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Brutal Big 12 Tournament could decide NCAA tourney fates

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas Tech spent a good portion of the regular season leading the Big 12 standings, only to watch Kansas rally down the stretch and claim its unprecedented 14th consecutive conference crown. The Red Raiders want another shot at the ...

Carter Named First Team AP All-Big 12

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Basketball Writer A pair of high-scoring guards who also share the ball with their teammates highlight The Associated Press All-Big 12 men's basketball team. Kansas senior Devonte' Graham and Oklahoma freshman sensation Trae Young, the league's top two in both scoring ...

Penguins continue OT dominance in win over Flames

By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Schultz took a pass from Phil Kessel and buried it in the wide-open net 2:36 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday night. Tristan Jarry made several key stops for the Penguins early in the ...

Balanced scoring leads No. 7 Texas past West Virginia

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Texas left West Virginia with no chance an upset this time. Jatarie White scored 11 points to help No. 7 Texas beat West Virginia 68-55 in a Big 12 semifinal on Sunday. Last year, No. 6 seed West Virginia stunned No. 2 seed Texas in the ...

Marshall sweeps series with No. 24 Middle Tennessee

By CHIP CIRILLO, Associated Press MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Apparently, Marshall knows something no one else in Conference USA knows. The Thundering Herd were the only league team to beat No. 24 Middle Tennessee and they did it twice, including Saturday night's 76-67 win. "I think they ...

Desperate Texas tops No. 20 West Virginia 87-79 in OT

By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Their season fading and their big man still on the bench with a sprained toe, the Texas Longhorns were in desperate need of a big win to bolster their NCAA Tournament hopes. They got it Saturday with an 87-79 overtime win over No. 20 ...

West Virginia women beat Oklahoma St. in Big 12 tourney

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Naomi Davenport had 21 points and nine rebounds on Saturday night and Katrina Pardee scored 15 with eight boards and four steals to help West Virginia beat Oklahoma State 69-60 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. No. 6 seed West Virginia (21-10) with play ...

Carter, Miles help No. 20 WVU beat No. 12 Texas Tech 84-74

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Backcourt mates Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr. put on a show in their final home game. Carter scored 21 points, Miles added 18, and No. 20 West Virginia rode a hot start to an 84-74 victory over No. 12 Texas Tech on Monday ...

Baylor routs West Virginia, loses Wallace to knee injury

WACO, Texas (AP) — The full spectrum of emotions was on display for Baylor on Monday night. On one hand, the Lady Bears had every reason to celebrate and did with confetti falling from the sky, a trophy presentation and cutting down the nets after closing out a perfect run through the Big 12 ...

Carter makes history as No. 21 WVU beats Iowa State 85-70

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jevon Carter needed one assist to make history. It turned out to be just one of his milestones on Saturday. Carter scored 24 points as No. 21 West Virginia pulled away for an 85-70 victory over Iowa State. With 15:59 left in the ...