The Mountaineers (6-0, 4-0 GARC) were ranked No. 3 in the Nov. 27 CRCA poll, the last ranking released. In total, WVU has been slotted at No. 3 in five consecutive polls.
MU WOMEN LOSE: Alexis Hyder had 18 points Wednesday night as North Texas broke away from a halftime tie to earn a 63-50 C-USA women's victory over visiting Marshall (7-9, 0-3).
Laura McCoy added 13 points and Briesha Wynn a double-double (12 points, 11 rebounds) for the Mean Green (7-9, 1-2).
After the teams started the second half in a 25-all deadlock, North Texas shot 50 percent and held Marshall to 7 of 23 shooting (30.4 percent).
For the Thundering Herd, Leah Scott netted 15 points and Suporia Dickens added eight points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Norrisha Victrum handed out seven assists for Marshall.
AREA BASKETBALL: The 13th annual Ohio vs. West Virginia Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Basketball Classic will take place on Saturday, March 29 at Parkersburg South.
The girls game will tip off at 5 p.m. with the boys game starting approximately at 7. Senior players from West Virginia and Ohio in the Mid-Ohio Valley and surrounding areas are eligible to participate. To nominate a player or for more information, contact Bill Camp at 304-483-8922.
PREP SWIMMING: Hurricane took home the boys and girls team titles at the High School Invitational Swim Meet at the Toyota Aquatic Center in the Tri-County YMCA on January 7th.
Hurricane's Zach Shurow won the boys 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.13 and Huntington's Emily Chambers won the girls 50 free with a time of 27.13. (For complete list of winners, see Page 2B.)