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Late but sweet victory for Mountaineers

Dominion Post photo by Matt Sunday WVU guard Juwan Staten is lifted above the court rush in celebration of the Mountaineers’ 92-86 win against No. 8 Kansas, on Saturday afternoon, at the Coliseum.
Dominion Post photo by Matt Sunday
WVU guard Juwan Staten is lifted above the court rush in celebration of the Mountaineers’ 92-86 win against No. 8 Kansas, on Saturday afternoon, at the Coliseum.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The moment Juwan Staten corralled his fifth and final rebound, his eyes immediately went to the scoreboard Saturday, March 8.

It read: WVU 92, No. 8 Kansas 86.

It was enough to get Staten to throw the ball into the air in celebration moments later.

It was enough for about 2,000 WVU students and fans to rush the WVU Coliseum floor and mob the conquering players.

“That was a dream,” said WVU guard Eron Harris, who played a major role in the Mountaineers’ upset by connecting on five 3-pointers and scoring 28 points. “That’s something I’ve always wanted to be a part of, but never thought I would be a part of.

“I didn’t even get the chance to react. We were all hugging each other as teammates and, before we knew it, we had nowhere to move and it was hot. We were all sweating. I got a little uncomfortable for a bit.”

The same could be said for the Jayhawks (23-8, 14-4 Big 12), who still will enter next week’s Big 12 tournament as the No. 1 seed…

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