WVU Sports with Tom Bragg

BOX SCORE: No. 12 WVU 81, TCU 49

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Full audio from today’s media teleconference with Bob Huggins:

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West Virginia safety Tykee Smith has been named to the Shaun Alexander-Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America team, announced Monday.

Smith, a Philadelphia native, finished the 2019 season with 53 tackles, one forced fumble and two interceptions — one of which he returned for a touchdown against Iowa State.

Check out the full FWAA Freshman All-America team here. 

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The new AP Top 25 poll is out for the week, and West Virginia moved up five spots to No. 12 after winning at Oklahoma State and beating a ranked Texas Tech team at home.

The Mountaineers are also currently at No. 10 in the NCAA NET rankings. The full AP Top 25 poll is below.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 12, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Gonzaga (30) 18-1 1574 1
2. Baylor (31) 13-1 1567 4
3. Duke (4) 15-1 1529 2
4. Auburn 15-0 1359 5
5. Butler 15-1 1299 6
6. Kansas 12-3 1286 3
7. San Diego St. 17-0 1266 7
8. Oregon 14-3 1163 9
9. Florida St. 14-2 1093 10
10. Kentucky 12-3 960 14
11. Louisville 13-3 943 13
12. West Virginia 13-2 911 17
13. Dayton 14-2 842 15
14. Villanova 12-3 822 16
15. Michigan St. 13-4 735 8
16. Wichita St. 15-1 629 23
17. Maryland 13-3 616 12
18. Seton Hall 12-4 496
19. Michigan 11-5 358 19
20. Colorado 13-3 345 25
21. Ohio St. 11-5 270 11
22. Memphis 13-3 232 21
23. Texas Tech 10-5 111 22
24. Illinois 12-5 109
25. Creighton 13-4 97

Others receiving votes: Iowa 88, Stanford 77, Arkansas 65, Indiana 50, Virginia 41, Penn St. 36, LSU 30, Arizona 20, Wisconsin 19, Liberty 11, N Iowa 10, Purdue 10, Duquesne 9, Washington 9, TCU 8, Rutgers 8, Virginia Tech 5, Oregon St. 4, Houston 4, BYU 3, ETSU 2, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 1, Harvard 1, Akron 1, Southern Cal 1.

BOX SCORE: WVU 55, Oklahoma State 41

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I’m trying something new tonight and posting a PDF of the WVU basketball box score here on the blog. We’ve had some calls about including the box scores online, and this is an easy way to do it and keep it out from behind the paywall for y’all.

Check out the full box from the Oklahoma State Statbroadcast below.

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The West Virginia University men’s basketball team dropped one spot following a loss at No. 3 Kansas. The Mountaineers (11-2) check in at No. 17 this week with two games on the schedule — tonight at Oklahoma State and Saturday at the Coliseum against No. 22 Texas Tech. It is the 103rd week West Virginia has appeared in the AP Top 25 under Bob Huggins.

WVU also fell two spots in the most recent batch of the NCAA’s NET rankings to No. 12. That full list can be found here.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Gonzaga (54) 16-1 1607 1
2. Duke (9) 13-1 1545 2
3. Kansas (2) 11-2 1513 3
4. Baylor 11-1 1386 6
5. Auburn 13-0 1317 8
6. Butler 14-1 1181 11
7. San Diego St. 15-0 1130 13
8. Michigan St. 12-3 1129 14
9. Oregon 12-3 1075 4
10. Florida St. 13-2 966 18
11. Ohio St. 11-3 924 5
12. Maryland 12-2 863 15
13. Louisville 11-3 844 7
14. Kentucky 10-3 811 17
15. Dayton 13-2 614 20
16. Villanova 10-3 604 10
17. West Virginia 11-2 599 16
18. Virginia 11-2 556 19
19. Michigan 10-4 502 12
20. Penn St. 12-2 456 21
21. Memphis 12-2 455 9
22. Texas Tech 10-3 287 22
23. Wichita St. 13-1 252 24
24. Arizona 11-3 184 25
25. Colorado 12-3 81

Others receiving votes: Iowa 63, Seton Hall 48, Arkansas 38, Marquette 25, Xavier 18, Wisconsin 17, Houston 8, Creighton 6, Washington 6, VCU 5, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 3, N Iowa 2, Liberty 2, Purdue 1, Stephen F Austin 1, BYU 1.