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College basketball Top 25 recap: Kansas loses to West Virginia

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The West Virginia Mountaineers used a dominating first half to upset the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday. The 92-86 victory had plenty of twist and turns, but the large deficit was too much to overcome for Kansas.

Kansas loses chances at No.1 Seed in NCAA Tournament.

In the loss, Andrew Wiggins did everything he could to help the reeling Jayhawks. He finished with 41 points and eight rebounds in his best game as a collegiate athlete. Wiggins hit 12 of his 18 field goal attempts and 15 of 19 from the foul line. However, for most of the game, Andrew Wiggins' spectacular play did not result in productive play for the Jayhawks as a whole.

West Virginia had a three headed monster attacking the Jayhawks' defense most of the night. Juwan Staten paced the Mountaineers with 24 points and nine assists, while Eron Harris led West Virginia with 28 points. Freshman Devin Williams also had a tremendous game. He finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds.

Without Joel Embiid in the lineup, Kansas allowed three 20 point scorers in a single game. West Virginia shot over 56% from three point range and things seemed to be rolling until a couple of questionable calls went against them.

Kansas fed off of the indecision as they revved up the pressure defense. The Jayhawks were down 64-39 before the under 16 minute timeout in the second half. Bill Self had just used his final timeout and he put the game in his players hands.

Within 10 minutes of action, Kansas cut the deficit 10. Then after another mini Mountaineer run, Kansas came back with another flurry of buckets. Frank Mason hit a big three to cut the lead to five points with 1:24 left.

However, West Virginia survived by making seven free throws down the stretch.

The loss proved Kansas needs their big man if they are to make a Final Four run, but it also showed that Wiggins has the ability to takeover a game in the tournament.

There were 52 total fouls called in the game.

Kansas fell to (23-8), while West Virginia moved to (17-14).

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