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RaeQuan Battle scores 24 in West Virginia’s 77-67 win over UCF

Feb. 20, 2024 21:33 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — RaeQuan Battle scored 24 points and West Virginia never trailed in a 77-67 win over UCF on Tuesday night. Jesse Edwards added 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Quinn Slazinski scored 14 for West Virginia (9-17, 4-9 Big 12). The Mountaineers...

West Virginia coal miner's death caused by safety failures, federal report says

Feb. 20, 2024 11:30 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Safety failures at a West Virginia underground coal mine caused the death of a miner last year, federal regulators found. The Mine Safety and Health Administration released its report last week in the drowning death of Christopher Finley, 39, at Twin State...

Major conferences races heating up down the stretch

Feb. 20, 2024 05:47 AM EST

The conference races are coming down the homestretch and while No. 1 South Carolina has basically run away with the SEC, many of the other power five leagues are still up for grabs. The Gamecocks have a three-game lead over LSU with four contests left for Dawn Staley's squad. LSU had...

UCF visits West Virginia after Battle's 25-point game

Feb. 20, 2024 03:58 AM EST

UCF Knights (13-11, 4-8 Big 12) at West Virginia Mountaineers (8-17, 3-9 Big 12) Morgantown, West Virginia; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Knights -3; over/under is 143.5 BOTTOM LINE: West Virginia hosts the UCF Knights after Raequan Battle...

Shead scores 26 as No. 2 Houston beats No. 6 Iowa State 73-65

Feb. 20, 2024 00:56 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Jamal Shead had 26 points, including 20 in the second half, and No. 2 Houston took sole possession of first place in the Big 12 with a 73-65 win over No. 6 Iowa State on Monday night. Emanuel Sharp added 20 points and four steals for the Cougars (23-3, 10-3), who won...

Probe of illegal drugs delivered by drone at West Virginia prison nets 11 arrests

Feb. 19, 2024 20:30 PM EST

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Eleven suspects have been arrested in an investigation into illegal drugs allegedly delivered by drones into a federal prison in southern West Virginia. Another man under investigation who fled officers was later found dead, authorities said. McDowell County...

Virginia bank delays plans to auction land at resort owned by West Virginia governor's family

Feb. 19, 2024 12:11 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Virginia bank says it will delay plans to auction off land at West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s posh resort in an attempt to recover more than $300 million on defaulted business loans by the governor's family. In a filing Friday in Greenbrier County...

UCF visits Battle and West Virginia

Feb. 19, 2024 03:45 AM EST

UCF Knights (13-11, 4-8 Big 12) at West Virginia Mountaineers (8-17, 3-9 Big 12) Morgantown, West Virginia; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: West Virginia faces the UCF Knights after Raequan Battle scored 25 points in West Virginia's 94-81 loss to the Baylor Bears. ...

Ja'Kobe Walter, Jayden Nunn boost No. 12 Baylor over West Virginia 94-81

Feb. 17, 2024 21:37 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Baylor surged ahead early with a strong inside presence, then buried West Virginia with long baskets to win in a tough road venue and keep pace in the tight Big 12 race. Freshman Ja'Kobe Walter scored 23 points to lead six Baylor players in double figures...

Late layup by Jaelyn Glenn lifts No. 7 Kansas State past UCF

Feb. 17, 2024 20:31 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jaelyn Glenn's layup with 2 seconds left lifted No. 7 Kansas State to a 60-58 victory over UCF Saturday afternoon. Glenn caught a three-quarter court pass from Serena Sundell after the Knights had tied it. “We’re finding ways to win,” a...