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Culver’s double-double leads WVU over Lehigh 78-68

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Derek Culver came off the bench to score 11 points and grab 11 rebounds for his first career double-double and West Virginia beat Lehigh 69-59 on Sunday. In only his second game in a Mountaineers uniform, Culver's pair of layups late ...

All eyes on Dungey, as Syracuse faces off with West Virginia

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to tell that West Virginia has plenty of respect for Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey, since at least one of the Mountaineers compared him to Will Grier. And that's high praise. There is one distinct difference, of course: ...

Kansas once more favored to win 15th straight Big 12 title

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There have been plenty of times over the past 14 years that Kansas was supposed to have a tough test in the Big 12, only for the Jayhawks to emerge on top when March rolled around. The year Texas had Kevin Durant, or Oklahoma boasted ...

Steelers hope for a win (and some luck) vs. Bengals

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is modifying his jersey, using a marker to add an "s" to the end of his last name. Safety Sean Davis is mulling a present or two to Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield, promising to send the ...

Harris’ leads WVU past Jacksonville St. in 74-72 win

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Wesley Harris scored a career-high 20 points and had eight rebounds to lead West Virginia over Jacksonville State 74-72 on Saturday. Despite a sloppy shooting performance in the first half (13 of 34), the Mountaineers (7-4) got out to ...

Texas A&M uses balanced attack to thump Marshall 92-68

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The holidays are a time for sharing - and Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy is loving what he's witnessing from his players on that front. "I like to see it when we have five, almost six guys in double figures," Kennedy said. "That means we're sharing the ball, ...

West Virginia shores up secondary with 5 DBs signed

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has shored up its secondary by signing five defensive backs. The Mountaineers landed 16 players Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA's early signing period. Osita Smith, a 6-foot-2 safety, is from Wilde Lake High School in Bowie, Maryland, and 6-2 ...

Lillard scores 24, Blazers down the Grizzlies 99-92

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers' bench is proving to be difficult to stop when all five players come together. Portland's reserves were key in the team's 99-92 victory over the Grizzlies on Wednesday night, outscoring the Memphis bench ...

Penguins end Capitals’ five-game win streak with 2-1 victory

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The calendar said December. The intensity felt like late spring. The third meeting this season between longtime rivals Pittsburgh and Washington featured tight checking, strong goaltending and more than a few punches. The Penguins won ...

URI tops West Virginia 83-70 in Hall of Fame Showcase

BY PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Rhode Island broke West Virginia's press and broke down the Mountaineer defense in the second half of their game at the Hall of Fame Showcase. The Rams' Jeff Dowtin and Fatts Russell each scored 18 points as Rhode Island pulled ...