West Virginia Sports

No. 21 West Virginia 71-60 win ends Baylor’s 5-game streak

WACO, Texas (AP) — Daxter Miles Jr. stepped up with a kind of play West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has become accustomed to seeing, and it was needed after the No. 21 Mountaineers saw their 28-point get trimmed to 12. Miles made a 3-pointer while being fouled with just under 7 minutes left, ...

Azubuike leads No. 13 Kansas past No. 20 West Virginia 77-69

By JORDAN WOLF, Associated Press LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bob Huggins didn't mince words in his postgame press conference after West Virginia lost to Kansas. "They shot 29 free throws," Huggins said. "We shot two. You don't think that had anything to do with it?" Huggins' rising frustration ...

Burks layup gives Marshall 74-72 edge over North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) — C.J. Burks sank a layup with a second to go for the win as Marshall edged North Texas 74-72 on Saturday afternoon. Marshall trailed 72-68 late when Burks sank a jumper and Ajdin Penava followed with a layup to tie it 72-72 with 35 seconds left. North Texas' Ryan ...

West Virginia’s trip to Kansas headlines Big 12 play

By The Associated Press A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big 12: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: West Virginia at Kansas. The Jayhawks enter the weekend a game behind league-leading Texas Tech with five games left to play. The Mountaineers are two games behind the Red Raiders and can draw even ...

West Virginia hires Marquel Blackwell as running backs coach

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has hired Marquel Blackwell as running backs coach. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced Blackwell's hiring Thursday. He replaces Tony Dews, who was hired as running backs coach with the Tennessee Titans. Blackwell spent the past two seasons as ...

Burks scores 36, Marshall overtakes Rice 93-80

HOUSTON (AP) — C.J. Burks scored a career-high 36 points with six 3-pointers, Jon Elmore added 28 points, six assists and seven rebounds and Marshall defeated Rice 93-80 Thursday night. Marshall (18-8, 9-4 Conference USA) led 42-40 at halftime after Rice closed on a 17-7 run. The Owls took a ...

Strong bench scoring helps No. 20 WVU beat TCU 82-66

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Teddy Allen emerged from a scoring slump and gave No. 20 West Virginia hope that it still has some fight left in the Big 12 race. The 6-foot-5 freshman came off the bench to score 16 points and lead the Mountaineers to an 82-66 victory ...

Oklahoma State tops struggling No. 19 West Virginia 88-85

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Road games against ranked teams don't seem to be much of a problem for coach Mike Boynton Jr and his Cowboys. Kendall Smith and Cameron McGriff each scored 20 points and Oklahoma State beat another ranked team on the road, topping No. ...

Elmore, Penava lead Marshall past Florida Atlantic 79-68

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore tallied 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Ajdin Penava notched his 12th double-double of the season to guide Marshall to a 79-68 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night. Elmore buried four 3-pointers as the Thundering Herd (17-8, 8-4 ...

Texas lined up as Big 12’s top class with defensive adds

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer Things lined up nicely for coach Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns to have one of the top signing classes in the nation, not just the best in the Big 12 Conference. After a winning record on the field in Herman's first season, the Longhorns also made ...

West Virginia survives Young’s 32 points to beat Oklahoma

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Finally, West Virginia looked like a Bob Huggins-coached team. Lamont West scored 17 points, and the 19th-ranked Mountaineers survived a 32-point night from Oklahoma's Trae Young to escape with a 75-73 win over the 17th-ranked Sooners on ...

White, No. 6 Texas women beat West Virginia 73-55

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Once Jatarie White hit the floor, it was smooth sailing for Texas. White had 18 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season to lead No. 6 Texas over West Virginia 73-55 on Monday night. The Longhorns (19-4, 10-2 ...

Konate, No. 15 West Virginia end skid, top K-State 89-51

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Even with several players recuperating from the flu bug, West Virginia's defense can still frustrate the tar out of opponents. One game after allowing the most points in a Big 12 game since joining the league in 2012, No. 15 West ...

Iowa State rolls past No. 15 West Virginia 93-77

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — West Virginia's losing skid keeps getting bigger, and coach Bob Huggins isn't quite sure what to do about it. Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, Lindell Wigginton added 22 and Iowa State, on the strength of 62 percent shooting, rolled past ...

Wallace, No. 3 Baylor women rally past West Virginia 83-72

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Once Kalani Brown and Baylor got busy on the boards, they were fine. Brown put up her third straight double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, Kristy Wallace scored 25 points and third-ranked Baylor rallied in the second half to ...

Knox scores season-high 34, Kentucky beats No. 7 WVU 83-76

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox enjoys quieting a hostile crowd on the road. Knox scored a season-high 34 points and the Wildcats overcame a 17-point deficit after halftime to beat No. 7 West Virginia 83-76 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on ...

Western Kentucky scores last 15, beats Marshall 85-74

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Darius Thompson scored 20 points, Dwight Coleby had a double-double and Western Kentucky scored the last 15 points of the game to defeat Marshall 85-74 on Saturday night. Marshall took a 74-70 lead with 4:39 to play after Jon Elmore made four free throws following a ...

TCU upsets No. 7 WVU 82-73 after falling out of Top 25

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Basketball Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — This was the kind of home-court celebration Jamie Dixon envisioned for TCU when he returned to his alma mater less than two years ago. Students spilled onto the court, some even lifting Dixon into the air, after the Horned ...

No. 24 Oklahoma State women beat No. 17 West Virginia 79-73

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Loryn Goodwin scored 14 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter to help No. 24 Oklahoma State pull away and beat No. 17 West Virginia 79-73 on Wednesday night. Oklahoma State (13-4, 4-2 Big 12 Conference) rebounded from a 16-point loss at Kansas State on Saturday and ...

Big 12 schools continue beating up on one another

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer The Big 12 can stake a claim as the nation's best conference. It has the top RPI rating, five teams ranked in the AP Top 25 and eight teams in the top 50 of the KenPom.com rankings. The only problem: The teams have been beating up on each other since ...