Jan. 17, 2010 – Korinne Campbell (15 points, nine boards), Vanessa House (12 points on four treys), Sarah Miles (13 points, nine assists) and Asya Bussie (11 points, eight rebounds) led No. 17 West Virginia to a 69-54 Big East Conference victory over Pitt at the Petersen Events Center in PIttsburgh. Mike Carey’s ninth WVU squad would go on to win a school-record 29 games and finish the campaign ranked No. 16 in the final ESPN-USA Today poll.
Jan. 18, 1997 – After defeating No. 5 Michigan and moving up 14 poll spots to No. 6 in the nation, head coach Linda Burdette’s WVU gymnastics team prevailed over Pitt, 195-190.
Jan. 19, 2014 – Third-ranked West Virginia shot a season-best 4707 to N.C. State’s 4604 to defeat its Great American Rifle Conference foe at the WVU Rifle Range. The Mountaineer were led by Ziva Dvorsak of Slovenia, who finished first overall with a score of 1183 (first in small bore, 589, and third in air rifle, 594).
Jan. 20, 1991 – Subbing for injured starter Phil Simms, former Mountaineer quarterback Jeff Hostetler (1982-83) completed 15-of-27 passes for 176 yards in the New York Giants’ 15-13 NFC Championship Game victory over San Francisco at Giants Stadium.
Jan. 21, 2006 – Mike Gansey (24 points) stole the ball and was fouled with 2.5 seconds left. His two free throws gave John Beilein’s Mountaineers a 60-56 victory over No. 18 UCLA at famed Pauley Pavilion before 12,035 fans. The win was one of five against Top 25 teams (including triumphs over Oklahoma, Pitt, Villanova and Georgetown) that season, as West Virginia went on to land a second consecutive Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament berth and a final 22-11 record.
Jan. 22, 1983 – With a CBS television audience watching, freshman guard Dale Blaney scored 17 points to help WVU defeat Atlantic 10 Conference foe Rutgers, 71-63. It was West Virginia’s first-ever win on the Scarlet Knights’ home court in Piscataway, New Jersey. Gale Catlett’s fifth season as Mountaineer coach ended with a first-place 10-4 league record, WVU’s first-ever A-10 postseason tournament title and a 23-8 overall record.
Jan. 23, 1959 – West Virginia’s first of two Final Four teams (along with Bob Huggins’ 2009-10 squad) edged Western Kentucky (74-72) in a regular season game at Freedom Hall in Louisville. Fred Schaus’ fifth (29-5) of six WVU squads improved its record to 14-3 with this seventh consecutive victory. Forward Jerry West (30 points, eight boards), center Bob Clousson (17 points, six rebounds) and forward Willie Akers (11 points, five boards) were high scorers for the Mountaineers.