West Virginia Sports

Lot of Big 12 bowls, Oklahoma title game opponent still TBD

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer The Big 12 already has a higher percentage of bowl-eligible teams than any other conference. Now the Big 12 gets one more weekend to find out if the league can add to that and make it eight out of 10 teams in bowl games. Plus, No. 3 Oklahoma needs an ...

Miles leads No. 24 WVU in rout of Morgan State 111-48

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was wondering whether his team would regain its energy before the tough part of the schedule. That problem was solved Saturday night as Daxter Miles scored a career-high 32 points to lead the 24th-ranked ...

Black, Nichols lead Illinois past Marshall 91-74

By DAVID MERCER, Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Nursing a late-game lead over Marshall that topped 20 points more than once, Illinois coach Brad Underwood took a timeout and unloaded on his team. Coasting toward its fourth straight win, Underwood thought the Illini had lost their ...

No. 23 West Virginia women dominate North Florida 87-59

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Teana Muldrow and Katrina Pardee scored 20 points apiece Sunday and No. 12 West Virginia never trailed in an 87-59 win over North Florida. Naomi Davenport added 15 points and Kristina King had 14 for West Virginia, which shot 52.5 percent from the field and dominated ...

Ehlinger leads Texas over No. 24 WVU 28-14; Grier injured

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sam Ehlinger helped Texas get that elusive win over a ranked opponent. Ehlinger threw two touchdown passes and the Longhorns became bowl eligible under first-year coach Tom Herman with a 28-14 win over No. 24 West Virginia on Saturday ...

West Virginia QB Will Grier hurts throwing hand vs. Texas

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia quarterback Will Grier has hurt his throwing hand while trying to score on a run against Texas. Grier dove for the pylon in the first quarter Saturday and landed awkwardly on his right hand. One of his fingers appeared to be bent backward as he held up ...

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 ...