA Division II Elite Elight. The Golden Eagles (19-2) defeated Tiffin, 82-52 Tuesday in the Atlantic Regional title game in Columbus, Ohio. WBB| UC Win!!!! Charleston advances to the Elite 8 with their 82-52

SundayMarch 14, 2021

West Liberty returns to Sweet 16 with 82-63 win over Charleston

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Liberty has advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the ninth time in the last 11 seasons. The Hilltoppers, seeded third in the Atlantic Regional tourney, defeated Charleston 82-63 Sunday night to move on to Tuesday’s regional championship game. Pat Robinson led the Hilltoppers (17-4) with 32 points and 10 rebounds.

SaturdayMarch 13, 2021

Two MEC hoop squads advance in NCAA Regionals

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Mountain East Conference men’s and women’s basketball teams went 2-2 Saturday in NCAA Regional tournament games in West Liberty and Columbus, Ohio. Men’s NCAA Atlantic Regional at West Liberty No. 3 West Liberty 94, No. 6 Malone 89 The host Hilltoppers (16-4) received a 25-point, 7-rebound effort from Dalton Bolon to advance

FridayMarch 12, 2021

MEC men’s, women’s teams set for play in Atlantic Regional

Both Charleston programs join Fairmont State men, West Liberty men and Glenville State women in action this weekend.

SundayMarch 7, 2021

Fairmont State slips by West Liberty for first MEC title

Bonner, Sanders shine to help Falcons punch ticket to NCAA Tournament.

Russell’s championship record propels UC over Glenville State

Charleston has likely secured the top seed for the Atlantic Regional tournament.

SaturdayMarch 6, 2021

MEC Semifinal Day Recap

(Fairmont State-Charleston men’s highlights above) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Championship games are set for Sunday afternoon at the MEC Tournament at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. All 14 MEC Tournament games will be broadcast at wvmetronews.com. Check out the complete tournament schedule and pairings at mountaineast.org. Women’s Semifinal #1 – Charleston 71, Wheeling 55 Women’s Semifinal #2

FridayMarch 5, 2021

Men’s MEC Quarterfinals recap

(West Liberty-Concord highlights above) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two teams have advanced to Saturday’s MEC men’s semifinal round at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. All 14 MEC Tournament games will be broadcast at wvmetronews.com. Check out the complete tournament schedule and pairings at mountaineast.org. Men’s MEC Quarterfinals: Game 1 – Glenville State 83, Notre Dame College 68

Women’s MEC Quarterfinals recap

(Concord-Wheeling highlights above) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Four teams have advanced to Saturday’s MEC semifinal round at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. All 14 MEC Tournament games will be broadcast at wvmetronews.com. Check out the complete tournament schedule and pairings at mountaineast.org. Women’s MEC Quarterfinals: Game 1 – Glenville State 118, West Liberty 87   Game 2

MondayMarch 1, 2021

Stephens hopeful Pioneers can hit their stride in Wheeling

Although GSC coach worries about team's conditioning, her program has become accustomed to winning on this stage.

SaturdayFebruary 27, 2021

West Liberty & Charleston earn top seeds for MEC Tournament

Opening round games are set for Monday, quarterfinals begin Thursday in Wheeling.

WednesdayFebruary 24, 2021

Offensive barrage lifts West Liberty over Fairmont State

— Story by Taylor Kennedy WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. — West Liberty lit up the scoreboard in a 126-96 rout over Fairmont State Wednesday evening. The Hilltoppers extended their winning streak to eight games, and they picked up their fifth straight victory against the Falcons. “I thought it went really well,” said West Liberty head basketball

ThursdayFebruary 18, 2021

Sanders shines to help Fairmont State top Notre Dame

Falcons improve to 9-2 with 94-84 win.

WednesdayFebruary 17, 2021

MEC basketball tournament format set, spectators welcome in Wheeling

Wheeling will host the MEC Tournament in the first week of March.

MondayFebruary 8, 2021

SaturdayFebruary 6, 2021

Big second half lifts Wheeling over Davis & Elkins

— Story by Taylor Kennedy WHEELING, W.Va. — The Wheeling University Cardinals (2-4) picked up their second consecutive win after starting the season 0-4. The Cardinals defeated Davis & Elkins (2-5) 82-71 Saturday afternoon. “We have been through a lot this past month. It has been about taking what happens and making the most of