TAG: West Virginia

College, GIFs / Mar 9, 2014 / 1:18 am

Video: Explosive Andrew Wiggins Jam As He Drops 41, But Jayhawks Still Upset

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (Dan Friend/USA TODAY Sports)

After going down by 25 points to West Virginia, the Jayhawks’ much-hyped freshman Andrew Wiggins took over. He scored a freshman record 41 points on 12-for-18 shooting (2-of-5 from deep. 15-of-19 from the charity stripe), including a filthy jam with a little less than five minutes remaining in the first half. Read More »

College / Apr 5, 2010 / 9:30 am

Kevin Jones West Virginia Final Four Diary: The End of the Road

(All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks)

West Virginia was two wins shy of a national championship. While that won’t be any immediate consolation to the players who worked all season to get to the Final Four, it’s a lot better than 300-something other D-1 teams can say. Kevin Jones was an instrumental part in the Mountaineers’ run, averaging 13.5 points and 7.2 rebounds this season. And in WVU’s four NCAA Tournament wins, the 6-8 sophomore forward was good for 15 points and 8 boards a game.

Kevin agreed to check in with Dime during the most hectic week of his career to give us a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like reaching the pinnacle of college basketball. After West Virginia lost to Duke in the national semifinal Saturday night, he reflected on the season and the Final Four experience: Read More »

Smack / Apr 3, 2010 / 2:27 am

Duncan puts Dwight in his place; NCAA Final Four preview

Tim Duncan

(photo. adidas)

Before you settle in this afternoon for the Final Four games (Butler/MSU tips off at 6 p.m. EST), first you should read these: The Dime crew’s best arguments for Michigan State, West Virginia, Butler or Duke walking away with the national championship after the dust settles Monday night. And for a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like for the players in Indianapolis, check out Dime’s Final Four Diary with WVU’s Kevin Jones … Five minutes into last night’s Spurs/Magic game, things were looking bleak for the home team. Read More »

College / Apr 2, 2010 / 5:00 pm

Duke will win the National Championship

Duke's Nolan Smith & Jon Scheyer

For all of those haters and “experts” who have been crying from moment the original NCAA Tournament seedings were announced weeks ago (and there were many) that Duke was handed a cakewalk to the Final Four, know this: when the smoke clears, Duke will have absolutely earned their stripes by battling through what has quickly become the most difficult road to a national championship faced by any team in the field. Read More »

College / Apr 2, 2010 / 3:15 pm

Butler will win the National Championship

Gordon Hayward

Butler's Gordon Hayward

Let me get this out of the way: Gordon Hayward is not Jimmy Chitwood, and the Butler Bulldogs are not the Hickory High Hoosiers. But if all goes according to plan, Butler’s historic run to the Final Four will go down as one of the greatest in college basketball history.

Look at the teams they’ve beaten: 12-seed UTEP, 13-seed Murray State, 1-seed Syracuse and 2-seed Kansas State. Read More »

Video / Apr 2, 2010 / 3:00 pm

West Virginia Send Off Rally Entrance Video

If you’ve been keeping up with Kevin Jones‘ Final Four Diary, then you might remember that he mentioned the send off they had before leaving for Indy. Well, we found it. Check out the entrance video for the team’s Final Four send off rally at the WVU Coliseum on Wednesday. Pretty dope.

College / Apr 1, 2010 / 1:30 pm

Kevin Jones West Virginia Final Four Diary: Meet the Mountaineers

(All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks)

Kevin Jones has been instrumental in West Virginia’s run to this year’s Final Four, averaging 13.7 points and 7.2 rebounds during the season. And in WVU’s first four wins of the Tournament, the 6-8 sophomore power forward/center has been good for over 15 points and 8 boards a game.

Kevin has agreed to check in with Dime during the most hectic week of his career to give us a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like reaching the pinnacle of college basketball: Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Mar 29, 2010 / 5:32 pm

Today’s Best NBA Tweets: Marcus Williams Is Way Too Honest

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We spend a ton of time on Twitter every day. We have to, it’s the fastest way to get breaking NBA news and information and to connect with our readers, basketball fans and other basketball outlets.

Along the way though, we find ourselves laughing every single day at the tweets from NBA players, bloggers and fans. We decided that every afternoon we’re going to put the best tweets (both funny and informative) we see that day in one place for our dimemag.com readers who either aren’t on Twitter or don’t have the time to sit and follow tons of feeds all day long like we do.

Check out the best tweets from the last few days below: Read More »

College / Mar 17, 2010 / 6:42 pm

4 Things That Will (But Probably Won’t) Happen this week in March Madness

Villanova's Scottie Reynolds

Villanova's Scottie Reynolds

Happy St. Patty’s Day to everyone out there! I figured today would be the perfect day to post my first assessment of this year’s Tournament field, and for three reasons: (1) because people will be drunk enough to actually read what I am about to write, (2) because when I don’t get enough comments I can blame it on you people being too drunk to type, and (3) because if any of what you’re about to read turns out to be completely wrong, I can blame it on myself being drunk. Which I’m not, or am I… Read More »

College / Jan 27, 2010 / 10:30 am

West Virginia is a national title threat thanks to Kevin Jones

West Virginia's Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones, West Virginia

In a season where college basketball is without one dominant team, the national championship race is truly wide-open. Last night, #1 Kentucky dropped its first game at unranked South Carolina, becoming the last undefeated team to get familiar with the loss column.

West Virginia has just as good a chance as anybody at taking the whole thing. The 9th-ranked Mountaineers (16-3, 5-2 Big East) have a senior leader in SG/SF Da’Sean Butler who is also their best player, an athletic NBA wing prospect in Devin Ebanks, an explosive point guard in Darryl “Truck” Bryant, a good outside shooter in Wellington Smith, a future Hall of Fame coach in Bob Huggins, an underdog mentality since they’re not Kentucky or Kansas, and an entire legion of hungry wild dogs on the defensive end. Read More »