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West Virginia Sports

Calixte, Bieniemy score 22, lead Oklahoma past West Virginia

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jamal Bieniemy was calm when the pressure was on. The freshman guard scored a season-high 22 points and made 8 of 10 free throws in the closing minutes to help Oklahoma beat West Virginia 92-80 on Saturday. Oklahoma led by 13 when West ...

Burks carries Marshall past North Texas 85-82

DENTON, Texas (AP) — C.J. Burks scored 21 points as Marshall beat North Texas 85-82 on Sunday. Jon Elmore added 20 points for the Thundering Herd. Elmore also had six rebounds for the Thundering Herd. Taevion Kinsey had 19 points for Marshall (16-13, 9-7 Conference USA). Jarrod West added ...

West Virginia upsets TCU 104-96 in 3OT thriller

JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — TCU's Jamie Dixon and his team came to Morgantown needing to take care of business. The Horned Frogs failed, falling to West Virginia 104-96 in a triple-overtime thriller behind standout performances from Derek Culver and Jordan McCabe on ...

McCann scores twice, Penguins beat Blue Jackets 5-2

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After the Columbus Blue Jackets beefed up their roster at the NHL trade deadline for a Metropolitan Division playoff run, the injury-plagued Pittsburgh Penguins came to town looking more vulnerable than usual. Missing some top ...

Kegler, Baylor turn back West Virginia 82-75

WACO, Texas (AP) — The first time Baylor played West Virginia, it barely had to sweat in the final few minutes of a comfortable Big 12 road win. That wasn't the case Saturday at home, when the game came down to those waning moments, but Baylor was up to the challenge. Mario Kegler was one ...

Alabama, West Virginia agree to football series in 2026-27

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Alabama and West Virginia have agreed to a home-and-home football series with games in 2026 and 2027. West Virginia made the announcement Friday. Alabama will play in Morgantown on Sept. 5, 2026. The Mountaineers will play at Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Sept. 4, ...

Giroux scores in overtime, Flyers beat Penguins 4-3

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux scored 1:59 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers scored three straight goals in the rain to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on a soggy Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field. The Flyers and Penguins took one of the NHL's ...

Kansas plays at Texas Tech in key Big 12 matchup

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Kansas at Texas Tech. The Jayhawks and Red Raiders enter Saturday's game tied for second place in the league at 9-4, a game behind surging Kansas State. Tech has won four straight ...

No. 23 Kansas State beats West Virginia to keep Big 12 lead

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kansas State went on the road to quickly get back on track. Barry Brown scored 21 points and the No. 23 Wildcats beat West Virginia 65-51 on Monday night to remain atop the Big 12 standings. A 14-0 run midway through the second half, ...

Dotson, Lawson brothers lead No. 14 Kansas’ rout of WVU

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson drove through a crowd of West Virginia players, stopped in his tracks and passed the ball across the key, finding K.J. Lawson alone in the corner. Without hesitation, Lawson sunk his third 3-pointer of the game before running down the court celebrating with ...

Kansas, W Virginia out 8 key players for Saturday showdown

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Take the eight players combined that West Virginia and Kansas currently have sitting on the bench — or at home — and you'd have a team capable of winning the Big 12 title this season. Might even have a team capable of winning the ...

West Virginia dismisses Ahmad, Harris for rule violations

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia starters Esa Ahmad and Wes Harris have been dismissed from the team for undisclosed violations of athletic department policies. The Mountaineers announced the dismissals Monday night without elaboration. Ahmad was the team's third-leading scorer this ...

Murray makes 50 saves, Penguins beat Flyers 4-1

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Murray made 50 saves and Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. Jake Guentzel and Nick Bjugstad also scored and Kris Letang had an empty-netter for ...

Ramey scores 19, leads Texas in 75-53 win over West Virginia

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Texas proved Saturday night that they may be heating up at the right time. Courtney Ramey tied a career-high with 19 points as the Longhorns beat West Virginia 75-53. Texas (14-10, 6-5 Big 12) dominated just about every facet of the ...

West Virginia forward Logan Routt suspended for tripping

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia reserve forward Logan Routt has been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game for tripping a Texas Tech player this week. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons announced the suspension Wednesday. Routt was ejected early in the second half ...

New Big 12 coaches busy on signing day; OU, Texas all set

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma and Texas each had only one spot to fill in their top-10 recruiting classes. The four Big 12 schools with new coaches were a bit busier Wednesday. New Kansas coach Les Miles added nine players in the second signing ...

Big 12 events receive approval for sponsorship increase

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City event sponsorship committee is distributing more funds for Big 12 Conference events this year than in the past. The Convention and Visitors Bureau's event sponsorship committee on Feb. 1 approved an increase in subsidies for Big 12 women's basketball to ...

Blake Seiler named defensive assistant at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Blake Seiler has been hired as an assistant coach on defense at West Virginia. Coach Neal Brown announced Seiler's hiring Tuesday. Seiler spent 10 seasons at Kansas State, including last season as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. The Wildcats ranked ...

McElhinney, Hurricanes shut down Penguins 4-0

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Curtis McElhinney's been doing this a long time. More than a decade into his well-traveled NHL career, the Carolina Hurricanes goaltender understands how things tighten up after the All-Star break. His team scrambling for a spot in the ...

No. 18 Texas Tech routs cold-shooting West Virginia 81-50

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech kept making plays and scoring points while West Virginia went more than 15 minutes without a field goal in the first half. The No. 18 Red Raiders were well on their way to another big Monday win, this time 81-50 to match their most lopsided Big 12 victory in ...