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WVU men’s basketball team 19th in polls, women 11th in AP

Created on:   Tue, Nov 28, 2017   12:05 AM

Last modified:   Tue, Nov 28, 2017   12:05 AM

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MORGANTOWN — The WVU men’s basketball team (6-1) moved up to 19th in the Associated Press and USA Today rankings after winning the Advocare Invitational, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The Mountaineers’ women’s team (6-0) remained at No. 11 in the Associated Press poll, released Nov. 27.

Coach Bob Huggins’ men’s squad rallied from a 16-point deficit to knock off Missouri, 83-79, in the Advocare title game, on Nov. 26. Jevon Carter scored 29 points.

The Mountaineers also beat UCF, 83-45, and Marist, 84-78. They have not lost since falling to Texas A&M, 88-65, in the Nov. 10 season opener, in Germany.

WVU returns to action Nov. 30, hosting NJIT, at the Coliseum.

The Mountaineers’ women are one of three Big 12 Conference teams in the rankings. Texas is second and Baylor ninth. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas State received votes.

WVU beat Butler, 75-68, Drexel, 75-42, and Virginia Tech, 79-61, at the Paradise Jam.

WVU forward Teana Muldrow was named the College Sports Madness Big 12 Player of the Week for the second consecutive week after the Paradise Jam sweep.

Muldrow averaged 22 points and eight rebounds per game in earning Island Division MVP honors.

She was joined on the tournament team by senior guard Chania Ray, who tied the tournament record for 3-point percentage by going 3-for-3 in the win over Drexel. Ray capped the week averaging 14.7 points per game, with 11 3-pointers and 17 assists.

WVU returns to action against No. 18 Texas A&M, at 8 p.m. Dec. 3, in College Station, Texas, as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The game airs on ESPNU.

Tickets for the WVU men’s basketball games against Virginia (Dec. 5) and Oklahoma (Jan. 6) are on sale through the Mountaineer ticket office, at wvu game.com or by calling 800-988-4263.

Tickets are $27 for upper level sideline seats and $22 for upper level baseline seats. The Oklahoma game is a Family Day. Fans can purchase four tickets and a $25 concessions voucher for
$70 per package.

Fans can also purchase the Blue mini-package that includes tickets for Virginia, Kansas (Jan. 15), Kansas State (Feb. 3) and Oklahoma State (Feb. 10). The Blue mini-package is $96.