Dec 19

LISTEN OR WATCH LIVE! Dec. 19, 2014 Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia

The second episode of Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia of the 2014-2015 season kicks off tonight from 9 p.m. until midnight. You can watch it LIVE on the video stream below:

You can also watch us live on Comcast Channel 25 in the Huntington area.

Listen live HERE anywhere in the world, or tune in to one of our statewide radio affiliates.

Be sure to tweet us your final scores or submit them on the form below!

Basketball Night Score Submission Form

Please indicate whether the game is a boys or girls game, and if there's something else we should know (three overtimes, buzzer-beater win) put that here too!

Dec 16

New at basketballnight.com: Basketball Night Statewide Scoreboard

One of the biggest problems we’ve noticed over the past two years while doing our weekly radio show is the lack of a comprehensive, centralized database and “scoreboard” for each night’s high school basketball contests. We debuted our brand-new boys and girls basketball master schedules last week, along with standings tables for each division of play. Tonight, we’re going a step further.

Basketball Night Statewide Scoreboard

Introducing the “Basketball Night Statewide Scoreboard,” your one-stop source for the day’s scheduled games and final scores. Every day, the Basketball Night Statewide Scoreboard will update with that day’s information, which is pulled from our database of every game in the state. No matter what score you’re looking for, basketballnight.com/scoreboard is where you’ll find it.

Of course, we can’t post the scores unless we hear about the scores. Let us know by Tweeting your final score at @Hoops_Roundup. You can also email your score to scores@basketballnight.com, text it to 304-249-4924 (standard messaging rates may apply) or fill out our online score submission form. No matter how you get your team’s final score to us, we’ll try to have it on our website within a few minutes of receiving it.

Let us know what else you’d like to see on our website or on our show in the comments below!

Dec 15

Web poll: Which is best for a team, a strong early, or late, schedule?

Week one of high school boys basketball and Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia is in the books. At the end of our broadcast on Friday, we announced the first Basketball Night web poll question of the season. Tell us what you think:

Which is more beneficial to a team toward making it to Charleston?

  • Easy beginning of the schedule, but tough finish (61%, 17 Votes)
  • Tough start to the season, with an easier ending (39%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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Results will be announced at the end of this Friday’s edition of Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia (around 11:45 p.m.) You can watch or listen to us live at basketballnight.com or on any of our affiliate radio stations across West Virginia.

Dec 12

LISTEN OR WATCH LIVE! Dec. 12, 2014 Basketball Friday Night

Join us for our 2014-2015 season debut at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, broadcasting live from our new studio at Marshall University! Check out our live video stream below:

You can also watch us live on Comcast Channel 25 in the Huntington area.

Listen live HERE anywhere in the world, or tune in to one of our statewide radio affiliates.

Be sure to tweet us your final scores or submit them here!

Dec 10

Master schedules now online!

Two days from now, Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia crew will be back on the air! We hope you’re as excited as we are. Luckily, though, we’ve got you covered with the latest high school basketball scores all week long – not just on Friday nights.

You’ll notice on the menu bar above that we now have a few new tabs. “Schedules & Scores” takes you to the master schedules for boys and girls basketball – a one-page resource of EVERY score, and EVERY game scheduled through the end of the season. We’re working with journalists, fans and coaches statewide to make our website the definitive resource for West Virginia high school basketball scores. You can help us out, too: tweet your team’s final score with the hashtag #wvprepbb (for boys) or #wvgirlsbb (for girls) and mention us, @Hoops_Roundup. We won’t be able to do this without everyone pitching in.

The “Standings” tab on our website will also be a useful resource for basketball followers. There are six pages (all three divisions, boys and girls) that show each team’s record, ranking among other in-class teams and other interesting stats you won’t find anywhere else.

These features have been months in the making. We hope our website becomes a useful resource for basketball fans across the state, and we hope you tune in to our season premiere on Friday, Dec. 12 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.!

Dec 08

Boys Preseason AP Poll

The Associated Press has announced its West Virginia Boys preseason poll.

