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Wins, losses and ties: Fashion choices important to coaches

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sometimes the toughest coaching decisions aren't zone defense or man-to-man, but double breasted or vest? Fashion can be just as important on the road to the Final Four. Villanova's Jay Wright, West Virginia's Bob Huggins and Virginia ...

No. 23 Iowa State beats No. 11 W Virginia for Big 12 title

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Everybody on the Iowa State bench got a snippet of net from the Big 12 Tournament. Monte Morris got just about the whole thing. It was only fitting the most valuable player in the Big 12 Tournament, the senior guard who kept willing ...

MTSU repeats in C-USA tourney title, 83-72 over Marshall

By JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Giddy Potts and Middle Tennessee both reached the big 3-0 in timely fashion. Potts matched his season high with 30 points to lead Middle Tennessee to win No. 30 and its second straight Conference USA Tournament championship with an ...

St. Joseph beats Williamstown in girls Class A title game

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A year after seeing its record seven-year championship reign end, St. Joseph is back on top of girls Class A again. Dena Jarrells scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half as the fifth-seed Irish beat No. 6 seed Williamstown 64-46 Saturday for the Class A ...

WVU wins 5th straight NCAA rifle championship

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has won its fifth straight NCAA rifle championship. The Mountaineers won the title on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, with a final team score of 4,723. TCU finished second and Murray State took third. West Virginia won its 19th national rifle ...

Huntington beats Buckhannon-Upshur for Class AAA title

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jordyn Dawson had 28 points and 12 rebounds as top-seeded Huntington beat No. 2 Buckhannon-Upshur 72-54 for the girls Class AAA championship Saturday night. She had plenty of help along the way. Mariah Harmon added 19 points and Alexia Sheffield had 14 for ...

Carter leads No. 11 W Virginia past Texas in Big 12 tourney

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — West Virginia's Bob Huggins sure sounds motivated by last year's runner-up finish at the Big 12 Tournament, but don't ask the often-irascible coach whether his players feel the same way. "I don't know, man. You're asking me to know ...

Texas rallies to beat Texas Tech 61-52 in Big 12 opener; WVU next

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart drove home a very simple point to his players in the halftime locker room Wednesday night: If they didn't turn things around in a hurry, their season was over. "When he said that," Texas guard Kerwin Roach Jr. ...

Jayhawks favored at Big 12 tourney, but story lines abound

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas coasted its 13th straight regular-season Big 12 championship in what has become a rite of spring, running roughshod over what is touted as one of the toughest leagues in the country. Things haven't always been so easy in the ...

Kansas suspends star freshman Jackson for Big 12 opener

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas suspended star freshman Josh Jackson for the opening game of the Big 12 Tournament Wednesday after he backed into a parked car and fled the scene, the latest in a string of distracting legal troubles for the top-ranked ...