West Virginia Sports

Matt Murray makes 28 saves, Penguins rout Rangers 7-2

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Murray stopped 28 shots to keep up his strong play since returning from an injury, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 7-2 on Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight victory. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jake ...

Guy’s 30 points lead No. 4 Virginia past Marshall, 100-64

By HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy said there's no "feeling" he gets when he's shooting the ball well. It's more like a responsibility to reward distributors Ty Jerome and Kihei Clark when they make it a point to find him. "When they go out of their way ...

Culver’s double-double leads WVU over Lehigh 78-68

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Derek Culver came off the bench to score 11 points and grab 11 rebounds for his first career double-double and West Virginia beat Lehigh 69-59 on Sunday. In only his second game in a Mountaineers uniform, Culver's pair of layups late ...

All eyes on Dungey, as Syracuse faces off with West Virginia

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to tell that West Virginia has plenty of respect for Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey, since at least one of the Mountaineers compared him to Will Grier. And that's high praise. There is one distinct difference, of course: ...

Kansas once more favored to win 15th straight Big 12 title

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There have been plenty of times over the past 14 years that Kansas was supposed to have a tough test in the Big 12, only for the Jayhawks to emerge on top when March rolled around. The year Texas had Kevin Durant, or Oklahoma boasted ...

Steelers hope for a win (and some luck) vs. Bengals

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is modifying his jersey, using a marker to add an "s" to the end of his last name. Safety Sean Davis is mulling a present or two to Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield, promising to send the ...

Harris’ leads WVU past Jacksonville St. in 74-72 win

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Wesley Harris scored a career-high 20 points and had eight rebounds to lead West Virginia over Jacksonville State 74-72 on Saturday. Despite a sloppy shooting performance in the first half (13 of 34), the Mountaineers (7-4) got out to ...

Texas A&M uses balanced attack to thump Marshall 92-68

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The holidays are a time for sharing - and Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy is loving what he's witnessing from his players on that front. "I like to see it when we have five, almost six guys in double figures," Kennedy said. "That means we're sharing the ball, ...

West Virginia shores up secondary with 5 DBs signed

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has shored up its secondary by signing five defensive backs. The Mountaineers landed 16 players Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA's early signing period. Osita Smith, a 6-foot-2 safety, is from Wilde Lake High School in Bowie, Maryland, and 6-2 ...

Lillard scores 24, Blazers down the Grizzlies 99-92

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers' bench is proving to be difficult to stop when all five players come together. Portland's reserves were key in the team's 99-92 victory over the Grizzlies on Wednesday night, outscoring the Memphis bench ...

Penguins end Capitals’ five-game win streak with 2-1 victory

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The calendar said December. The intensity felt like late spring. The third meeting this season between longtime rivals Pittsburgh and Washington featured tight checking, strong goaltending and more than a few punches. The Penguins won ...

URI tops West Virginia 83-70 in Hall of Fame Showcase

BY PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Rhode Island broke West Virginia's press and broke down the Mountaineer defense in the second half of their game at the Hall of Fame Showcase. The Rams' Jeff Dowtin and Fatts Russell each scored 18 points as Rhode Island pulled ...

Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger didn't want to use the word "crossroads." He did anyway. His team mired in a three-game losing streak and with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on the other sideline Sunday — a sight that typically signals doom ...

Blackhawks end 8-game slide with 6-3 win over Penguins

By MATT CARLSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks finally got to celebrate Wednesday night. It had been a while. Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists, and Chicago stopped an eight-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. "I think we ...

Roethlisberger OK, Boswell not as Steelers weigh changes

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's ribs are bruised but not broken. The Pittsburgh Steelers believe the same could be said about their wildly uneven season. Roethlisberger believes he'll play on Sunday when New England visits Heinz Field, one of the few ...

Boswell’s missed FG sends Steelers to 24-21 loss to Raiders

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Pittsburgh Steelers team that kept finding ways to win during a six-game winning streak now has fallen short at the end for a third straight game. A slick field that led to kicker Chris Boswell losing his footing on a potential ...

WVU slugs out win over Pitt 69-59 in Backyard Brawl

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Beetle Bolden scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 69-59 win over archrival Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl on Saturday. The Mountaineers (6-3) won the defensive slugfest by doing what they do best, force turnovers. Pitt's 24 ...

Dzingel scores in overtime, Senators beat Penguins 2-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators were ready for their 4-on-3 power play in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ryan Dzingel scored with the man advantage at 1:20 of overtime after the Penguins were called for too many men on the ice in Ottawa's 2-1 victory Saturday ...

Florida outlasts West Virginia in Jimmy V Classic, 66-56

By DENIS P. GORMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — After earning what coach Mike White called the "biggest win thus far in a very early season," Florida is reveling. The Gators knocked off West Virginia, 66-56, in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday night at Madison Square ...

Steelers RB James Conner out with sprained left ankle

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will head to Oakland without running back James Conner. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Conner is dealing with a sprained left ankle and will not play when the AFC North leaders take on the last-place Raiders. Conner, who is second in the NFL in ...