KU tumbles at West Virginia, giving Mountaineers first win over top-ranked team in 33 years

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jaysean Paige scored 26 points, Devin Williams had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 West Virginia beat top-ranked Kansas 74-63 on Tuesday night.

West Virginia (15-1, 4-0 Big 12) is off to its best start since 1982, when it started 24-1.

Perry Ellis scored 21 points for KU (14-2, 3-1), which committed a season-high 22 turnovers, shot 42 percent from the field and was held to its lowest point total of the season.

West Virginia led 39-27 at halftime and never let the Jayhawks get closer than six points in the second half.

West Virginia fans stormed the court and sang John Denver’s “Country Roads” after the Mountaineers’ first win over a top-ranked team in 33 years.