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Among Its Many Needs, WVU Needs A Healthy Taz Sherman

Among Its Many Needs, WVU Needs A Healthy Taz Sherman

Despite the appearance of a strong 13-4 overall record, the Mountaineer men’s basketball team badly needs to improve in many areas if it is going to contend for a spot in the NCAA Tournament field this season. What’s needed? • Better rebounding (WVU is a distant last in the Big 12 in rebounding margin at […]
The Smoking Musket Jan 12, 2022
Jalen Bridges leads West Virginia past Oklahoma State, ties career-high

Jalen Bridges leads West Virginia past Oklahoma State, ties career-high

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports The Mountaineers will face off with the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday West Virginia sophomore forward — and pepperoni roll spokesman — Jalen Bridges tied a career-high performance on Tuesday night to power the Mountaineers (13-2, 2-1 Big 12) to a 70-60 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Morgantown. WVU and Oklahoma State traded the lead through the first ten minutes of the game before Taz Sherman and Sean McNeil nailed back-to-back threes to open an 18-12 lead for the Mountaineers with just over eight minutes remaining in the half. Gabe...
Absence Highlights Importance of WVU’s Sherman, Osabuohien

Absence Highlights Importance of WVU’s Sherman, Osabuohien

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Sometimes you don’t appreciate what you have until you don’t have it any more, and so it was last weekend when West Virginia men’s basketball went to Texas and didn’t have Taz Sherman. Slow down, now. I know you appreciated Sherman and the 21 points per game he was scoring for the […]
Without Key Pieces, WVU Comes Up Short At Texas

Without Key Pieces, WVU Comes Up Short At Texas

Even under the best of circumstances, West Virginia’s 2021-22 Big 12 opener at No. 17 Texas was going to be difficult. The difficulty meter ramped up even further before 11-1 WVU even arrived in Austin, though, as three Mountaineers – senior guard Taz Sherman, senior forward Gabe Osabuohien and freshman guard Kobe Johnson – had […]
WATCH: West Virginia Mountaineers – Texas Longhorns Highlights, Interviews

WATCH: West Virginia Mountaineers – Texas Longhorns Highlights, Interviews

AUSTIN, Texas — Highlights and post game interviews following West Virginia’s 74-59 loss to Texas. The Mountaineers dropped to 11-2 overall and 0-1 in the league with the defeat. Get all of our print editions with your subscription today! West Virginia forward Jalen Bridges discusses being more aggressive in the absence of Taz Sherman and […]
The Smoking Musket Jan 1, 2022
West Virginia opens conference play with loss to No. 17 ranked Texas

West Virginia opens conference play with loss to No. 17 ranked Texas

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports The Mountaineers entered without their leading scorer and short-handed due to COVID-19 protocols The West Virginia Mountaineers (10-2, 0-1 Big 12) began 2022 and the Big 12 Conference slate with a 79-54 loss to the No. 17 ranked Texas Longhorns in Austin. WVU entered the game without their leading scorer, Taz Sherman, as well as Gabe Osabuohien and freshman guard Kobe Johnson due to COVID-19 safety protocol, and were able to through the first ten minutes of the game, tying the game on three occasions before the lack of key players began to...

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