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West Virginia’s Players Respond To Deniz Kilicli’s Comments On Twitter

With West Virginia senior forward/center Deniz Kilicli’s earlier comments about how this year’s WVU men’s basketball team consisted of ‘prima donnas’ and ‘guys who didn’t work hard,’ it was safe to assume that some players would react negatively and respond on Twitter. That’s indeed what happened. While some players didn’t want to respond to engage in any negative...
Via College Spun
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Deniz Kilicli Says Some WVU Players Were “Prima Donnas” In Tell-All Interview We’re starting to get some insight into why the 2012-2013 West Virginia men’s basketball team had a disappointing season. The Mountaineers were unable to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, the NIT and the CBI with a 13-19 record overall and abysmal 6-12 Big 12 Conference mark. West Virginia fell in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament to Texas Tech as well. Senior...
Via College Spun
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kilicli Leads WVU To Win

West Virginia – the team and the state – has been waiting for senior forward Deniz Kilicli to reach his potential. On Saturday, he went a long way toward doing that.
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Texas Tech Postgame

West Virginia got the sort of performance out of Deniz Kilicli that it has sorely needed, and coach Bob Huggins said if teammates had truly looked for him as often as they should have, Kilicli could have scored 40 in the Mountaineers' win.
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Big 12 – WVU

West Virginia’s inaugural journey through the Big 12 has been a tough endeavor considering injuries, shooting woes, and just adjustments to the new clientele that WVU faces, night in, night out.  However, WVU seems to be getting healthy and getting active, especially with big-man Deniz Kilicli in the paint.  Lilicli’s play punctuated Monday night’s 60-58 win over Texas as...
Via College Chalktalk
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Knock Down, Drag Out

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Deniz Kilicli scored 21 points to claim MVP honors and West Virginia beat Marshall 69-59 in a wild Capital Classic featuring five ejections and five technicals on Wednesday.
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

West Virginia 69, Marshall 59

Deniz Kilicli scored a season-high 21 points to lead West Virginia to a 69-59 win over Marshall on Wednesday night. West Virginia (3-3) beat its intrastate rival for the sixth time in the last seven meetings and improved to 30-11 all-time in the series. The Mountaineers looked lethargic early, went ahead to stay late in the first half and extended the lead to as many as 11 points...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Basketball Interviews 3/14

PITTSBURGH -- West Virginia's Deniz Kilicli and Truck Bryant stifled laughs when asked about Gonzaga's proclaimed intention to play a physical style of basketball in Thursday's NCAA Tournament Round of 64 game. The Mountaineers, they emphasized, deal with that every game in the Big East Conference.
March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

West Virginia 66, Pittsburgh 48

Kevin Jones scored 16 points to go with 13 rebounds and Deniz Kilicli added 14 points as West Virginia beat Pittsburgh 66-48 on Thursday night in perhaps the final basketball edition of the ''Backyard Brawl.'' Darryl Bryant came off the bench to score 15 for the Mountaineers (17-10, 7-7 Big East), who dominated the second half to get the last word in the 108-year...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

West Virginia Screwed on Goaltending Play by Syracuse (Video)

Syracuse beat West Virginia 63-61 Saturday after getting a break on a missed call by the referees. West Virginia’s Truck Bryant bombed a three and missed in the final seconds, but Deniz Kilicli got the rebound and went up for the putback. His ball bounced off the backboard and was blocked by center Baye Moussa Keita. The referees did not call a goaltend like they should have,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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