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West Virginia Sports

Martin, Gondrezick lift No. 19 WV women past Kansas 68-49

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Tynice Martin scored 23 points, Kysre Gondrezick added 21 and No. 19 West Virginia pulled away in the second half to defeat Kansas 68-49 on Wednesday night, the Mountaineers' eighth-straight win. Both players had 13 points in the second half as West Virginia (12-1, 2-0 ...

Parity party has college basketball’s best on constant edge

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The season was barely a week old when Michigan State lost to Kentucky in the Champions Classic, a defeat of the nation's No. 1 team that could be written off easily as a high-profile battle of heavyweights on a neutral court early in ...

Azubuike leads No. 3 KU to 60-53 win over No. 16 W Virginia

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self knew he would need his toughest bunch on the floor to muscle up against West Virginia. All three of them showed up. Udoka Azubuike had 17 points and 11 rebounds while outplaying Mountaineers big man Oscar ...

Gondrezick, No. 19 W. Virginia women win Big 12 opener 74-63

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kysre Gondrezick matched career highs with 24 points and eight assists in helping No. 19 West Virginia beat Kansas State 74-63 in a Big 12 opener on Sunday. Gondrezick was 9-of-14 shooting, making half of her eight 3-point attempts. Tynice Martin added 18 points and ...

Hamlet scores 15 to lead North Texas past Marshall 67-64

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Javion Hamlet and Umoja Gibson scored 15 points apiece and North Texas held on to defeat Marshall 67-64 on Saturday. The Thundering Herd missed a potential game-tying free throw with 1:37 left and then missed four shots in the final minute before Hamlet's two free ...

Baylor, West Virginia surprise teams as Big 12 play begins

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 16 West Virginia heads to Allen Fieldhouse to take on third-ranked Kansas on Saturday in what few had circled on the calendar just a few months ago. ...

No. 16 WVU, No. 3 Kansas start Big 12 play

No. 16 West Virginia (11-1, 0-0) vs. No. 3 Kansas (10-2, 0-0) Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 16 West Virginia and No. 3 Kansas meet in the first conference game of the season for both teams. In conference play last season, West Virginia finished with ...

Martin scores 19, No. 19 West Virginia women beat Cornell

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tynice Martin scored 19 points, Kysre Gondrezick added 14 and No. 19 West Virginia beat Cornell 68-62 on Tuesday. Kari Niblack added 10 points for West Virginia (10-1). Esmery Martinez had eight points, seven rebounds and four steals. West Virginia has wins against ...

Shoulder injury sidelines Penguins’ Guentzel for 4-6 months

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel's play-making helped the Pittsburgh Penguins withstand the loss of captain Sidney Crosby, earning his first All-Star team in the process. The joy over Guentzel's selection proved short-lived. The talented forward will miss at least four months after injuring ...

Tomlin: Rudolph is Steelers’ top backup QB heading into 2020

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' 2019 season was defined by chaos at quarterback. Coach Mike Tomlin is eyeing a return to normalcy in 2020. Tomlin said Tuesday the team expects veteran Ben Roethlisberger to return next season after missing all but six quarters of Pittsburgh's ...

No. 22 West Virginia rallies, upsets No. 2 Ohio State 67-59

BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — West Virginia freshman guard Miles McBride remains an avid Ohio State football fan. The Cincinnati native doesn't share the same love for its basketball team. McBride scored a season-high 21 points, including six in the final 2:22, as No. 22 ...

No. 22 West Virginia rallies, upsets No. 2 Ohio State 67-59

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Miles McBride scored six of his season-high 21 points in the final 2:22 and No. 22 West Virginia rallied to beat No. 2 Ohio State 67-59 Sunday. The Mountaineers (11-1) trailed by nine late in the first half but went ahead for good at 55-54 on a ...

No. 2 Ohio State gets another test with No. 22 West Virginia

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chris Holtmann has already seen his Ohio State team claim three wins against marquee nonconference opponents. The second-ranked Buckeyes have a chance to get another before getting into the bulk of their Big Ten schedule. Fresh off a ...

UCF gets 10th win, beating Marshall 48-25 in Gasparilla Bowl

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Central Florida is best known for a high-powered offense, but the Knights are capable of big plays on defense, too. Richie Grant and Tre'mon Morris-Brash had first-quarter defensive touchdowns, Dillon Gabriel led three third-quarter ...

N. Iowa continues winning ways with 88-80 win over Marshall

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — AJ Green scored 24 points and Trae Berhow scored 23 with 11 rebounds and Northern Iowa won its fifth straight beating Marshall 88-80 on Sunday. Berhow tied a career-high rebound total for the fifth time. Spencer Haldeman added 13 points, Isaiah Brown 12 and Justin ...

No. 22 West Virginia women blow big lead, edge Orange 71-69

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Tynice Martin scored 24 points, Kysre Gondrezick added 23 and No. 22 West Virginia held on to defeat Syracuse 71-69 on Sunday after blowing a 20-point first-half lead. Madisen Smith added 10 points for the Mountaineers (9-1), who went 2-0 in the Florida Sunshine ...

Steelers seek playoff berth vs Ravens, who own No. 1 seed

By The Associated Press undefined PITTSBURGH (8-7) at BALTIMORE (13-2) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS. OPENING LINE --- Steelers by 2 RECORD VS. SPREAD--- Steelers 7-6-2, Ravens 9-5-1 SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 28-23 LAST MEETING — Ravens beat Steelers 26-23, OT, Oct. 6 LAST WEEK — ...

Tshiebwe leads No. 25 West Virginia past Youngstown St 72-64

By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia's Oscar Tshiebwe and Derek Culver had a happy homecoming. Tshiebwe scored 19 points and Derek Culver added 15 as No. 25 West Virginia overcame scrappy Youngstown State for a 75-64 victory Saturday. West Virginia (10-1) ...

Rust scores OT winner, leads Penguins past Blue Jackets 1-0

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins, already without captain Sidney Crosby, learned early Thursday they would be without star forward Evgeni Malkin against the Columbus Blue Jackets. No problem. The injury-riddled Penguins pressed on for another ...

Matthews, Tshiebwe get double-doubles, WVU beats Austin Peay

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Emmitt Matthews Jr. isn't the biggest player on the court and West Virginia coach Bob Huggins will be the first to point that out. But the 6-foot-7 sophomore knows how to find the basket. "Guys like him are much better with ...