West Virginia Sports

West Virginia survives Young’s 32 points to beat Oklahoma

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Finally, West Virginia looked like a Bob Huggins-coached team. Lamont West scored 17 points, and the 19th-ranked Mountaineers survived a 32-point night from Oklahoma's Trae Young to escape with a 75-73 win over the 17th-ranked Sooners on ...

White, No. 6 Texas women beat West Virginia 73-55

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Once Jatarie White hit the floor, it was smooth sailing for Texas. White had 18 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season to lead No. 6 Texas over West Virginia 73-55 on Monday night. The Longhorns (19-4, 10-2 ...

Konate, No. 15 West Virginia end skid, top K-State 89-51

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Even with several players recuperating from the flu bug, West Virginia's defense can still frustrate the tar out of opponents. One game after allowing the most points in a Big 12 game since joining the league in 2012, No. 15 West ...

Iowa State rolls past No. 15 West Virginia 93-77

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — West Virginia's losing skid keeps getting bigger, and coach Bob Huggins isn't quite sure what to do about it. Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, Lindell Wigginton added 22 and Iowa State, on the strength of 62 percent shooting, rolled past ...

Wallace, No. 3 Baylor women rally past West Virginia 83-72

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Once Kalani Brown and Baylor got busy on the boards, they were fine. Brown put up her third straight double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, Kristy Wallace scored 25 points and third-ranked Baylor rallied in the second half to ...

Knox scores season-high 34, Kentucky beats No. 7 WVU 83-76

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox enjoys quieting a hostile crowd on the road. Knox scored a season-high 34 points and the Wildcats overcame a 17-point deficit after halftime to beat No. 7 West Virginia 83-76 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on ...

Western Kentucky scores last 15, beats Marshall 85-74

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Darius Thompson scored 20 points, Dwight Coleby had a double-double and Western Kentucky scored the last 15 points of the game to defeat Marshall 85-74 on Saturday night. Marshall took a 74-70 lead with 4:39 to play after Jon Elmore made four free throws following a ...

TCU upsets No. 7 WVU 82-73 after falling out of Top 25

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Basketball Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — This was the kind of home-court celebration Jamie Dixon envisioned for TCU when he returned to his alma mater less than two years ago. Students spilled onto the court, some even lifting Dixon into the air, after the Horned ...

No. 24 Oklahoma State women beat No. 17 West Virginia 79-73

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Loryn Goodwin scored 14 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter to help No. 24 Oklahoma State pull away and beat No. 17 West Virginia 79-73 on Wednesday night. Oklahoma State (13-4, 4-2 Big 12 Conference) rebounded from a 16-point loss at Kansas State on Saturday and ...

Big 12 schools continue beating up on one another

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer The Big 12 can stake a claim as the nation's best conference. It has the top RPI rating, five teams ranked in the AP Top 25 and eight teams in the top 50 of the KenPom.com rankings. The only problem: The teams have been beating up on each other since ...

Texas Tech fined, WVU’s Harris reprimanded after court-storm

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Big 12 fined Texas Tech $25,000 and reprimanded West Virginia forward Wes Harris for hitting a fan who joined thousands of others in storming the court during a weekend postgame celebration. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in ...

No. 8 Texas Tech makes history at home, 72-71 over No. 2 WVU

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Freshman Zhaire Smith cradled the inbounds pass as the final eight-tenths of a second ticked off the clock and the frenzied Texas Tech fans rushed the court. The Red Raiders will savor this moment, even if the rough-and-tumble Big 12 ...

West Virginia-Texas Tech matchups headlines Big 12 weekend

By The Associated Press A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big 12: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 2 West Virginia at No. 8 Texas Tech on Saturday. The Red Raiders shot just 6 of 25 from 3-point range in Tuesday's 75-65 loss at No. 9 Oklahoma, their first Big 12 defeat of the season. But the ...

Bowden likes Fisher’s chances of making Aggies an SEC factor

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden is 88 and still keeps a busy schedule of speaking engagements. On Wednesday he was in Omaha — his fourth city in a week — to receive the Tom Osborne Legacy Award for his contributions to ...

No. 15 West Virginia women win sixth straight over Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Naomi Davenport hit four 3-pointers and finished with 22 points and Teana Muldrow had 19 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals to help the No. 15 West Virginia women defeat Kansas 74-54 on Wednesday night. Katrina Pardee added 15 points and senior Chania Ray ...

West Virginia at No. 2 in Latest AP Top 25 Poll

By AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer Villanova needed just a week to reclaim its lost No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25. West Virginia waited a lot longer — nearly six decades, in fact — to get back to its position at No. 2. Villanova returned to the top spot in Monday's new poll after an ...

No. 6 West Virginia beats No. 7 Oklahoma 89-76

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Every season, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins seems to have someone ready to jump off the bench in a scoring mood. Teddy Allen has become that guy for the Mountaineers at the start of the Big 12 season. The freshman's nickname? ...

Thompson has triple-double, WKU rolls past Marshall 112-87

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Darius Thompson collected Western Kentucky's first triple-double in nine years, and the Hilltoppers scored a program record with their 112-87 victory over Marshall on Saturday night. Thompson had career highs in all three categories: 33 points on 11-of-16 shooting, ...

West Virginia, Oklahoma to tussle in Morgantown

By The Associated Press A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 7 Oklahoma at No. 6 West Virginia on Saturday. With sensational freshman Trae Young leading the nation with 29.4 points and 10.6 assists per game, the Sooners (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) have already won ...

Williams, KState women drop No. 12 West Virginia 60-52

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Peyton Williams scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, Kaylee Page scored seven of her 12 points in the fourth quarter and Kansas State handed No. 12 West Virginia its second straight loss 60-52 on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (9-5, 1-2 Big 12 Conference), who had lost ...