MORGANTOWN — With former West Virginia star Jevon Carter sitting courtside on his personal NBA All-Star break, the WVU women’s basketball team picked up a win that should impress an even more important set of eyes. The Mountaineers jumped out quickly, then pushed back a late TCU rally to lock down a 79-65 win. West Virginia (18-6, 9-4 Big 12) remained tied with Iowa State for third place in the Big 12, but the win held even more value in the big picture. TCU (18-7, 8-6) entered the game ranked No. 35 in the Ratings Percentage Index, while West Virginia was 63rd — a dangerously low position for a team trying to earn an at-large berth into the NCAA tournament. “We need to get our RPI down, so a top-50 win really helps us,” said Mountaineers coach Mike Carey. Naomi Davenport recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Tynice Martin scored a game-high 21 points, making 6-of-10 from 3-point range. Freshman point guard … [Read more...] about Tynice Martin scores 21 as West Virginia gets big win over TCU, 79-65
Tom Kreager Nashville Tennessean Published 3:01 PM EST Feb 17, 2019 The TSSAA individual wrestling state championships were held Thursday-Saturday in Franklin. Here are the individual state champions. Class AAA 106 pounds: Trae McDaniel, Cleveland, def. Chris Calvin, McGavock, 12-4 113 pounds: Jackson Bradford, Cleveland, def. Thomas Borders, Wilson Central, 7-5 120 pounds: Michael Cannon, Arlington, def. Andrew Artilles, Collierville, 15-0. 126 pounds: Brayden Palmer, Beech, def. Braxton Mann, Science Hill, pin (1:55) 132 pounds: Christian Isbell, Clarksville, def. Luke Kerns, Arlington, 6-4 138 pounds: Dillon Pendley, Tennessee, def. Cameron Henderson, Smyrna, 7-3. 145 pounds: Grant Lundy, Cleveland, def. Alex Pergande, Wilson Central, 5-1 152 pounds: Austin Sweeney, Cleveland, def. Jeremiah Herron, Beech, 5-2 160 pounds: Dominic Fields, Tennessee, def. Josh Pietarila, Hardin Valley, 5-1 170 pounds: Chase Diehl, Science Hill, def. Landon Fowler, Blackman, 3-1 182 … [Read more...] about High school wrestling: TSSAA individual state champions
Sports The Daytona 500 officially kicked off Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida at 2:30 ET on Fox. As the leaders went into the pit, Ryan Blaney (12) is currently in the leading spot; however, former leader Matt DiBenedetto (95) is looking to creep up to the leading spot after getting a new set of tires. Stage 2 is coming to a close with 4 laps to go. Kyle Busch (18) finished Stage 1 at the top spot, currently in second place, and is looking for his first Daytona 500 title. Matt DiBenedetto, driver of the #95 Procore Toyota, is introduced during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Getty Contact was made between Casey Mears and Parker Kligerman, causing a caution flag around 4:45 p.m. ET. CAUTION: @CJMearsGang and @pkligerman are involved.#DAYTONA500 | @DISupdates pic.twitter.com/FQ4nwZ84xl— NASCAR … [Read more...] about Daytona 500: Who Is In the Lead of the Annual NASCAR Race?
U.S. Donald Trump Border Wall Republican Senator Lindsey Graham thinks that President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico will be “better” for middle school children in Kentucky than a new school building. Graham, who represents South Carolina, appeared Sunday on CBS News’ Face the Nation to discuss Trump national emergency declaration regarding the southern border of the United States with Mexico. The senator has voiced his support for the controversial decision, which many analysts and critics have slammed as a challenge to the Constitution. Trump’s announcement on Friday came as a last ditch effort to fulfill his campaign promise and construct his promised wall along the border, after Congress refused to allocate the required funds. Face the Nation host Marg Brennan confronted Graham about his support for the declaration. She pointed out that the move could reallocate military constructions funds intended for “construction of a middle school … [Read more...] about Trump’s Border Wall Will Be ‘Better’ for Kentucky Middle School Students Than a New School Building, GOP Senator Graham Says
World Mike Pence Vice President Mike Pence received the silent treatment instead of applause while addressing European audiences a couple times last week. Conversely, former Vice President Joe Biden received loud applause from an audience in Germany on Saturday. MSNBC host Joy Reid pointed to the obvious contrast in the two American leaders’ receptions on Sunday. First, Reid play a clip of Biden speaking in Germany on Saturday at the Munich Security Conference. “As my mother would say, this too shall pass,” Biden said, in reference to the divisive policies of the administration of President Donald Trump. “We will be back. We will be back,” he said, leading to loud clapping from the audience, some of who stood to their feet. Raising his voice to be heard over the applause, Biden added: “Don’t have any doubt about that.” Former Vice President Joseph Biden gives his speech during the Munich Security Conference on February 16 in … [Read more...] about MSNBC Host Contrasts Joe Biden’s Loud Applause in Europe to Mike Pence’s ‘Sad’ Silent Treatment