The Shotgun/Throwdown: The West Virginia women’s basketball team starts 3-0

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West Virginia women’s basketball starts 3-0 under new head coach Dawn Plitzuweit. The Mountaineers’ last win was on Sunday over Appalachian State. WVU has won every game by more than 20 points, with an average winning margin of 31 points.

Madisen Smith, a senior in her fifth year, does everything for the Mountaineers. She leads the team with 13 points, four assists and 2.7 steals per game.

Sophomore guard JJ Quinerly and senior guard Jayla Hemingway also average over 10 points per game.

WVU will face their toughest tests of the season later this week when they travel to Mexico for the Cancun Challenge. The Mountaineers play Central Michigan on Thanksgiving night, followed by a matchup against NC State on Friday afternoon.

basketball

Perez, WVU await NCAA forward transfer approval to begin training

Transfer forward Jose Perez, who was named MAAC Preseason Player of the Year before leaving Manhattan, is awaiting NCAA approval to train with his West Virginia teammates. Perez averaged 18.9 points, 4.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game last year.

wrestling

West Virginia prevails in the home opener

The West Virginia wrestling team opened the season with victories over Northern Colorado, Edinboro and Glenville State in the Mountaineer Quad. Big 12 opponents UNC were the only team to face WVU on Sunday.

The climber

Climber Mascot named Best Living Human Mascot by the National Mascot Hall of Fame

The mountaineer outshined the Notre Dame Leprechaun to be named the best living human mascot by the National Mascot Hall of Fame.

Around the Big 12

Oklahoma leads the 24th state of Oklahoma and is eligible for the Bowl

A very quick start in the first quarter helped Oklahoma upset Oklahoma State for the foreseeable future in one of the last Bedlam games.

Around the NCAA

No. 12 Oregon remains in Pac-12 chase, leads No. 10 Utah 20-17

Senior quarterback Bo Nix played last Saturday night despite an injury to guide Oregon to a win over Utah.

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