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West Virginia Sports

Huggins ties Smith at 879 as No. 17 WVU beats Oklahoma State

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had a better time being around North Carolina great Dean Smith than talking about tying him on the career wins list. The 17th-ranked Mountaineers took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma ...

Dontae Wright hired as outside LB coach at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Dontae Wright has been hired as outside linebackers coach at West Virginia. West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced Wright's hiring Tuesday. Wright spent the past two seasons as safeties coach at Western Michigan. Among his other coaching stops were at Tennessee ...

Charleston to host part of national basketball tournament

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's capital city is set to host a leg of the annual The Basketball Tournament this summer. The tournament's regional locations were announced Tuesday with games scheduled in the Charleston Coliseum July 24-26. The single-elimination tournament pits ...

Moretti, Texas Tech top K-State 69-62, stay in 3rd in Big 12

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti flinched as a pass the Texas Tech guard wasn't expecting glanced off his back and bounced toward Kansas State's Cartier Diarra. When Diarra tried to get too fancy with the ensuing breakaway dunk and clanged a windmill attempt off the rim, Moretti made the ...

No. 3 Kansas scores final 9 points, beats No. 14 WVU 58-49

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kansas caught West Virginia in a rare late lapse at home. Devon Dotson scored 11 of his 15 points after halftime, Isaiah Moss had seven of his 13 points during a second-half burst and the third-ranked Jayhawks finished the game with a ...

West Virginia backup QB Trey Lowe plans to transfer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia backup quarterback Trey Lowe said he plans to play elsewhere as a graduate transfer this fall. Lowe announced his intentions Thursday on Twitter. Lowe, who saw limited action in six games last fall, said he will graduate from West Virginia this ...

Bobby Bowden to speak at Marshall awards dinner

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden will speak at an awards dinner at Marshall University this spring. Marshall announced Tuesday that Bowden will attend the dinner that recognizes donors and honors student-athletes. It will be held April 24 at the Mountain Health Arena ...

West, Beyers lead Marshall past Louisiana Tech 83-79 in OT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrod West totaled 25 points and seven assists and Mikel Beyers came off the bench to score a career-high 24 as Marshall held off Louisiana Tech 83-79 in overtime on Saturday. West sank 9 of 15 shots from the floor with four 3-pointers for the Thundering Herd ...

Doolittle helps Oklahoma top No. 13 West Virginia 69-59

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — It'd been awhile since Kristian Doolittle was Oklahoma's top offensive option. The Sooners needed it Saturday and Doolittle delivered, scoring 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds as Oklahoma knocked off No. 13 West Virginia 69-59 at home Saturday. Doolittle hadn't scored ...

No. 12 West Virginia beats K-State, Huggins moves past Rupp

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Derek Culver wanted to do something about West Virginia's worst loss of the season. The sophomore had 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 12 West Virginia to a 66-57 victory over Kansas State on Saturday, giving coach Bob ...

New tech vendor to handle sports betting at 2 W.Va. casinos

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A casino operator has signed an agreement with a technology vendor to replace another one whose contract dispute caused a shutdown of sports betting at two West Virginia casinos. International Gaming Technology said in a news release this week that it will deliver ...

Texas Tech rebounds with 89-81 win over No. 12 West Virginia

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech went through some hard practices after consecutive losses. The Red Raiders were plenty tough enough against No. 12 West Virginia. "We had to bounce back," Davide Moretti said. "We get testy every afternoon at 3:30 in Lubbock, Texas," coach Chris Beard ...

Ray scores 19, TCU beats No. 25 West Virginia women 73-60

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kianna Ray scored 19 points, Jaycee Bradley added 14, and TCU beat No. 25 West Virginia 73-60 on Sunday night. Jayde Woods had 11 points, six rebounds and five assists and Lauren Heard scored 10 points for TCU. Bradley hit two 3-pointers as the Horned Frogs jumped ...

No. 14 West Virginia cruises to 97-59 win over Texas

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe sprinted the length of the court to chase down an errant Texas inbounds pass. While the home crowd implored him not to touch the ball, Tshiebwe grabbed it anyway just before it reached the corner end line, took one dribble ...

No. 2 Baylor women Big 12-record 45th straight league win

STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 2 Baylor goes much deeper than its starting five, and coach Kim Mulkey is getting more confident in those players coming off the bench. Mulkey is getting plenty of chances to use them all, and the defending national champion has ...

Kinsey scores 18, late FT lifts Herd over Old Dominion 68-67

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Taevion Kinsey stole the ball and was fouled, making the decisive game-winning free throw with 18.6 seconds on the clock, breaking a late tie and lifting Marshall to a 68-67 win over Old Dominion on Saturday night. Kinsey finished with 18 points to lead the ...

Miller’s game winner boosts Charleston past Hofstra

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Sam Miller scored 20 points and his layup with nine seconds left carried Charleston past Hofstra 69-67 on Saturday. Following Miller's layup, Grant Riller stole the ball from Jalen Ray to preserve the win. Hofstra's Issac Kante tied it at 67 on a layup with 40 ...

Diarra, Gordon lift Kansas State over No. 12 West Virginia

By AVERY OSEN Associated Press MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State needed career highs from Cartier Diarra and Dajuan Gordon to knock off No. 12 West Virginia. Diarra tied a career high 25 points, Gordon scored a career high 15, including 13 in the first half, and Xavier Sneed had 16, ...

Crosby scores in OT, Penguins beat Red Wings 2-1

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin needed only 21 seconds to take advantage of an overtime penalty. Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. Crosby scored by ...

Baylor tries to keep rolling in Big 12 play — men and women

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer The Big 12 continues conference play with second-ranked Baylor trying to protect a perfect conference record when the Bears (14-1, 4-0) head to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Here's what else is going on in the league: GAME OF THE WEEKEND While the Cowboys ...