Team | (First place votes) | Record | Points | Previous

Class AAA

1. Huntington (5) 0-0 66 –
2. South Charleston (2) 0-0 57 –
3. Hurricane 0-0 49 –
4. Washington 0-0 33 –
5. Hedgesville 0-0 31 –
(tie) Wheeling Park 0-0 31 –
7. Morgantown 0-0 30 –
8. Woodrow Wilson 0-0 27 –
9. Parkersburg South 0-0 14 –
10. Martinsburg 0-0 13 –

Others receiving votes: Spring Valley 12, Capital 6, George Washington 6, Jefferson 5, Ripley 3, Greenbrier East 2.

Class AA

1. Robert C. Byrd (4) 0-0 67 –
2. Poca (1) 0-0 62 –
3. Bluefield (1) 0-0 46 –
4. Bridgeport 0-0 45 –
(tie) Westside 0-0 45 –
6. Fairmont Senior (1) 0-0 36 –
7. Wyoming East 0-0 30 –
8. Chapmanville 0-0 15 –
9. Mingo Central 0-0 13 –
10. Scott 0-0 11 –

Others receiving votes: Petersburg 7, Roane County 4, Ravenswood 2, Herbert Hoover 2.

Class A

1. Wheeling Central (7) 0-0 70 –
2. Notre Dame 0-0 52 –
3. Magnolia 0-0 46 –
4. Saint Joseph 0-0 38 –
5. Beckley Christian 0-0 37 –
6. Clay-Battelle 0-0 27 –
7. Valley Fayette 0-0 25 –
8. Tug Valley 0-0 17 –
9. Charleston Catholic 0-0 16 –
10. Gilmer County 0-0 14 –
(tie)Tucker County 0-0 14 –

Others receiving votes: Madonna 11, Bishop Donahue 7, Williamstown 4, Paden City 3, Parkersburg Catholic 3, Pendleton County 1.

Don’t forget that the first edition of Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia for the 2014-15 season is Friday night at 9 p.m. on radio stations around the state and online right here at www.basketballnight.com/listen-live/

Dec 01

Preseason girls basketball AP poll

Girls basketball tips off across the Mountain State tomorrow, and sportswriters from across the state have named their top teams in each class in the Associated Press girls basketball preseason poll for the 2014-2015 season.

The 2014 AAA state champion Morgantown Mohigans are tied with tournament runner-up Parkersburg South for the top spot in the AAA poll. Fairmont Senior tops the AA poll, with defending state champion Westside taking third place, and St. Joseph Central takes the top of the single-A poll, 13 points ahead of 2014 state runner-up St. Marys.

The full preseason polls are below:

 

Class AAA
Team Record Pts Prv
1. Morgantown (6) 0-0 94 -
(tie) Parkersburg South (4) 0-0 94 -
3. Huntington 0-0 57 -
4. South Charleston 0-0 56 -
5. Spring Valley 0-0 52 -
6. Logan 0-0 46 -
7. Greenbrier East 0-0 43 -
8. Martinsburg 0-0 41 -
9. Cabell Midland 0-0 17 -
10. St. Albans 0-0 14 -

Others receiving votes: Hampshire 6, Capital 6, University 6, Jefferson 5, Parkersburg 4, Hedgesville 4, Woodrow Wilson 2, George Washington 2, Preston 1.

 

Class AA
Team Record Pts Prv
1. Fairmont Senior (3) 0-0 88 -
2. Sissonville (4) 0-0 83 -
3. Westside (3) 0-0 81 -
4. North Marion 0-0 67 -
5. Summers County 0-0 46 -
6. Keyser 0-0 40 -
7. Clay County 0-0 30 -
8. Grafton 0-0 29 -
9. Scott 0-0 15 -
10. PikeView 0-0 14 -

Others receiving votes: Lincoln 13, Bridgeport 11, Tolsia 8, Nicholas County 7, Bluefield 5, James Monroe 4, Wyoming East 3, Robert C. Byrd 3, Ravenswood 2, Herbert Hoover 1.

 

Class A
Team Record Pts Prv
1. Saint Joseph Central (8) 0-0 95 -
2. St. Marys 0-0 82 -
3. Wheeling Central 0-0 71 -
4. Charleston Catholic (2) 0-0 70 -
5. Tucker County 0-0 64 -
6. Williamstown 0-0 40 -
7. Pocahontas County 0-0 34 -
8. Parkersburg Catholic 0-0 16 -
9. Gilmer County 0-0 15 -
10. Tug Valley 0-0 11 -

Others receiving votes: Magnolia 10, Notre Dame 9, Tygarts Valley 8, Fayetteville 7, Valley Fayette 5, Man 4, Trinity 3, Buffalo 3, Bishop Donahue 2, Greater Beckley Christian 1.

