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Burks scores 36, Marshall overtakes Rice 93-80

HOUSTON (AP) — C.J. Burks scored a career-high 36 points with six 3-pointers, Jon Elmore added 28 points, six assists and seven rebounds and Marshall defeated Rice 93-80 Thursday night. Marshall (18-8, 9-4 Conference USA) led 42-40 at halftime after Rice closed on a 17-7 run. The Owls took a ...

Strong bench scoring helps No. 20 WVU beat TCU 82-66

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Teddy Allen emerged from a scoring slump and gave No. 20 West Virginia hope that it still has some fight left in the Big 12 race. The 6-foot-5 freshman came off the bench to score 16 points and lead the Mountaineers to an 82-66 victory ...

Oklahoma State tops struggling No. 19 West Virginia 88-85

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Road games against ranked teams don't seem to be much of a problem for coach Mike Boynton Jr and his Cowboys. Kendall Smith and Cameron McGriff each scored 20 points and Oklahoma State beat another ranked team on the road, topping No. ...

Elmore, Penava lead Marshall past Florida Atlantic 79-68

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore tallied 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Ajdin Penava notched his 12th double-double of the season to guide Marshall to a 79-68 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night. Elmore buried four 3-pointers as the Thundering Herd (17-8, 8-4 ...

Texas lined up as Big 12’s top class with defensive adds

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer Things lined up nicely for coach Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns to have one of the top signing classes in the nation, not just the best in the Big 12 Conference. After a winning record on the field in Herman's first season, the Longhorns also made ...

West Virginia survives Young’s 32 points to beat Oklahoma

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Finally, West Virginia looked like a Bob Huggins-coached team. Lamont West scored 17 points, and the 19th-ranked Mountaineers survived a 32-point night from Oklahoma's Trae Young to escape with a 75-73 win over the 17th-ranked Sooners on ...

White, No. 6 Texas women beat West Virginia 73-55

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Once Jatarie White hit the floor, it was smooth sailing for Texas. White had 18 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season to lead No. 6 Texas over West Virginia 73-55 on Monday night. The Longhorns (19-4, 10-2 ...

Konate, No. 15 West Virginia end skid, top K-State 89-51

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Even with several players recuperating from the flu bug, West Virginia's defense can still frustrate the tar out of opponents. One game after allowing the most points in a Big 12 game since joining the league in 2012, No. 15 West ...

Iowa State rolls past No. 15 West Virginia 93-77

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — West Virginia's losing skid keeps getting bigger, and coach Bob Huggins isn't quite sure what to do about it. Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, Lindell Wigginton added 22 and Iowa State, on the strength of 62 percent shooting, rolled past ...

Wallace, No. 3 Baylor women rally past West Virginia 83-72

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Once Kalani Brown and Baylor got busy on the boards, they were fine. Brown put up her third straight double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, Kristy Wallace scored 25 points and third-ranked Baylor rallied in the second half to ...