West Virginia Sports

Kansas plays at Texas Tech in key Big 12 matchup

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Kansas at Texas Tech. The Jayhawks and Red Raiders enter Saturday's game tied for second place in the league at 9-4, a game behind surging Kansas State. Tech has won four straight ...

No. 23 Kansas State beats West Virginia to keep Big 12 lead

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kansas State went on the road to quickly get back on track. Barry Brown scored 21 points and the No. 23 Wildcats beat West Virginia 65-51 on Monday night to remain atop the Big 12 standings. A 14-0 run midway through the second half, ...

Dotson, Lawson brothers lead No. 14 Kansas’ rout of WVU

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson drove through a crowd of West Virginia players, stopped in his tracks and passed the ball across the key, finding K.J. Lawson alone in the corner. Without hesitation, Lawson sunk his third 3-pointer of the game before running down the court celebrating with ...

Kansas, W Virginia out 8 key players for Saturday showdown

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Take the eight players combined that West Virginia and Kansas currently have sitting on the bench — or at home — and you'd have a team capable of winning the Big 12 title this season. Might even have a team capable of winning the ...

West Virginia dismisses Ahmad, Harris for rule violations

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia starters Esa Ahmad and Wes Harris have been dismissed from the team for undisclosed violations of athletic department policies. The Mountaineers announced the dismissals Monday night without elaboration. Ahmad was the team's third-leading scorer this ...

Murray makes 50 saves, Penguins beat Flyers 4-1

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Murray made 50 saves and Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. Jake Guentzel and Nick Bjugstad also scored and Kris Letang had an empty-netter for ...

Ramey scores 19, leads Texas in 75-53 win over West Virginia

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Texas proved Saturday night that they may be heating up at the right time. Courtney Ramey tied a career-high with 19 points as the Longhorns beat West Virginia 75-53. Texas (14-10, 6-5 Big 12) dominated just about every facet of the ...

West Virginia forward Logan Routt suspended for tripping

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia reserve forward Logan Routt has been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game for tripping a Texas Tech player this week. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons announced the suspension Wednesday. Routt was ejected early in the second half ...

New Big 12 coaches busy on signing day; OU, Texas all set

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma and Texas each had only one spot to fill in their top-10 recruiting classes. The four Big 12 schools with new coaches were a bit busier Wednesday. New Kansas coach Les Miles added nine players in the second signing ...

Big 12 events receive approval for sponsorship increase

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City event sponsorship committee is distributing more funds for Big 12 Conference events this year than in the past. The Convention and Visitors Bureau's event sponsorship committee on Feb. 1 approved an increase in subsidies for Big 12 women's basketball to ...

Blake Seiler named defensive assistant at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Blake Seiler has been hired as an assistant coach on defense at West Virginia. Coach Neal Brown announced Seiler's hiring Tuesday. Seiler spent 10 seasons at Kansas State, including last season as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. The Wildcats ranked ...

McElhinney, Hurricanes shut down Penguins 4-0

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Curtis McElhinney's been doing this a long time. More than a decade into his well-traveled NHL career, the Carolina Hurricanes goaltender understands how things tighten up after the All-Star break. His team scrambling for a spot in the ...

No. 18 Texas Tech routs cold-shooting West Virginia 81-50

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech kept making plays and scoring points while West Virginia went more than 15 minutes without a field goal in the first half. The No. 18 Red Raiders were well on their way to another big Monday win, this time 81-50 to match their most lopsided Big 12 victory in ...

Knapper leads WVU over Oklahoma 79-71

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — On a day where a groundhog predicted an early spring, West Virginia basketball fans got the opposite, a little sun shine. While Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow on a cloudy day in Pennsylvania, Brandon Knapper came off the bench ...

Elmore has career-best 44 as Marshall stops skid, beats UTEP

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore made almost half of Marshall's field goals as he totaled a career-high 44 points to help the Thundering Herd get past UTEP 91-86 on Thursday night and halt a three-game skid. Elmore was 14 of 23 from the floor to fall just short of dropping in half of ...

Bob Friend, pitched most innings for Pirates, dies at 88

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bob Friend, who pitched more innings than anyone in Pittsburgh Pirates history, died Sunday. He was 88. The Pirates said Friend died at his home in Pittsburgh. Friend holds the Pirates record for innings (3,480 1/3), starts (477) and strikeouts (1,682). The right-hander ...

No. 20 Iowa State rolls past West Virginia 93-68

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's Lindell Wigginton leapt into the lane to steal a pass, sprinted down the court and got fouled. He then casually flipped the ball underhanded toward the basket from 30 feet — and found the bottom of the net. It was that kind ...

No. 1 Vols beat West Virginia 83-66 for 14th straight win

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lamonte' Turner made the most of a rare start for Tennessee. Turner scored 23 points and the top-ranked Volunteers held West Virginia scoreless for a 9 1/2-minute stretch Saturday on its way to an 83-66 victory. The 21-year-old ...

3 tapped to join Neal Brown’s administrative staff at WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — New West Virginia football coach Neal Brown is bringing three members of his administrative staff from Troy. Brown on Wednesday announced the hirings of Mark Perry as director of football administration, Brian Bennett as director of player personnel and Patrick ...

Mason scores 29, Baylor defeats West Virginia 85-73

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Both Baylor and West Virginia upset AP Top 10 teams on Saturday, but only one team got to build on that momentum. Makai Mason scored a season-high 29 points as the Bears cruised to an 85-73 win over West Virginia on Monday ...