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Coverage of Gonzaga’s Sweet Sixteen opponent, the West Virginia Mountaineers

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West Virginia guard Jevon Carter, right, blocks a shot by Kansas State guard Kamau Stokes during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Orlin Wagner / Associated Press)

No. 6 West Virginia holds off Kansas State, 77-69

Teddy Allen scored 22 points, Lamont West added 19 and sixth-ranked West Virginia beat pesky Kansas State 77-69 on Monday to push the Mountaineers’ winning streak to 13 games.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, right, tries to avoid Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Orlin Wagner / Associated Press)

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield won’t start home finale after gesture

Baker Mayfield’s on-the-field antics caught up with him this time. Oklahoma’s senior quarterback will not start his final regular-season game Saturday at home against West Virginia after making a lewd gesture against Kansas. Coach Lincoln Riley also stripped Mayfield of his captain status for the game.
Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins crashers in to West Virginia guard Daxter Miles in the second half of their NCAA Sweet Sixteen game, March 23, 2017, in San Jose. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

John Blanchette: Gonzaga powers past West Virginia and proves tough enough

UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:11 a.m.

How tough do you have to be to sumo wrestle a stump grinder? To slow dance with gunnysack of glass shards? To endure the baleful glare of Bob Huggins and his remorseless ninjas and stare right back, and not just as survivors? To stay nothing of staring down history, cynics and silly narratives.