West Virginia shocked No. 3 Kansas 91-85 on Saturday behind a scorching 3-point capturing efficiency, handing the Jayhawks a Quad 3 loss. The Mountaineers had been 10-point underdogs at house, however received enormous performances from RaeQuan Battle and Pat Suemnick en path to their largest victory of the season.
Kansas (15-3, 3-2 Massive 12) had alternatives to tie or take the lead late because it clawed again from a 77-70 deficit to make the ending tense. However the Mountaineers (7-11, 2-3 Massive 12) got here up with three vital offensive rebounds on a single possession late within the recreation and made their remaining eight free throws.
As soon as the ultimate horn sounded, West Virginia followers rushed the courtroom. Battle led WVU with 23 factors whereas Suemnick added a career-high 20. The Mountaineers made 12 of 21 pictures from past the arc. Whereas Kansas shot 53.4% from the ground, it hit simply 1 of 11 makes an attempt from 3-point vary within the second half.
The result marks Kansas’ second Massive 12 highway loss after KU additionally fell 65-60 at UCF on Jan. 10 as a 7-point favourite and is the second consecutive Saturday that West Virginia has knocked off a ranked workforce at house after WVU took down then-No. 25 Texas 76-73.
In an in any other case attempting season, the previous two weekends have been moments of reduction for the Mountaineers, who underwent an unsightly ending to legendary coach Bob Huggins’ tenure throughout the offseason and an accompanying roster implosion.
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