West Virginia Sports

After Huggins’ scary moment, No. 12 WVU beats Texas 77-62

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Bob Huggins fell to his knees and clutched his chest during a scary moment just before halftime. West Virginia players picked up their coach, got him to the bench and made his job easier by maintaining a comfortable lead the rest of ...

Carter scores 24, No. 9 WVU beats Texas Tech 83-74 in 2 OTs

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Jevon Carter and Tarik Phillip weren't in the mood for another debilitating loss after the Mountaineers let a late lead slip away at the end of regulation for the second straight game. Carter scored the go-ahead basket ...

Williams, Potts help Middle Tennessee to win over Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — JaCorey Williams scored 25 points and Giddy Potts 19 as Middle Tennessee weathered a late Marshall rally to hang on for a 97-86 win, its fourth in a row. Williams made 9 of 17 shots and has scored 20 or more points in nine games this season. Potts made five ...

Big 12 with 5 teams on NCAA Tournament bubble, WVU a Lock

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer The Atlantic Coast Conference had more teams in the NCAA Tournament selection committee's top 16 with four. The Big 12 had more teams near the top and could be right behind the ACC when the actual selections are made. Through Thursday's games, the Big 12 ...

Elmore scores 25 points, leads Marshall over UAB 74-59

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore scored 25 points and had five assists, and Marshall rolled to a 74-59 victory over Alabama-Birmingham on Thursday night. Elmore was 9 of 19 from the floor and made four 3-pointers. Ryan Taylor added 17 points and Ajdin Penava had 13 points and 10 rebounds ...

Ray, Montgomery lift West Virginia women past No. 24 K-State

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Chania Ray and Lanay Montgomery had double-doubles and West Virginia held on to defeat No. 24 Kansas State 66-59 on Wednesday night despite blowing most of a 19-point lead. Ray had 14 points and 10 assists and Montgomery had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the ...

No. 3 Kansas rallies to beat No. 9 West Virginia 84-80 in OT

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Frank Mason III and Devonte Graham never felt as though the game was over, even when they huddled around coach Bill Self with less than four minutes to go and Kansas trailing West Virginia by 14 points. "We just talked about staying in ...

No. 13 West Virginia defeats Kansas State 85-66

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jevon Carter was pretty excited to exact revenge against Kansas State. "Revenge was a factor," he said. "That's what the Big 12's all about. You get to play everybody twice. If you lose, you get a chance at redemption." His 19 points ...

Elmore, Loop combine for 11 3s, Marshall outlasts WKU 84-79

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Jon Elmore scored 32 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Austin Loop sank six 3s and finished with 20 points, and Marshall held on for an 84-79 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night. Elmore finished 5 of 7 from beyond the arc and 10 of 16 overall for Marshall ...

Doug Belk named cornerbacks coach at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Alabama defensive graduate assistant coach Doug Belk has been hired as cornerbacks coach at West Virginia. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced Belk's hiring Friday. Belk replaces Blue Adams, who left to join the staff of Charlie Strong at South ...

Competition for Mountaineer Mascot is during Saturday’s game

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has narrowed its search for the Mountaineer Mascot to four candidates, who will be judged during a cheer-off competition at Saturday's men's basketball game against visiting Kansas State. A committee of faculty, staff and students chose the ...

Bolden, Adrian help No. 13 West Virginia hold off Oklahoma

By MURRAY EVANS, Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — James Bolden knows his opportunities to play for West Virginia often are limited, so he has to maximize the minutes he receives. His ability to do so helped the 13th-ranked Mountaineers immensely on Wednesday night. The freshman guard ...

Tony Dews returning to West Virginia as RB coach

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tony Dews is returning to West Virginia as running backs coach. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced Dews' hiring Wednesday. Dews replaces Ja'Juan Seider, who was hired at Florida. Dews spent the past five years as wide receivers coach at Arizona. He spent ...

No. 19 Oklahoma women rally late, beat West Virginia in 2OT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Vionise Pierre-Louis scored a career-high 33 points and No. 19 Oklahoma rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit to beat West Virginia 90-87 on Tuesday night in double overtime. It's the largest comeback against a Big 12 opponent in program history. Tynice Martin, ...

Heading into WVU game, Kruger, Oklahoma deal with growing pains, tough losses

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A year ago, Buddy Hield was dropping 3-pointers seemingly at will, leading Oklahoma to win after thrilling win. The Sooners were ranked in the top five, and they eventually earned the Final Four banner that hangs high at the Lloyd Noble ...

Forte helps Oklahoma State top No. 7 West Virginia 82-75

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Phil Forte stepped up again at a key moment for Oklahoma State. Forte scored all 13 of his points in the second half to lead the Cowboys to an 82-75 victory over No. 7 West Virginia. Oklahoma State (15-8, 4-6 Big 12) has the league's ...

La. Tech edges Marshall 94-90 behind McCree’s 30 points

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Erik McCree scored 30 points and had 11 rebounds and Jacobi Boykins added 14 points and eight rebounds to carry Louisiana Tech past Marshall 94-90 on Saturday night. Ryan Taylor tied the game at 88 on a tip-in with 1:52 left. Omar Sherman put Louisiana Tech (16-8, 8-3 ...

Carleton scores 31, Iowa State women rout No. 22 WV 80-55

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Bridget Carleton matched her career-high with 31 points and ran her consecutive free throws made streak to 42 and Iowa State routed No. 22 West Virginia 80-55 on Saturday. Carleton had 22 points in the first half as the Cyclones (13-10, 4-8 Big 12) took a 37-28 lead. ...

Southern Miss leaves Marshall behind with a 91-76 win

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Quinton Campbell scored 24 points and Cortez Edwards had 16 points and Southern Mississippi ran away from Marshall in the last eight minutes for 91-76 win Thursday night. John Elmore made 1 of 2 free throws for Marshall with 8:16 to play to bring the Thundering Herd ...

Early signees could help WVU shore up decimated defense

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer West Virginia has gone the junior college route again to shore up a defense that lost most of its starters. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced the signing of seven defensive backs among his 21 recruits Wednesday. Ten of those had signed early and are ...