Sep 23

Poll: Should video review be allowed in telecast games?

Huntington's Arick Nicks shoots the game-winning free throw with 2.5 seconds remaining on the clock to push the Highlanders to a 55-54 win over Hurricane in the 2014 state championship game. (screen grab via MetroNews telecast)

Huntington’s Arick Nicks shoots the game-winning free throw with 2.5 seconds remaining on the clock to push the Highlanders to a 55-54 win over Hurricane in the 2014 state championship game. (screen grab via MetroNews telecast)

The couch is the best view in the house… at least for seeing what really happened after a play. The replay gives viewers at home a much better view of what happened than any other fan in the game, and likely a better view than any referee got.

Internet connectivity is spreading to more schools and live-broadcasting is becoming a less-expensive thing to do, so Internet broadcasts of West Virginia high school athletic events are becoming more common. In the Kanawha Valley, the Regional News Register is producing the WCHS “Web Extra” game of the week, which was the Huntington vs Cabell Midland football rivalry last week. RSN Sports handles many broadcasts around the state, including the state quarterfinal and semifinal basketball games last year. MetroNews handles the basketball championship game telecast as well as the radio broadcasts for all tournament games.

Video replay is used in almost every major sport now. At the college level, the NCAA voted over the summer to expand its video replay rules to allow officials to use replay to determine which player committed a foul; it could already be used to determine whether a shot was a two or three-point shot, whether a shot beat the buzzer, and which player was fouled. There are no rules on the books in West Virginia regarding video replay,  but technology has caught up with the books. There needs to be a rule, but what should the rule be? Let us know:

Should video replay be allowed for official review in games that have a TV crew? (select up to three answers)

  • Yes, always (75%, 3 Votes)
  • No, never (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Only in the state tournament (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Only if it's a live, not tape-delayed, broadcast (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Only if both coaches agree to it before the game (25%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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Voting ends Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Comments are welcome below.

Sep 14

Poll: What’s the best way to prepare for basketball season?

Girls basketball practice begins November 10 and boys basketball practice starts November 17. We’re still two months away from hitting the hardwood again, but in the meantime, we know the most dedicated athletes are out there finding their own ways to mentally and physically prepare for the 2014-2015 season. That leads us to our Basketball Night web poll question of the week…

What's the best preparation for the season besides being in the gym?

  • Lifting weights/conditioning (90%, 9 Votes)
  • Shooting around after school (10%, 1 Votes)
  • Participating in a fall sport (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Watching film (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

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Voting ends Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Comments are welcome below.

Sep 11

Poll: Where should the state tournament be hosted after 2015?

Charleston Civic Center

The Civic Center before a 2014 state tournament game.

Basketball fans from across the state flock to Charleston every year for the boys and girls state basketball tournaments in mid-March. The 13,000 seat Charleston Civic Center coliseum fosters a college basketball-like atmosphere during the championship games, and no doubt, players vie to play on the same court that plays host to the Capital Classic games between West Virginia and Marshall universities every year.

Charleston has a long history of hosting the state’s showcase high school basketball event. According to the West Virginia Encyclopedia, Charleston has been the home of the high school basketball tournament since 1972 – though the tournament was hosted in Morgantown from 1979-1980 while the Civic Center was under construction.

The WVSSAC’s contract with the Charleston Civic Center runs up at the end of the 2014-2015 season. WVSSAC will soon have to vote to keep the tournament at the Civic Center, or perhaps take it somewhere else.

Members of the media loathe the Civic Center’s WiFi, which fails year after year under the load of thousands of fans’ phones, causing somewhat of a media blackout during the tournament sometimes. But we want to hear from the fans, players and coaches:

The WVSSAC's contract with the Charleston Civic Center expires in 2015. Where should the basketball state tourney be held after this season?

  • Charleston Civic Center (57%, 13 Votes)
  • WVU Coliseum (Morgantown) (30%, 7 Votes)
  • Cam Henderson Center (Huntington) (9%, 2 Votes)
  • Other (Tweet it at us! @Hoops_Roundup) (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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Voting ends Friday, Sept. 12 at 11:59 p.m. Comments are welcome below.

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