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8-9 West Virginia Stuns No. 7 Kansas For First Big 12 Win

West Virginia fans rush court after win over Kansas.

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West Virginia is currently in the midst of its worst basketball season in years, but the game the Mountaineers just had against Kansas will definitely lift some spirits.

WVU entered the home game winless in Big 12 action, and just 8-9 overall on the year.

Vegas clearly knew this one may be a game though.

Even with the record disparity, the line only opened as a 5.5-point edge for KU, and moved down to 4.5 by game time.

Still, West Virginia is far from at full capacity.

Preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year Sagaba Konate has been out for a while, and just before the game, the team ruled out Beetle Bolden and Logan Routt due to illness.

Even with those absences, West Virginia toppled Kansas 65-64 to pick up a first Big 12 win.

West Virginia is now 9-9 (1-5).

Perhaps more importantly, assuming this doesn't launch the Mountaineers on a major run back towards the NCAA Tournament, it could really hurt Kansas' chances at yet another Big 12 title.

The Jayhawks are now one game back in the loss column, behind a very dangerous-looking Texas Tech team. Both have lost to Iowa State, which is 3-2 in the Big 12.

KU hosts TTU on February 8, and travels to Lubbock on February 23, but first has a home rematch with those Cyclones on Monday.

West Virginia will look to keep things rolling Monday as well, at home against Baylor.