West Virginia forward Wesley Harris, who started all 17 games for the Mountaineers heading into Monday’s showdown with 10th-ranked Kansas, was back in the starting lineup on Monday night despite some controversy swirling around him. By Matt Tait
Two different Kansas basketball teams took the floor at WVU Coliseum for a Big Monday thriller won by Kansas, 71-66, on a furious late comeback from a 16-point deficit. The Jayhawks who played when sophomore center Udoka Azubuike sat nursing foul trouble looked small, slight of build, no match for a shot-blocker freed to block the rim no matter who attacked it. By Tom Keegan
Of all of the talented teams and insanely skilled players that Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has taken to West Virginia during the past five years, it was a bunch of grinders and scrappers who finally came out of WVU Coliseum with a victory again. By Matt Tait
Recent Big 12 tradition be damned, the Kansas basketball team visited West Virginia and left without “Country Roads” resounding throughout WVU Coliseum and Mountaineers fans singing along blissfully. West Virginia failed to defend its home court against the Jayhawks for the first time in five years, as KU rallied for a 71-66 road victory, in a Big Monday battle of top-10 teams. By Benton Smith
What better way to open ESPN’s 2018 Big Monday schedule than with a battle of top-10 Big 12 teams? Kansas hasn’t won at West Virginia in any of its past four trips out to Morgantown. The No. 6 Mountaineers (15-2 overall, 4-1 Big 12), coming off a loss at Texas Tech, hope to send the No. 10 Jayhawks (14-3, 4-1) back to Lawrence with a fifth straight loss at WVU.