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No. 24 West Virginia women beat Kansas, snap 2-game skid

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Tynice Martin scored 21 points and No. 24 West Virginia beat Kansas 62-51 on Wednesday night. Martin was only 5-of-20 shooting, though made 9 of 12 free throws. Lanay Montgomery added 15 points and 13 rebounds for her eighth double-double this season and Teana Muldrow ...

Villanova back to No. 1 in AP poll, leapfrogging Kansas; WVU at 7

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright likes this vantage point just fine. The Wildcats are back on top. "It was great to be No. 1. I'd much rather be No. 1 than three," Wright said last week after a stumble against then-No. 18 Butler dropped the ...

West Virginia backup QB Crest to transfer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia backup quarterback William Crest Jr. plans to transfer to another school. Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen announced Crest's decision Monday. WVU says in a news release that Crest didn't specify where he's transferring. Crest played in seven games in ...

Jake Spavital returns to WVU as offensive coordinator

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jake Spavital is returning to West Virginia as offensive coordinator. Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen announced Spavital's hiring Saturday. He'll also coach the quarterbacks. Spavital was interim coach at Cal after Sonny Dykes was fired last Sunday. Spavital had ...

Texas Tech women hold off No. 18 West Virginia 75-66

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Recee' Caldwell scored 21 points and Texas Tech had a 17-point lead erased in the fourth quarter but recovered with a 10-2 run to close out a 75-66 upset win over No. 18 West Virginia on Wednesday night. Ivonne Cook-Taylor added 17 points and Arella Guirantes scored 14. ...

Baylor’s stay at No. 1 likely to be short

By The Associated Press A look at things to watch this week in the Big 12: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Baylor's stay at No. 1 will likely only last a week — even if the Bears (15-1, 3-1 Big 12) can topple No. 25 Kansas State (13-3, 2-2) on the road on Saturday. West Virginia's suffocating defense ...

Down goes Baylor: Top-ranked Bears lose to No. 10 WVU 89-68

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Baylor's euphoria over its ascent to the No. 1 ranking lasted just one day. Nathan Adrian broke out of a shooting slump with a career-high 22 points, and No. 10 West Virginia beat the sloppy Bears 89-68 on Tuesday night in the ...

Baylor is No. 1 in AP poll for 1st time, WVU 10th

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Basketball Writer A decades-long Baylor fan got emotional with coach Scott Drew after the Bears won their last game to remain one of two undefeated teams in the country. The fan told Drew, "I thought we could go to a Final Four, but I never thought I'd see the day when ...

Miles leads No. 7 West Virginia over TCU 82-70

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 7 West Virginia got lazy on defense and kept letting TCU come back. The up-and-down effort changed for the Mountaineers when the Horned Frogs threatened to take the lead midway through the second half. Jevon Carter scored ...

Martin, Montgomery lead No. 17 WV women by No. 20 Sooners

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tynice Martin had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Lanay Montgomery had 16 and 14 and No. 17 West Virginia defeated No. 20 Oklahoma 83-73 on Sunday. The Mountaineers (14-2, 2-2 Big 12) used a 14-2 run to close the second quarter for a 42-25 lead. After the Sooners (12-4, ...

Texas Tech upsets No. 7 West Virginia in OT, 77-76

By BRANDON SOLIZ, Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Anthony Livingston had been practicing taking 3-pointers from the corner before the game. That's what gave him the confidence to take the game-winner for Texas Tech. "It was definitely a tough challenge for us," Livingston said of ...

Kansas State women hand No. 12 West Virginia 1st loss

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Breanna Lewis had 23 points and nine rebounds, Kindred Wesemann made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points, and Kansas State knocked off previously unbeaten No. 12 West Virginia 86-71 on Sunday. West Virginia entered with the nation's best field-goal percentage ...

Taylor’s double-double leads Marshall to 89-72 win over FAU

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Taylor had a career-high 31 points, on 13-of-20 shooting, and a season-high 13 rebounds as Marshall beat Florida Atlantic 89-72 on Monday night. Stevie Browning scored 14 points, including three 3-pointers, Jon Elmore had 11 points and Christian Thienenman ...

Ranked matchups in ACC, Big Ten headline week in AP Top 25

By AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It didn't take long for races in both the Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference to offer some unexpected outcomes. Now each league has a pair of matchups between ranked members to highlight the week ahead in the AP Top 25 . No. ...

Artis and Young score 30 each, Pitt escapes Marshall 112-106

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seemingly comfortably ahead against a team that its own coach likened to playing in mud or perhaps dazed from spending too much time playing video games, Pittsburgh let off the gas. Marshall and it's relentless pace almost made the ...

Kaaya’s 4 TDs lead Miami past No. 14 West Virginia, 31-14

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Miami fans asked Brad Kaaya to end the school's 10-year bowl-victory drought, and he delivered. Now they have another request. "One more year! One more year!" they chanted at Kaaya on Wednesday night, after he threw four ...

Kansas sets sights on 13th straight Big 12 championship

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — At first glance, it makes little sense that the Big 12 conducts its men's basketball tournament at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, considering the state of Missouri no longer has a program in the league. Then again, perhaps it ...

No. 24 Cincinnati beats Marshall 93-91 in OT

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Troy Caupain missed yet another shot on his off night, and the ball got slapped back to him as he stood unguarded in the middle of the lane. He put up another shot that finally went in for the game-winner. Caupain got the rebound of his ...

West Virginia signs defensive coordinator Gibson for 3 years

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has given defensive coordinator Tony Gibson a new three-year contract. West Virginia says in a news release that the package through the 2019 season is worth $2.7 million, plus incentives. Gibson is in his fourth season on coach Dana Holgorsen's ...

Martin, Montgomery keep No. 13 W. Virginia women unbeaten

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tynice Martin and Lanay Montgomery each scored 16 points, Montgomery with 10 rebounds and five blocked shots, as unbeaten and 13th-ranked West Virginia defeated Mount St. Mary's 77-45 on Wednesday night. Kristina King added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the ...