West Virginia Sports

Pitts, Ndow lead Northwest Missouri St to D-II championship

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Justin Pitts scored 23 points, Chris-Ebou Ndow had a double-double and Northwest Missouri State beat Fairmont State 71-61 Saturday in the NCAA Division II championship game. Ndow finished with 17 points and 18 rebounds and Anthony Woods scored 13 with five rebounds ...

Top-seeded Gonzaga survives for 61-58 win over West Virginia

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Mathews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with under a minute to play and top-seeded Gonzaga survived a rough shooting night for both teams to beat No. 4 seed West Virginia 61-58 Thursday night to advance to the West Regional final. On ...

West Virginia, press defense in between Gonzaga and Elite 8

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — No. 4 seed West Virginia (28-8) vs. No. 1 seed Gonzaga (34-1) Sweet 16, West region; San Jose, California; 7:39 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: The Bulldogs make their eighth Sweet 16 appearance during a run of 19 straight tournament trips. They have lost in five of the ...

Sweet 16 guide: Top NCAA matchups, players and story lines

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer The NCAA Tournament's first weekend closed with a flourish, a Sunday full of scintillating games after three days of good-not-always-great basketball. That put the madness back in March and should carry over into a regional round filled with great ...

Preliminary approval given to $208.7 million NCAA settlement

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Sports Writer About 40,000 college football and basketball players will not need to submit a claim to receive a portion of the $208.7 million the NCAA will pay to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that claimed the value of their athletic scholarships was ...

West Virginia guards getting it done in NCAA Tournament

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer Just in time, West Virginia's Bob Huggins is getting the most out of his top three guards. Jevon Carter, Daxter Miles Jr. and Tarik Phillip were terrific on offense in a win over Notre Dame on Saturday that propelled the Mountaineers into the Sweet 16 of the ...

WVU rifle team to show off NCAA rifle trophy at open house

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia rifle team is showing off its NCAA championship trophy at an open house. WVU says in a news release that fans can greet coach Jon Hammond and his team on Tuesday evening at the WVU Rifle Range in Morgantown. The Mountaineers won their fifth ...

Students set to compete in archery tournament in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The 12th annual state Archery in the Schools Tournament is set for this week. The Division of Natural Resources says in a news release the tournament will be held Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center. Students from 51 schools and groups will compete. Admission is ...

Maryland cruises past West Virginia 83-56 into Sweet 16

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland was already enjoying a heck of a second quarter when Destiny Slocum scrambled in position to take a buzzer-beating shot. Squaring up from just outside the opposite arc, Slocum stretched both arms behind her head and let ...

Mountaineers clinch Sweet 16 berth with win over Notre Dame

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Don't be fooled by the Mountaineers referring to themselves as "Press" Virginia as a result of their relentless defensive pressure. This team can score. Led by Jevon Carter's 24 points, the Mountaineers outshot the Fighting Irish in an ...

Maryland women host Big 12 champs West Virginia in NCAAs

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Brionna Jones remembers walking off the court, inconsolable after Maryland's premature exit from the NCAA Tournament. Jones was a junior last year when the Terrapins were striving to make a third straight appearance in the Final ...

Horton leads Fairmont Senior to 2nd straight boys AA title

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tavon Horton scored 16 points and Fairmont Senior used a 14-4 run in the final 2:50 to beat Chapmanville 59-54 for its second straight Class AA championship Saturday. Fairmont Senior swept the state basketball titles. The girls team beat Bluefield a week ago for its ...

Notre Dame beats Ravenswood, wins Class A title

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrod West Jr. scored 29 points and Notre Dame rode a fast start to a 63-55 victory over Ravenswood on Saturday for the Fighting Irish's first Class A state championship. Gabe Zummo added 15 points for Notre Dame, which raced to a 43-21 halftime lead. West, the son ...

AP Source: QB Geno Smith leaves Jets for Giants

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Smith is switching teams in the Jersey Meadowlands. The quarterback has agreed to terms with the New York Giants, pending passing a physical, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Friday. Like ...

Notre Dame, West Virginia renew former Big East rivalry

By The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — No. 4 seed West Virginia (27-8) vs. No. 5 seed Notre Dame (26-9) Second round, West region; Buffalo, New York, 12:10 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: Former Big East rivals meet for first time in the NCAA Tournament and in first meeting since Fighting ...

West Virginia outlasts Bucknell in 86-80 first-round win

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Bob Huggins has spent the past 10 seasons establishing West Virginia's reputation on playing a stifling press defense. The Mountaineers performance on Thursday left Huggins relatively unimpressed despite opening the NCAA Tournament ...

Huggins enjoying West Virginia’s return to Buffalo

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Be it basketball or fishing, Bob Huggins has no trouble recalling the fond memories he's had during his previous trips to Buffalo. They're a lot better than any recollection the West Virginia coach has of Brooklyn. A year after the ...

A quick look at Bucknell-WVirginia in the NCAA Tournament

By The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — No. 4 seed West Virginia (26-8) vs. No. 13 seed Bucknell (26-8) First round, West region; Buffalo, New York; 2:45 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: The Mountaineers have stumbled down the stretch, going 11-6 after opening 15-2, and are seeking to avoid ...

Wins, losses and ties: Fashion choices important to coaches

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sometimes the toughest coaching decisions aren't zone defense or man-to-man, but double breasted or vest? Fashion can be just as important on the road to the Final Four. Villanova's Jay Wright, West Virginia's Bob Huggins and Virginia ...

No. 23 Iowa State beats No. 11 W Virginia for Big 12 title

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Everybody on the Iowa State bench got a snippet of net from the Big 12 Tournament. Monte Morris got just about the whole thing. It was only fitting the most valuable player in the Big 12 Tournament, the senior guard who kept willing ...