West Virginia Sports

Carter Named First Team AP All-Big 12

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Basketball Writer A pair of high-scoring guards who also share the ball with their teammates highlight The Associated Press All-Big 12 men's basketball team. Kansas senior Devonte' Graham and Oklahoma freshman sensation Trae Young, the league's top two in both scoring ...

Penguins continue OT dominance in win over Flames

By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Schultz took a pass from Phil Kessel and buried it in the wide-open net 2:36 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday night. Tristan Jarry made several key stops for the Penguins early in the ...

Balanced scoring leads No. 7 Texas past West Virginia

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Texas left West Virginia with no chance an upset this time. Jatarie White scored 11 points to help No. 7 Texas beat West Virginia 68-55 in a Big 12 semifinal on Sunday. Last year, No. 6 seed West Virginia stunned No. 2 seed Texas in the ...

Marshall sweeps series with No. 24 Middle Tennessee

By CHIP CIRILLO, Associated Press MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Apparently, Marshall knows something no one else in Conference USA knows. The Thundering Herd were the only league team to beat No. 24 Middle Tennessee and they did it twice, including Saturday night's 76-67 win. "I think they ...

Desperate Texas tops No. 20 West Virginia 87-79 in OT

By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Their season fading and their big man still on the bench with a sprained toe, the Texas Longhorns were in desperate need of a big win to bolster their NCAA Tournament hopes. They got it Saturday with an 87-79 overtime win over No. 20 ...

West Virginia women beat Oklahoma St. in Big 12 tourney

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Naomi Davenport had 21 points and nine rebounds on Saturday night and Katrina Pardee scored 15 with eight boards and four steals to help West Virginia beat Oklahoma State 69-60 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. No. 6 seed West Virginia (21-10) with play ...

Carter, Miles help No. 20 WVU beat No. 12 Texas Tech 84-74

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Backcourt mates Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr. put on a show in their final home game. Carter scored 21 points, Miles added 18, and No. 20 West Virginia rode a hot start to an 84-74 victory over No. 12 Texas Tech on Monday ...

Baylor routs West Virginia, loses Wallace to knee injury

WACO, Texas (AP) — The full spectrum of emotions was on display for Baylor on Monday night. On one hand, the Lady Bears had every reason to celebrate and did with confetti falling from the sky, a trophy presentation and cutting down the nets after closing out a perfect run through the Big 12 ...

Carter makes history as No. 21 WVU beats Iowa State 85-70

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jevon Carter needed one assist to make history. It turned out to be just one of his milestones on Saturday. Carter scored 24 points as No. 21 West Virginia pulled away for an 85-70 victory over Iowa State. With 15:59 left in the ...

No. 25 Oklahoma State women rally past West Virginia 79-69

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Loryn Goodwin scored 12 of her 22 points in a midgame turnaround rally, Braxtin Miller matched a career-high 23 points and the 25th-ranked Oklahoma State women halted a three-game skid, defeating West Virginia 79-69 on Saturday. Oklahoma State (19-9, 10-7 Big 12 ...

Elmore scores 38 as Marshall races past Charlotte 103-75

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore drained a career-high nine 3-pointers and finished with 38 points as Marshall raced past Charlotte 103-75 Saturday night, closing out its home slate at the Cam Henderson Center and rebounding from a loss to Old Dominion that ended a five-game win ...

Old Dominion downs Marshall 84-79 behind Stith’s 21 points

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Brandan Stith scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Randy Haynes added 20 points with four 3-pointers and second-place Old Dominion beat fourth-place Marshall 84-79 on Thursday night to win its sixth straight and sweep the season series against the Thundering ...

West Virginia House OKs $20 fees for amateur boxing, MMA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's House has passed legislation affirming $20 annual amateur application fees for contestants in boxing and mixed martial arts. West Virginia legalized MMA in 2015 for amateurs, though there were some unsanctioned fights before. Lawmakers approved MMA ...

College football player dies after being paralyzed by bullet

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A college football player who was paralyzed in a shooting last month has died. Lawrence Aaron III, 19, of Columbia, Maryland, was shot on Jan. 1 at a New Year's Eve party in Severn, south of Baltimore. Aaron was a freshman defensive tackle at Marshall University in ...

No. 21 West Virginia 71-60 win ends Baylor’s 5-game streak

WACO, Texas (AP) — Daxter Miles Jr. stepped up with a kind of play West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has become accustomed to seeing, and it was needed after the No. 21 Mountaineers saw their 28-point get trimmed to 12. Miles made a 3-pointer while being fouled with just under 7 minutes left, ...

Azubuike leads No. 13 Kansas past No. 20 West Virginia 77-69

By JORDAN WOLF, Associated Press LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bob Huggins didn't mince words in his postgame press conference after West Virginia lost to Kansas. "They shot 29 free throws," Huggins said. "We shot two. You don't think that had anything to do with it?" Huggins' rising frustration ...

Burks layup gives Marshall 74-72 edge over North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) — C.J. Burks sank a layup with a second to go for the win as Marshall edged North Texas 74-72 on Saturday afternoon. Marshall trailed 72-68 late when Burks sank a jumper and Ajdin Penava followed with a layup to tie it 72-72 with 35 seconds left. North Texas' Ryan ...

West Virginia’s trip to Kansas headlines Big 12 play

By The Associated Press A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big 12: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: West Virginia at Kansas. The Jayhawks enter the weekend a game behind league-leading Texas Tech with five games left to play. The Mountaineers are two games behind the Red Raiders and can draw even ...

West Virginia hires Marquel Blackwell as running backs coach

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has hired Marquel Blackwell as running backs coach. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced Blackwell's hiring Thursday. He replaces Tony Dews, who was hired as running backs coach with the Tennessee Titans. Blackwell spent the past two seasons as ...

Burks scores 36, Marshall overtakes Rice 93-80

HOUSTON (AP) — C.J. Burks scored a career-high 36 points with six 3-pointers, Jon Elmore added 28 points, six assists and seven rebounds and Marshall defeated Rice 93-80 Thursday night. Marshall (18-8, 9-4 Conference USA) led 42-40 at halftime after Rice closed on a 17-7 run. The Owls took a ...