NCAAB Game Recap - Kansas State at West Virginia
Sat Feb 1, 2020 2:00 PM EST

TCU
52
Baylor
68
F
Gonz
83
USF
79
F
TxTch
75
Kansas
78
F
UtSt
68
SDSU
80
F
FlaSt
74
VaTec
63
F
Lou
77
NCSU
57
F
Ford
56
Dayt
70
F
Crei
76
Vill
61
F
Duke
97
Syr
88
F
Xav
74
Seton
62
F
Oreg
60
Stan
70
F
KansSt
57
WVU
66
F
KY
66
Aub
75
F
MSU
63
Wisc
64
F
Prov
65
Butl
61
F
Colora
78
USC
57
F
Hou
62
Cin
64
F
Miss
63
LSU
73
F
WichSt
51
Tuls
54
F
PSU
76
Nebras
64
F
Rut
63
Mich
69
F
Bry
64
StFPA
84
F
Ind
59
OhSt
68
F
GaTec
72
ND
80
F
Hartfo
55
Maine
49
F
W Ky
76
FlInt
81
F
UConn
63
Mem
70
F
CenCT
57
RobM
64
F
TexAM
48
UGA
63
F
Ohio
54
Ball
65
F
UMKC
69
ChiSt
51
F
Copp
68
DelSt
77
F
IaSt
68
Tex
72
F
Tenn
73
MisSt
86
F
DeP
72
Marq
76
F
NrthIA
80
Evans
68
F
UNCA
71
Winth
104
F
CenMI
85
W MI
78
F
Charl
79
Tows
70
F
WCU
64
Chat
61
F
Amer
70
Lafy
82
F
Colg
73
HolyC
64
F
Troy
84
GASt
78
F
Toled
57
E MI
61
F
Drex
72
Del
80
F
Boston
77
Buck
57
F
OkSt
69
Okla
82
F
ULMo
54
TexAr
68
F
Charl
68
SoMis
74
F(OT)
N TX
75
Rice
84
F
App
86
ArkLR
93
F
IL-C
64
Clev
62
F
TN-M
77
MorSt
85
F
Mizzu
54
SCar
76
F
MtStM
75
FaDi
85
F
Morg
89
How
83
F
SCSt
56
NCC
73
F
MidTN
83
TexSA
80
F
UCF
48
SoFL
64
F
CBU
72
Seatt
65
F
OrSt
67
Cal
69
F
Ida
72
NoAZ
77
F
UNLV
77
ColSt
95
F
IndSt
78
MOSt
68
F
LIU
59
(N/A)
70
F
Presb
81
Hamp
87
F(OT)
Hof
83
W&M
60
F
SacHr
83
StFNY
76
F
GMas
65
StBon
74
F
ChaSo
74
Radf
77
F(OT)
UNCW
66
JMU
83
F
SthAL
79
GaSo
69
F
Marsh
73
FlAtl
91
F
NE
69
Elon
74
F
SEMO
57
E KY
70
F
UNCG
65
ETSU
82
F
CenAR
79
NWSt
71
F
BethC
67
FlaAM
73
F
Norf
68
NCAT
74
F
Lamar
96
McNee
91
F
Longw
84
GWebb
81
F(OT)
Citad
71
Mercer
76
F
MiaO
55
NIU
70
F
Campbl
74
USC-Up
91
F
JackSt
85
MsVl
65
F
NOrl
84
SeLA
73
F
Stetsn
55
Lipsco
53
F
KennSt
45
NFla
86
F
CoCar
83
ArkSt
77
F
Wyo
71
SJSU
66
F
NM
77
Fres
82
F
OlDom
73
LaTec
76
F
Belm
78
JacSt
64
F
Navy
73
LoyMD
79
F
E IL
64
APSU
68
F
ULLa
66
TxSt
71
F
UNH
75
UMassL
77
F
ECU
64
Temp
76
F
N AL
83
Jacksn
85
F
Pepp
68
LoyMa
67
F(OT)
SIU
79
Drake
72
F
Ark
82
Alab
78
F
IUPUI
76
YSU
91
F
GrgWas
54
Rich
76
F
Harv
69
Princ
70
F
Dart
46
Penn
54
F
BC
71
UNC
70
F
Colum
66
Brown
72
F
Alc
82
South
93
F
SFA
81
SamH
76
F
StLou
78
StJos
73
F
Samf
56
Woff
80
F
UCSB
87
LongB
62
F
Vermt
86
Albany
75
F
NDSt
71
IPFW
60
F
Corn
71
Yale
86
F
UMBC
63
Stony
74
F
FlGlf
46
Lib
61
F
Army
80
Leh
79
F
PVAM
49
AlSt
52
F
TXSo
82
AlaAM
73
F
Tul
67
SMU
82
F
CAPoly
51
UCDav
66
F
Ariz
66
WaSt
49
F
SCla
85
Portl
61
F
SDSt
71
W IL
61
F
IlSt
70
Valpa
80
F
CSBak
59
UTRGV
70
F
Denv
77
Oral
86
F
Brad
51
LoyIL
62
F
TXAMC
77
HBU
82
F
InWor
58
AbCh
72
F
Clem
44
Wake
56
F
UMass
50
David
85
F
SIU-E
55
Murr
74
F
Fla
61
Vand
55
F
Gram
49
ArkPB
47
F
TNSt
72
TNTec
67
F(OT)
UAB
69
UTEP
55
F
IdaSt
75
S UT
80
F
Web
52
N CO
70
F
GrCan
52
NMSt
72
F
MTSt
64
Mont
78
F
Purd
61
NW
58
F
USD
58
Pacif
66
F
StMar
79
BYU
81
F
Nev
64
Bois
73
F
E WA
59
Sac
54
F
AzSt
87
Wash
83
F
CS-Ful
61
UCIrv
91
F
CSNor
75
HI
80
F

