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Baylor forward Tristan Clark (25) is guarded by Iowa State forward George Conditt IV (4) during the second half half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

Baylor tries to keep rolling in Big 12 play -- men and women

Jan. 17, 2020 4:07 PM EST

The Big 12 continues conference play with second-ranked Baylor trying to protect a perfect conference record when the Bears (14-1, 4-0) head to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Here's what else is going on in the league: GAME OF THE WEEKEND While the Cowboys try to spring the upset — which is certainly possible...

Texas Tech forward TJ Holyfield (22) goes to shoot as he is defended by West Virginia forwards Oscar Tshiebwe (34) and Derek Culver (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

Culver, Tshiebwe help No. 12 WVU's half-court defense thrive

Jan. 16, 2020 3:52 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 12 West Virginia’s opponents don't have to dribble the ball past midcourt to the point of exhaustion anymore. But it comes at a cost. In abandoning a suffocating full-court pressure defense from past seasons, the Mountaineers have doubled down on an even-greater...

Trial date set for woman in false abduction case

Jan. 16, 2020 11:07 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a West Virginia woman charged with making up a story about an Egyptian man trying to kidnap her child in a shopping mall. Santana Renee Adams’ trial on a charge of falsely reporting an emergency incident is set for April 6, according to a...

Roberston scores 31, Oklahoma women top No. 17 West Virginia

Jan. 15, 2020 9:30 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Taylor Roberston made eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points to help Oklahoma beat No. 17 West Virginia 73-49 on Wednesday night. Robertson, who is the national leader in made 3s with 86, extended her program record to eight straight games with at least 20 points. Madi...

In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, Don Blankenship listens to arguments in the West Virginia Supreme Court n Charleston, W.Va. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, a federal judge in West Virginia refused to toss the misdemeanor conviction of former coal CEO Don Blankenship for conspiring to violate mine safety laws. (Chris Dorst/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)

Judge refuses to toss ex-coal CEO Blankenship's conviction

Jan. 15, 2020 6:38 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge in West Virginia on Wednesday refused to toss the misdemeanor conviction of former coal CEO Don Blankenship for conspiring to violate mine safety laws. U.S. District Judge Irene Berger in Beckley rejected a recommendation from a federal magistrate judge. Berger...

West Virginia forward Derek Culver (1) shoots as TCU guards Desmond Bane (1) and PJ Fuller (4) and TCU center Kevin Samuel (21) defend during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

Culver scores 17, No. 12 West Virginia stomps TCU 81-49

Jan. 15, 2020 12:35 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's improving bench scoring is starting to give Big 12 opponents fits. No. 12 West Virginia got a huge lift from its reserves on the offensive end and the Mountaineers stomped TCU 81-49 on Tuesday night. “Honestly, that's why we recruited them,” said...

Butler guard Kamar Baldwin (3) drives against Providence guard David Duke (3) and forward Kalif Young, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Big East a beast again with four teams showcased in Top 25

Jan. 14, 2020 1:40 AM EST

It has been a long time since the Big East commanded the spotlight like it does in college basketball these days. In fact, you probably have to go back about seven years to the days before conference realignment, when Bob Huggins was stalking the sidelines at West Virginia, Rick Pitino was leading Louisville, and...

No. 19 West Virginia women turn back Texas 68-65

Jan. 12, 2020 5:49 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Tynice Martin scored 23 points, Kysre Gondrezick added 21 to rally No. 19 West Virginia to a 68-63 win over Texas on Sunday, running the Mountaineers' winning streak to nine. Martin and Gondrezick combined to score 20 of 21 West Virginia points in the fourth quarter with...

West Virginia guard Miles McBride (4) drives upcourt as he is defended by Texas Tech guard Chris Clarke (44) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

McBride leads No. 17 West Virginia over No. 22 Texas Tech

Jan. 11, 2020 10:02 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Miles McBride took over when the shots weren’t falling for West Virginia. McBride scored a season-high 22 points, fellow freshman Oscar Tshiebwe added 17 rebounds and No. 17 West Virginia beat 22nd-ranked Texas Tech 66-54 on Saturday night. It marked the second time in two...

TCU, picked last in Big 12, tops Okla St 52-40 for 3-0 start

Jan. 11, 2020 5:31 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane was well aware TCU was picked to finish last by Big 12 coaches in a preseason poll. After the Horned Frogs topped Oklahoma State 52-40 Saturday, their first game against a ranked team this season is coming next, followed by plenty of other tests in the difficult...