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WVU’s Carter declares for NBA draft

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Big 12 defensive player of the year Jevon Carter of West Virginia has declared for the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent. West Virginia announced Carter’s intentions Monday. The guard has until May 24 to decide whether to remain in the draft or withdraw and ...

The Mountaineers’ defensive squad outplayed the offense during this year’s Gold-Blue Game in Morgantown.

Defensive squad dominates the 2017 Gold-Blue Game

MORGANTOWN — With the exception of two long plays that resulted in touchdowns, the West Virginia defense controlled this year’s Gold-Blue Game played before mostly overcast skies and warm temperatures at Milan Puskar Stadium. The defense was awarded 44 points based turnovers, negative ...

WVU’s future looks bright

SAN JOSE, Calif. — So, for the second time since 2015, West Virginia’s postseason run ends in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. Three seasons ago, in Cleveland, Ohio, the Mountaineers were unceremoniously dumped from the tournament by a vastly superior Kentucky team that was better than West ...

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WVU falls on missed last-second shot

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jevon Carter fired up two potential tying 3-pointers only to see them go off-target and Gonzaga didn’t allow West Virginia to get off a third. A defensive stop was a fitting way for this offensively challenged Sweet 16 matchup to end. Jordan Mathews hit the ...

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WVU will look to its backcourt veterans against Gonzaga

MORGANTOWN — As you listen to the analysts, experts and knowledgeable people break down the NCAA Tournament, you frequently hear them talk about the value of having older, experienced backcourts. Yes, college basketball is a guard-oriented game these days and basically has been that way ...

West Virginia senior guard Jevon Carter poured in 21 points Thursday.

Carter leads No. 11 WVU past Texas in Big 12 tournament

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 what they’re ...

Baylor topples No. 10 WVU

WACO, Texas (AP) — Ishmail Wainright is the lone senior for 11th-ranked Baylor, and was recognized with a video tribute after his final home game. This also likely was the Ferrell Center finale for Johnathan Motley, a standout junior and potential NBA lottery pick who delivered quite a ...

WVU hosts Texas Tech

MORGANTOWN — Do you remember when you were first learning how to ride a bicycle and you fell off and then you got back on? Well, West Virginia fell off its bicycle Monday night in Kansas and now it must hop back on and get ready for an outstanding Texas Tech team in the WVU Coliseum this ...

WVU Mountaineers to take on Sooners in Oklahoma tonight

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia travels to Norman, Oklahoma, for tonight’s game against the Sooners seeking a first-ever victory at the Lloyd Noble Center. The Mountaineers are 0-4 there since joining the Big 12 in 2012, losing by two last year, by 19 in 2015, by 10 in 2014 and by 13 in ...

WVU coach Bob Huggins disagrees with a call during a recent game in Morgantown.

No. 7 Mountaineers overwhelm Iowa State, 85-72, on the road

AMES, Iowa (AP) — West Virginia and Iowa State entered Tuesday night’s game tied for third place in the Big 12. But the Mountaineers are trending upward — and the Cyclones looked like they might be in trouble. Nathan Adrian scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. ...

No. 18 Mountaineers taking on Texas A&M at home today

MORGANTOWN — The shadows on the WVU Coliseum floor could be a little more pronounced today when West Virginia takes on Texas A&M at noon, televised by ESPN. That’s because the Aggies are big — or as President Trump is fond of saying, “yuge!’ A&M’s starting five ...

WVU filling holes on team

ORLANDO, Fla. —  With National Letter of Intent Signing Day slated for Feb. 1, West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff has been busy since the Mountaineers’ 31-14 loss in the Russell Athletic Bowl in December looking to fill the holes left by a senior ...

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Huggins uses coal mines to inspire players

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Born in Morgantown and reared in the small Tuscarawas County town of Midvale, Ohio, Bob Huggins doesn’t quite understand why some seem so puzzled at coal miners choosing such a potentially dangerous occupation. “I grew up in a coal-mining town,” Huggins said during ...

Slumping WVU to meet No. 2 Kansas

(AP) — West Virginia’s breakneck pressure defense is starting to wear down the Mountaineers, too. West Virginia has gotten sloppy both defending the basket and holding onto the ball, and opposing offenses are figuring out ways to get through the press. The Mountaineers lost twice last ...

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WVU’s Huggins not happy with players’ efforts in loss

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has made it clear he wasn’t happy about the ease with which Oklahoma was allowed to score the winning basket Wednesday night. Jordan Woodard’s driving layup with 2.5 seconds left in overtime gave Oklahoma an 89-87 come-from-behind victory ...

WVU falls in OT

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Kristian Doolittle scored six of his 12 points in overtime and Jordan Woodard’s layup with 2.2 seconds left lifted Oklahoma to an 89-87 victory over No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday night. Woodard scored 18 of   his 20 points after halftime in his second start since ...

WVU women win at Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Tynice Martin scored 21 points and No. 24 West Virginia beat Kansas 62-51 on Wednesday night. Martin was only 5-of-20 shooting, though made 9 of 12 free throws. Lanay Montgomery added 15 points and 13 rebounds for her eighth double-double this season and Teana Muldrow ...

Jevon Carter hits two of his 15 points in the second half of WVU’s 74-72 victory over Texas in Austin.

WVU climbs to No. 7 in Associated Press Top 25 poll

(AP) — Villanova returned to No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll Monday, leapfrogging Kansas after a week out of the top spot. The Wildcats (17-1), who fell to third last week after five weeks as No. 1, moved back on top following No. 1 Baylor’s loss in its only week ...

WVU takes momentum into Texas game today

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia is confronting a young and inexperienced Texas Longhorn basketball team that is now without its top scorer when the 10th-ranked Mountaineers travel to Austin this afternoon for a Big 12 men’s basketball game at the Erwin Center. Second-year Texas coach Shaka ...

No. 18 WVU women upset at Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Recee’ Caldwell scored 21 points and Texas Tech had a 17-point lead erased in the fourth quarter but recovered with a 10-2 run to close out a 75-66 upset win over No. 18 West Virginia on Wednesday night. Ivonne Cook-Taylor added 17 points and Arella Guirantes scored ...