Feb 1, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Kansas State (9-12)

27

30

57

(12) West Virginia (17-4)

30

36

66

No. 12 West Virginia beats K-State, Huggins moves past Rupp
Sat Feb 1, 2020 6:43 PM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Derek Culver wanted to do something about West Virginia's worst loss of the season.

The sophomore had 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 12 West Virginia to a 66-57 victory over Kansas State on Saturday, giving coach Bob Huggins another milestone win.

The Mountaineers (17-4, 5-3 Big 12) bounced back from a loss at Texas Tech on Wednesday, improved to 11-0 at home and ended a three-game losing streak to Kansas State.

On Jan. 18 the Wildcats drubbed West Virginia 84-68 in which Culver, the Big 12's fourth-leading rebounder, was limited to eight points and three rebounds.

"They did us pretty bad last time at K-State," Culver said. "We don't forget anything."

With no one else on the team making more than three field goals, Culver took it upon himself to preserve the home win streak.

"We had to come out here and return the favor," Culver said. "We didn't really get them as bad as they did us at K-State, but we came out with aggression and tried to set the tone from the jump."

Huggins earned his 877th career win to move past Kentucky's Adolph Rupp into seventh place all time in Division I. Huggins hasn't paid much attention to the feat, preferring to deflect attention in the past week away from himself.

"You're not much of a player if you don't respond after a loss," Huggins said. "Anybody who's coached for a while will tell you, it's so much harder to get up after a big win than a big loss."

Culver, a 6-foot-10 sophomore, went to the locker room in pain early in the second half after his right elbow collided with Kansas State's Montavious Murphy. Culver returned to the game wearing a sleeve on his arm a short time later and completed his fifth double-double of the season.

"He's 6'11" and 250, he's a pretty big dude," West Virginia guard Chase Harler said. "He just goes for every rebound and having that mentality (that) you're going to get more than you miss."

Sean McNeil sank a pair of free throws to cap a 9-0 run that gave the Mountaineers their largest lead, 49-35, with nine minutes remaining. Kansas State got no closer than eight points after that.

Huggins used 11 players in the first three minutes of the game to try to find the right combination.

Culver, whose layup midway through the first half put West Virginia ahead to stay, went 8 of 15 from the floor. But he made just 3 of 9 free throws after going 14 of 16 from the line against Texas Tech.

David Sloan scored 13 points and Xavier Sneed added 11 for Kansas State (9-12, 2-6).

The teams combined for 44 fouls and 54 free throws. On Wednesday, West Virginia and Texas Tech combined for 50 fouls and 73 free throws.

"Their defense was much better than at our place obviously, but you know, credit to our guys," said Kansas State coach Bruce Weber. "We've made improvement. We've battled. I would like them to play a little sharper and crisp, but part of that is how West Virginia plays."

BIG PICTURE

Kansas State has lost five straight games on the road. The Wildcats made 58% of their field goals in beating West Virginia 84-68 at home on Jan. 18 but shot 37% (18 of 49) on Saturday, including 3 of 17 3-point attempts.

West Virginia has allowed an average of 54 points in its last five home games, 14 points less than its last four road games.

"It wasn't a good shooting night for anybody, was it?" Huggins said. "We didn't shoot it. They didn't shoot it, and it makes it an ugly game. I don't mind ugly games as long as we win them."

HONORING A FRIEND

Huggins spoke at a memorial service Friday in Cincinnati for former Bearcats player, assistant coach and long-time radio broadcaster Chuck Machock. A member of Cincinnati's Athletic Hall of Fame, Machock died Jan. 4 at 82.

Huggins told stories about Machock and referred to him as "my second dad" and my "best friend in the world."

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West Virginia could drop a spot or two in the AP Top 25 after the loss at Texas Tech.

UP NEXT

Kansas State hosts top-ranked Baylor on Monday

West Virginia hosts Iowa State on Wednesday

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Leaders

Kansas State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Sloan 13 0 3 2 2 0
X. Sneed 11 0 0 2 2 0
West Virginia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Routt 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. McCabe 0 0 2 1 0 0

Team Comparison

KansSt WVU
Points For 57 66
Field Goals 18/49-37% 21/50-42%
Three Pointers 3/17-18% 6/19-32%
Free Throws 18/26-69% 18/28-64%
Offensive Rebounds 10 13
Defensive Rebounds 22 26
Rebounds 36 44
Blocks 3 1
Steals 7 5
Turnovers 14 15
Personal Fouls 23 21
Technical Fouls 2 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 18 WVU 68 @ KansSt 84 B. Knapper 3 M. Mawien 4
Sat Feb 1 KansSt 57 @ WVU 66 M. Murphy 3 J. Haley 1

Game Information

Stadium: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Attendance: 14,224
Game Time: