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Press Virginia faces future challenge without Carter, Miles

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer Press Virginia may never look the same. Jevon Carter turned defense into a personal mission at West Virginia, and he helped transform the Mountaineers into a team that suffocated opponents and used its stifling defense for scoring opportunities. Carter took ...

Villanova back in Elite 8 as 3s spoil W. Virginia pressure

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Villanova's 3-point party rolled past the intense pressure of West Virginia to bring the Wildcats to the doorstep of another Final Four two seasons after winning a national championship. The top-seeded Wildcats continued their outside feast ...

WVU has short tournament turnaround to get ahead of storm

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer For the second straight year, a major winter storm has scrambled West Virginia's travel plans for the NCAA Tournament. About 20 hours after arriving back on campus from the West Coast, the Mountaineers left Tuesday to begin preparations for Friday's Sweet 16 ...

Nova’s Wright, 76ers’ Brown formed friendship in West Bank

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The bond that connects Jay Wright and Brett Brown was forged in the Holy Land, where the Philadelphia-area coaches taught basketball on floors lined with rubble, bent rims and no nets. The setting was far removed from anything that ...

Winter storm forces altered travel plans for NCAA Tournament

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A winter storm expected to hit the Northeast is forcing at least one college basketball team to alter its travel plans for the third round of the NCAA Tournament. West Virginia's athletic department announced Monday night the Mountaineers will leave a day early for ...

West Virginia F D’Angelo Hunter transferring

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia says reserve forward D'Angelo Hunter is transferring. Coach Bob Huggins announced in a news release Monday that the junior has been granted his release from the program. Hunter averaged 1.5 points and less than one rebound in 17 games this season. He ...

NCAA Sweet 16 has unexpected field after favorites ousted

By AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After little went according to plan in the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, the bracket has a wildly different look for the Sweet 16 than many expected. Out: Two 1-seeds (Virginia and Xavier) and a pair of 2-seeds (North ...

West Virginia gets better of in-state rival Marshall 94-71

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two in-state foes being forced back together on the court by the NCAA Tournament thousands of miles from home became a one-sided celebration for West Virginia. Jevon Carter was the one leading the way. Carter scored 28 points, Lamont West ...

West Virginia and Marshall forced back together in NCAAs

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hide the couches and cue up some John Denver. More than 2,000 miles away from home, way out on the West Coast with few familiar faces around, West Virginia and Marshall will be forced back together on the basketball court. The venue is the ...

Jevon Carter leads West Virginia past Murray State 85-68

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — This long into their time together at West Virginia, Bob Huggins is only surprised when Jevon Carter has a bad game. What Carter did on Friday in the first-round of the East Region against Murray State is simply what Huggins expects. "I would ...