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West Virginia Sports

Big 12 bubble teams have chance to help resume this weekend

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND There are two intriguing games in the Big 12 on Saturday that feature teams that are likely locks for the NCAA Tournament against teams that have some work to do. The first ...

No. 2 Baylor women clinch share of 10th straight B12 title

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Baylor is accustomed to Big 12 regular season women's championships. For Te'a Cooper, it's her first. Cooper scored 17 points and No. 2 Baylor clinched a share of its 10th consecutive league regular-season title with a 64-39 victory ...

Huggins ties Smith at 879 as No. 17 WVU beats Oklahoma State

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had a better time being around North Carolina great Dean Smith than talking about tying him on the career wins list. The 17th-ranked Mountaineers took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma ...

Dontae Wright hired as outside LB coach at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Dontae Wright has been hired as outside linebackers coach at West Virginia. West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced Wright's hiring Tuesday. Wright spent the past two seasons as safeties coach at Western Michigan. Among his other coaching stops were at Tennessee ...

Charleston to host part of national basketball tournament

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's capital city is set to host a leg of the annual The Basketball Tournament this summer. The tournament's regional locations were announced Tuesday with games scheduled in the Charleston Coliseum July 24-26. The single-elimination tournament pits ...

Moretti, Texas Tech top K-State 69-62, stay in 3rd in Big 12

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti flinched as a pass the Texas Tech guard wasn't expecting glanced off his back and bounced toward Kansas State's Cartier Diarra. When Diarra tried to get too fancy with the ensuing breakaway dunk and clanged a windmill attempt off the rim, Moretti made the ...

No. 3 Kansas scores final 9 points, beats No. 14 WVU 58-49

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kansas caught West Virginia in a rare late lapse at home. Devon Dotson scored 11 of his 15 points after halftime, Isaiah Moss had seven of his 13 points during a second-half burst and the third-ranked Jayhawks finished the game with a ...

West Virginia backup QB Trey Lowe plans to transfer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia backup quarterback Trey Lowe said he plans to play elsewhere as a graduate transfer this fall. Lowe announced his intentions Thursday on Twitter. Lowe, who saw limited action in six games last fall, said he will graduate from West Virginia this ...

Bobby Bowden to speak at Marshall awards dinner

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden will speak at an awards dinner at Marshall University this spring. Marshall announced Tuesday that Bowden will attend the dinner that recognizes donors and honors student-athletes. It will be held April 24 at the Mountain Health Arena ...

West, Beyers lead Marshall past Louisiana Tech 83-79 in OT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrod West totaled 25 points and seven assists and Mikel Beyers came off the bench to score a career-high 24 as Marshall held off Louisiana Tech 83-79 in overtime on Saturday. West sank 9 of 15 shots from the floor with four 3-pointers for the Thundering Herd ...