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West Virginia Sports

Baylor’s NaLyssa Smith tabbed Big 12 women’s player of year

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baylor junior NaLyssa Smith has been named the Big 12 women's basketball player of the year after leading the No. 6 Lady Bears in scoring and rebounding as they won their 11th regular-season conference title in a row. Lady Bears guard DiJonia Carrington, a graduate ...

Without Cunningham, No. 17 Oklahoma State beats No. 6 WVU

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Minus star freshman Cade Cunningham, No. 17 Oklahoma State still found some welcome momentum going into the postseason. Sophomore Avery Anderson III scored a career-high 31 points and the Cowboys, with Cunningham sitting out the ...

Teague 35 points as No. 3 Baylor beats No. 18 Texas Tech

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas (AP) — MaCio Teague and Mark Vital had quite a senior day in a perfect ending at home for Big 12 regular season champion Baylor. Teague scored 35 points while matching a school record with 10 made 3-pointers, one after an incredible save by ...

West Virginia Drops Overtime Heartbreaker to Baylor, 94-89

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Coach Scott Drew jumped on Mark Vital's back after Baylor clinched the Big 12 championship, pointed a finger to the sky, then raced off the court ahead of his players to prepare for an even more raucous celebration. "I was able to beat ...

Gondrezick saves No. 18 West Virginia against Kansas 72-68

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kysre Gondrezick scored 25 points, including a 3-pointer with 16.7 seconds left, Esmery Martinez had a double-double with a career-high 24 rebounds and No. 18 West Virginia held on to defeat Kansas 72-68 on Saturday. With the Mountaineers on top 68-66, Gondrezick let ...

McNeil scores 16 points, No. 10 West Virginia beats K-State

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Once recruited by Kansas State, Sean McNeil showcased why the Wildcats wanted him by coming up strong again for West Virginia. McNeil scored 16 points and No. 10 West Virginia used two big runs in the second half to beat Kansas ...

Reaves lifts No. 12 Oklahoma over No. 14 WVU 91-90 in 2OT

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Austin Reaves helped No. 12 Oklahoma pull off an impressive win on the road. Reaves scored four of his 28 points in the final minute of the second overtime and the Sooners held off No. 14 West Virginia 91-90 on Saturday. Oklahoma ...

Kinsey carries Marshall over Middle Tennessee 107-79

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Taevion Kinsey had 25 points as Marshall romped past Middle Tennessee 107-79 on Friday night. Andrew Taylor had 16 points and eight assists for Marshall (11-5, 5-4 Conference USA). Jarrod West added 15 points and eight assists, and David Early also had 15 points. It ...

McBride, Bridges help No. 14 West Virginia beat K-State

By AVERY OSEN Associated Press MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Miles McBride scored 18 points to help No. 14 West Virginia beat Kansas State 69-47 on Saturday in the Mountaineers' first game in two weeks because of COVID-19 protocols.. Jalen Bridges added 12 points and Taz Sherman had 10 for West ...

Kinsey carries Marshall over FIU 89-72

MIAMI (AP) — Taevion Kinsey had 22 points and 12 rebounds as Marshall beat Florida International 89-72 on Saturday. Andrew Taylor added 20 points and six rebounds for the Thundering Herd. David Early scored 14 points for Marshall (9-4, 3-3 Conference USA) and Darius George 10. Javaunte ...

Marks lifts Buffalo to 17-10 Camellia Bowl win over Marshall

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Kevin Marks looked like a super sub early, stalled against a stingy defense and then delivered the decisive blow. Marks scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:09 left after a clock-eating drive and Buffalo made a final defensive stop ...

No. 8 West Virginia holds on to beat Iowa State 70-65

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Miles McBride found a way to steer No. 8 West Virginia through a slippery stretch when Iowa State was disrupting the Mountaineers' offense. McBride scored 18 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 21 seconds left, to lift the ...

Shropshire, UAB beat Marshall 22-13 in C-USA title game

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Trea Shropshire had five receptions for 180 yards — including a 71-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter — and Spencer Brown had 30 carries for 149 yards rushing to help UAB beat Marshall 22-13 on Friday night for the Blazers' second Conference USA championship in ...

Martin lifts West Virginia Tech over Morgan State 73-67

BALTIMORE (AP) — Darrin Martin recorded 18 points and 11 assists to lift West Virginia Tech to a 73-67 win over Morgan State on Saturday. Tamon Scruggs had 19 points and six rebounds for West Virginia Tech. Andreas Jonsson and Juvante Hayes each had 13 points. Malik Miller had 19 points and ...

High court agrees to hear NCAA athlete compensation case

By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in more than three decades, the Supreme Court will hear a case involving the NCAA and what it means to be a college athlete. The high court on Wednesday agreed to review a court decision in an antitrust lawsuit the NCAA ...

Iowa State has Big 12’s top offensive and defensive players

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Iowa State swept the Big 12's top individual awards as determined by a vote of the league coaches, with running back Breece Hall named the offensive player of the year and junior linebacker Mike Rose the top defensive player. Iowa State's Matt Campbell was coach of the ...

Culver leads No. 15 West Virginia past Western Kentucky

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — West Virginia rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit against Western Kentucky and had to hold off a frenzied rally down the stretch to win the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic. The 15th-ranked Mountaineers (3-0) led 66-57 with just under three minutes to play ...

Culver powers No. 15 West Virginia past VCU in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — West Virginia missed its first 10 shots of the game. The Mountaineers still raced to a 13-0 lead over VCU. Derek Culver had 23 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 15 West Virginia beat VCU 78-66 on Thursday in the Bad Boys Mowers Crossover Classic semifinals. "I try ...

No. 15 West Virginia holds off South Dakota State 79-71

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — West Virginia faced South Dakota State in its own backyard at the Bad Boys Mowers Crossover Classic just 50 miles from campus, but with no fans in the building due to COVID-19 restrictions, it felt like a neutral site for both teams. Miles McBride scored a ...

Defenses fueling run toward Big 12 championship game

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer Defenses are helping carve a path toward the Big 12 championship game. The two current frontrunners, No. 15 Iowa State and No. 14 Oklahoma, have stood out recently by what they've done to limit opposing offenses. The first-place Cyclones held Kansas State to ...