West Virginia Sports

Haley leads West Virginia over Grand Canyon 77-63 in CBI

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jermaine Haley had 24 points as West Virginia defeated Grand Canyon 77-63 in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational on Wednesday night. Lamont West had 11 points for West Virginia (15-20). Emmitt Matthews Jr. added 11 points. Chase Harler had 10 ...

Kang, Gonzalez win starting jobs in Pirates’ infield

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates. General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has beaten out Colin Moran at third base and Erik Gonzalez has won the shortstop competition over Kevin Newman. "It ...

Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it? As state legislatures across the U.S. decide whether to ...

Kansas beats West Virginia 88-74 to reach Big 12 finals

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dedric Lawson transferred to Kansas in part to win championships. He'll have that chance Saturday night. The former Memphis standout scored 24 points and the No. 17 Jayhawks, who failed to win a share of the Big 12 regular-season ...

West Virginia beats No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 in Big 12 Tourney

By AVERY OSEN Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two down, two to go. That's the mindset of West Virginia coach Bob Huggins after his Mountaineers upset No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 on Thursday night. The Mountaineers are 80 minutes away from making the NCAA Tournament as the 10th seed in ...

West Virginia beats Oklahoma 72-71 in Big 12 tourney

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jermaine Haley thought West Virginia was only up two when Oklahoma's Christian James knocked down what appeared to be a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. Turns out the Mountaineers were up by ...

Texas Tech’s Culver AP Big 12 top player, Beard top coach

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech sophomore guard Jarrett Culver is The Associated Press Big 12 player of the year after helping lead his hometown Red Raiders to a share of the regular season conference title. Chris Beard was named coach of the year ...

W.Va.’s Derek Culver Named 2nd Team All-Big 12

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Tech star Jarrett Culver has been voted Big 12 player of the year and coach Chris Beard has been honored as coach of the year after the Red Raiders shared the regular-season title with Kansas State. The league announced its awards Sunday. The Wildcats' Barry Brown was ...

Waters has 19, leads Oklahoma State over W. Virginia 85-77

By MICHAEL KINNEY Associated Press STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — In their final game of what has been an obstacle-filled season, Oklahoma State pulled out an 85-77 victory over West Virginia Saturday. When the game was over, OSU coach Mike Boynton addressed the fans at Gallagher-Iba Arena and ...

Kansas State women top W Virginia 72-59 in Big 12 quarters

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Peyton Williams scored 22 points, Rachel Ranke added 21 and fifth-seeded Kansas State won its sixth-straight, defending West Virginia 72-59 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament on Saturday. Williams and Ranke both had critical 3-point plays in the ...

Penguins end Bruins’ 19-game point streak in 4-2 win

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the first time in nearly two months, the Boston Bruins ran out of time. It tends to happen when the Bruins play in Pittsburgh, no matter how hot they are. Jared McCann scored twice, Matt Murray finished with 39 saves and the Penguins ...

Injured West Virginia guard James Bolden removed from roster

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's already thin roster has shrunk even further with the departure of guard James "Beetle" Bolden. Bolden, who has not played since late January with a sprained ankle, is no longer with the team. A West Virginia basketball spokesman did not elaborate ...

Big 12 title race down to Texas Tech, Kansas State

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAMES OF THE WEEKEND: Texas Tech at Iowa State; Oklahoma at Kansas State. With Kansas out of the picture for the first time in 15 years, the Big 12 title race will come down to K-State and Texas Tech. ...

Haley scores 28, West Virginia upsets Iowa State 90-75

By JOHN LOWE Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins believed his team is now the best version of themselves. His team proved it as Jermaine Haley scored a career-high 28 points and the Mountaineers upset Iowa State 90-75 on Wednesday night. "We're not ...

Penguins continue mastery of Blue Jackets in 3-0 win

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan isn't looking for an explanation. The Pittsburgh Penguins coach isn't sure there is one that can adequately describe why his team dominates the Columbus Blue Jackets. "All I can tell you is, every game we play them is a ...

Oklahoma tops Kansas to end Jayhawks’ run of Big 12 titles

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — It took more than half an hour for Kansas coach Bill Self to address the media after the Jayhawks' loss to Oklahoma. He had plenty to address with his team first. Kristian Doolittle had 24 points and 11 rebounds to help the Sooners roll ...

No. 1 Baylor women beat WVU to cap perfect Big 12 season

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Lauren Cox and Chloe Jackson wouldn't let Baylor's chances of a second straight perfect Big 12 season slip away. Cox had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and she and Jackson answered West Virginia's late scoring run and top-ranked Baylor beat ...

No. 18 Kansas St still in Big 12 lead after 64-52 win at TCU

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No one has played more games for Kansas State than Barry Brown. The Wildcats have a chance to become Big 12 champs in his next one. Brown scored 16 points to lead four players scoring in double figures for the 18th-ranked Wildcats ...

No. 8 Texas Tech routs Texas 70-51, stays even with K-State

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver finally heard something from Texas Tech coach Chris Beard about the eighth-ranked Red Raiders having a two-game chase for the Big 12 regular-season title. The homegrown talent and his teammates are halfway there. Culver scored 16 points, Matt Mooney ...

Marshall, Notre Dame football to meet in South Bend in 2022

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall's football team will play at Notre Dame in the 2022 season. Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick announced the one-game contract Monday. Marshall will play in South Bend, Indiana, on Sept. 10, 2022. It will be the first meeting between the schools.