West Virginia Sports

Morehead State rallies to beat Marshall 86-83

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A.J. Hicks scored 17 points with seven assists and Morehead State rallied to beat Marshall 86-83 on Thursday night. Morehead State's Ajdin Penava tied it at 58 with a free throw with 9:09 left after the Thundering Herd went scoreless for nearly two-and-a-half minutes. ...

Big 12 Spotlight: Title matchup maybe easy, or all tied up

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer The most straightforward championship game scenario for the Big 12 would be No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 11 TCU both winning their last two games and meeting again Dec. 2. Then again, nothing ever seems to come that easy for the Big 12. Remember, the Big 12 ...

Texas tries to become bowl eligible at No. 24 West Virginia

The Associated Press Texas (5-5, 4-3 Big 12) at No. 24 West Virginia (7-3, 5-2), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN) Line: West Virginia by 3½. Series record: West Virginia leads 4-2 WHAT'S AT STAKE Texas needs a win in its final two games to become bowl eligible under first-year coach Tom Herman. ...

No. 24 WVU has gone scoreless in second half of last 2 games

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer David Sills would prefer to focus on the fun part of West Virginia's offense. The crazy catches. The quick-scoring drives. Piles of yards and points — all in the first half of West Virginia's last two games. The second half: Silence. No. 24 West Virginia has ...

Crosby, Sheary lead Penguins past Sabres 5-4 in OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby ended a long goal drought and assisted on Conor Sheary's winner 16 seconds into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Tuesday night. Crosby scored his sixth of the season, Sheary had a pair of goals and Patric Hornqvist added one ...

Muldrow, Davenport lead No. 12 WV women past Sac St 101-47

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Teana Muldrow and Naomi Davenport combined for 49 points on 20-of-25 shooting and both had double-figures in rebounding and No. 12 West Virginia rolled to a 101-47 win over Sacramento State on Tuesday night. It is the first time the Mountaineers (2-0) scored 100 ...

Grier, Crawford help No. 23 Mountaineers beat K-State 28-23

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Will Grier scrambled to his right and then retreated to his left, time ticking off the clock in the first half and No. 23 West Virginia seemingly content to take a one-point lead over Kansas State into halftime. Then Grier unloaded a ...

Johnson’s pick-6 helps secure Marshall’s 30-23 win

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nazeeh Johnson returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown and Marshall held on for a 30-23 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday night. Johnson jumped a route in the left flat and coasted untouched for a 27-10 lead late in the third quarter. On the ensuing ...

Elmore scores 38; Marshall beats UT-Martin 102-91 in OT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore scored a career-high 38 points to lead Marshall in a 102-91 overtime victory over Tennessee-Martin on Friday night in a season opener. C.J. Burks added 23 points, and Ajdin Penava recorded his third career double-double with 20 points and 10 ...

No. 13 West Virginia women rout CCSU 102-52

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Teana Muldrow scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 13 West Virginia in a 102-52 rout of Central Connecticut State on Friday night in a season opener. Muldrow was 11 of 19 from the field to reach her 11th career double-double. Naomi ...

No. 23 Mountaineers head to Kansas State with momentum

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — It's widely accepted that the adage "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" dates to the early 1800s, or about the same time Bill Snyder took over the Kansas State program. If it holds true, West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen must ...

West Virginia signs Wisconsin prep guard Jordan McCabe

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed guard Jordan McCabe for the 2018-19 men's basketball season. Coach Bob Huggins announced McCabe's signing Friday. The 6-foot McCabe averaged 25 points the past two seasons at Kaukauna (Wisconsin) High School. He was named a first-team ...

West Virginia signs recruits Derek Culver, Andrew Gordon

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed two recruits for the 2018-19 men's basketball season. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced the signings Thursday of Derek Culver and Andrew "Drew" Gordon. The 6-foot-10 Culver attends Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New ...

West Virginia’s Bob Huggins get 4-year contract extension

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Bob Huggins has agreed to a four-year contract extension that includes the option for him to step aside or continue coaching after the 2021-22 season. Under the agreement announced Monday, Huggins, 64, will earn $3.75 million this season, including a ...

Bedlam prevails throughout Big 12 and co-leaders play next

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Bedlam indeed in the Big 12 Conference, and not just in Oklahoma. Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield had a possible Heisman Trophy moment in arguably the wildest game in the rivalry actually known as Bedlam. TCU stayed defensive ...

West Virginia beats No. 14 Iowa State 20-16

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A scolding from coach Dana Holgorsen after a double-digit loss a week ago helped West Virginia's players regain their focus and throw a wrench in No. 14 Iowa State's magical season. Will Grier threw two touchdown passes, Justin ...

FAU beats Marshall; bowl eligible for 1st time since 2013

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Devin Singletary had 275 total yards and two touchdowns, Jalen Young made three of Florida Atlantic's four interceptions, and the Owls beat Marshall 30-25 on a rainy Friday night to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2013. Young tied a single-game program ...

LB David Long goes on tackling tear for West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer On a defense that has seen its struggles, West Virginia outside linebacker David Long Jr. is starting to put together a season worth bragging about. The redshirt sophomore missed the first month after injuring a knee in summer workouts that required surgery. He ...

In dog-eat-dog Big 12, road to playoff fraught with peril

BY DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer Gary Patterson remembers quite keenly the controversy that swirled around the playoff rankings a few years ago, when TCU dropped from third to sixth in the final release. The Horned Frogs were coming off a 55-3 win over Iowa State the day before the final ...