WVU men's basketball team climbs to No. 2 in AP poll

Mountaineers Basketball Coach Bob Huggins has his team clicking on all cylinders. The team is ranked at No. 2 in the latest AP poll. (WVU Athletic Communications/M.G. Ellis)

West Virginia has climbed to lofty heights it has not reached since 1959 in the days when basketball great Jerry West was suiting up for the Mountaineers.

The WVU men’s basketball squad is now ranked at No. 2 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 rankings, up four spots from the No. 6 ranking it had the previous week, according to the school’s website.

WVU’s jump to No. 2 follows the Mountaineers’ victory Saturday over then-seventh ranked Oklahoma, 89-76, in Morgantown.

The school’s website said this is the highest ranking for West Virginia since Dec. 29, 1959 - Jerry West's senior season.

The Mountaineers are now 14-1 with 14 victories in a row after losing the season opener.

WVU returns to the court at 7 pm. Tuesday night in Morgantown when it faces Baylor. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.

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