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No. 2 Ohio State gets another test with No. 22 West Virginia

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chris Holtmann has already seen his Ohio State team claim three wins against marquee nonconference opponents. The second-ranked Buckeyes have a chance to get another before getting into the bulk of their Big Ten schedule. Fresh off a ...

UCF gets 10th win, beating Marshall 48-25 in Gasparilla Bowl

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Central Florida is best known for a high-powered offense, but the Knights are capable of big plays on defense, too. Richie Grant and Tre'mon Morris-Brash had first-quarter defensive touchdowns, Dillon Gabriel led three third-quarter ...

N. Iowa continues winning ways with 88-80 win over Marshall

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — AJ Green scored 24 points and Trae Berhow scored 23 with 11 rebounds and Northern Iowa won its fifth straight beating Marshall 88-80 on Sunday. Berhow tied a career-high rebound total for the fifth time. Spencer Haldeman added 13 points, Isaiah Brown 12 and Justin ...

No. 22 West Virginia women blow big lead, edge Orange 71-69

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Tynice Martin scored 24 points, Kysre Gondrezick added 23 and No. 22 West Virginia held on to defeat Syracuse 71-69 on Sunday after blowing a 20-point first-half lead. Madisen Smith added 10 points for the Mountaineers (9-1), who went 2-0 in the Florida Sunshine ...

Steelers seek playoff berth vs Ravens, who own No. 1 seed

By The Associated Press undefined PITTSBURGH (8-7) at BALTIMORE (13-2) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS. OPENING LINE --- Steelers by 2 RECORD VS. SPREAD--- Steelers 7-6-2, Ravens 9-5-1 SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 28-23 LAST MEETING — Ravens beat Steelers 26-23, OT, Oct. 6 LAST WEEK — ...

Tshiebwe leads No. 25 West Virginia past Youngstown St 72-64

By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia's Oscar Tshiebwe and Derek Culver had a happy homecoming. Tshiebwe scored 19 points and Derek Culver added 15 as No. 25 West Virginia overcame scrappy Youngstown State for a 75-64 victory Saturday. West Virginia (10-1) ...

Rust scores OT winner, leads Penguins past Blue Jackets 1-0

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins, already without captain Sidney Crosby, learned early Thursday they would be without star forward Evgeni Malkin against the Columbus Blue Jackets. No problem. The injury-riddled Penguins pressed on for another ...

Matthews, Tshiebwe get double-doubles, WVU beats Austin Peay

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Emmitt Matthews Jr. isn't the biggest player on the court and West Virginia coach Bob Huggins will be the first to point that out. But the 6-foot-7 sophomore knows how to find the basket. "Guys like him are much better with ...

West scores 18 to lift Marshall over Bluefield State 86-50

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrod West registered 18 points as Marshall snapped a three-game losing streak, easily beating Division II Bluefield State 86-50 on Wednesday night. Mikel Beyers had 13 points for Marshall (3-6). Goran Miladinovic added 10 points. Marquez Cooper had 13 points for ...

Marshall RB Knox named C-USA MVP by league coaches

The Associated Press undefined Marshall sophomore running back Brenden Knox has been named Conference USA's most valuable player, as voted on by the league's 14 coaches. First-year Western Kentucky coach Tyson Helton has been selected by his peers as the league's top coach after leading the ...

Marshall faces Central Florida in Tampa’s Gasparilla Bowl

By The Associated Press Central Florida (9-3, AAC) vs. Marshall (8-4,Conference USA), Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN. LOCATION: Tampa, Florida TOP PLAYERS: UCF: QB Dillon Gabriel threw for 3,393 yards and 27 touchdowns. The freshman from Hawaii averaged 283 passing yards per game. Marshall: ...

Rookie QB Hodges to make 2nd straight start for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's still officially Duck season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that quarterback Devlin "Duck" Hodges will make his second straight start on Sunday when the Steelers (7-5) visit the Arizona Cardinals (3-8-1). Tomlin named Hodges the ...

Net gains: NHL’s load management is top goalies playing less

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Marc-Andre Fleury plays when he's told. How much he plays has changed. A decade ago, Fleury started 61 out of 82 games before backstopping Pittsburgh to the Stanley Cup. He started 58 and 34 times on the Penguins' 2016 and 2017 Cup runs splitting time with ...

Duck’s Dynasty? Backup Hodges leads Steelers by Browns 20-13

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — No fighting. No helmet swinging. Barely any trash talking. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns kept things civil in their highly anticipated rematch, which ended the way they always seem to end at Heinz Field: the Steelers walking ...

Culver’s double-double helps WVU beat Rhode Island 86-81

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Derek Culver scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead West Virginia to an 86-81 victory over Rhode Island on Sunday. Jermaine Haley added 18 points, Emmitt Matthews Jr. scored 14 and Oscar Tshiebwe had 11 ...

No. 23 West Virginia women beat New Mexico 73-60 in Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Kysre Gondrezick scored 17 points, freshman Esmery Martinez had a season-best 15 and No. 23 West Virginia beat New Mexico 73-60 on Friday in the Cancun Challenge. Rochelle Norris added 10 points for the Mountaineers (5-1), who rebounded from an 82-75 loss to Creighton ...

Agnew scores 34, Creighton women upset No. 23 West Virginia

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Jaylyn Agnew scored a career-high 34 points with six 3-pointers, Tatum Rembao had 19 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists, and Creighton beat No. 23 West Virginia 82-75 on Thursday in the Cancun Challenge. Agnew scored 23 points in the first half to help Creighton take ...

Glover scores 14, No. 24 Florida beats Marshall 73-67

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ques Glover started his college career as Florida's least heralded freshman. He's quickly becoming the team's most important one. Glover scored 14 points, Keyontae Johnson added 13 and No. 24 Florida rallied from an eight-point halftime ...

West Virginia 20-17 win keeps TCU from getting bowl eligible

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege threw the ball and then took a big hit. When he got up and looked down the field, he saw the official with his hands in the air signaling a touchdown. "I had no idea what happened," Doege ...

Duke, West Virginia, Ohio State headline 2020 Battle 4 Atlantis field

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Duke and West Virginia headline the 2020 field for the Battle 4 Atlantis men's college basketball tournament. The eight-team field was announced Friday on the final day of this year's Thanksgiving-week event at the Atlantis resort. The Blue Devils won the ...