Sanders was the interim head coach and a former UC player.
Falcons prevailed early, before suffering first loss to Glenville State.
Both teams play Saturday for a trip to the Final Four.
The Cardinals finished 6-12 in last year's pandemic-impacted season, but hope to make strides under his second-year head coach Chris Richardson.
The Golden Eagles return eight of their top nine scorers from a 14-3 team that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season.
West Liberty's head coach has been impressed with the play of returning guard Malik McKinney.
The Falcons' top scorer from last season transferred to Baylor, but they return a solid core that leaves third-year coach Tim Koenig excited about the outlook.
WVSU plays UNC Pembroke Saturday night in Institute.
Veteran Yellow Jackets' coach Bryan Poore looking forward to four-team event at Mohegan Sun.
Despite losing Dale Bonner, who transferred to Baylor, the defending MEC champion Falcons have a strong nucleus back and welcome a plethora of new players.
Former Winfield soccer standout Sydney Cavender made a big impact in her first season with the Golden Eagles.
Two MEC members will face each other Friday in elimination game.
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
Charleston's season ends with a 19-3 record.
— 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
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
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
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.
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
Both Charleston programs join Fairmont State men, West Liberty men and Glenville State women in action this weekend.