West Virginia Stuns Baylor to win Big 12 Women’s Tourney – Sports Headlines
Someone forgot to tell West Virginia they were the 6th seed in the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Tournament.
Tynice Martin scored 32 points and West Virginia stunned No. 2 Baylor 77-66 in the championship game Monday night in Oklahoma City. Martin, a sophomore guard, was named the tournament’s most outstanding player as West Virginia knocked off its third top 25 opponent in the tournament, including all three of the top seeds.
– In men’s games, Iona held off Siena 87-86 in overtime on Monday night to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. East Tennessee State beat top-seeded UNC Greensboro 79-74 to win the Southern Conference Tournament championship. UNC-Wilmington won the Colonial Conference title with a 78-69 win over Charleston.
– Kansas, Villanova, UCLA and Gonzaga held onto the top four spots in The Associated Press college basketball poll. The Jayhawks (28-3) are No. 1 for the second week in a row. They received 59 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. Villanova (28-3) was No. 1 on two ballots while UCLA (28-3) got three first-place votes. Gonzaga (30-1) received the other first-place vote. Oregon and North Carolina exchanged places at fifth and sixth while Arizona stayed seventh. Kentucky moved up one place to eighth and was followed by Baylor and Louisville.
The season’s final poll will be released March 13.
– Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and made big plays on both ends in the final 30 seconds as the San Antonio Spurs rallied for a 112-110 victory over the Houston Rockets last night. Leonard outscored James Harden 17-4 in the final quarter of a matchup between two leading MVP candidates as the Spurs won their eighth straight.
– District play continues today in high school softball. The top matchup is 2nd ranked Canyon at Amarillo High. The rest of the schedule has Caprock at Randall, Dumas at Palo Duro and Hereford at Plainview. In non-district contests, River Road hosts Borger and Bushland is at Muleshoe.
– Local soccer teams had to deal with the gusty winds in yesterdays matches but that didn’t stop the Caprock girls from clinching the District 3-5A title with a 5-1 win over Dumas. Amarillo High beat Palo Duro 3-0 to clinch second place in the district and Randall topped Canyon 3-1 to assure itself of the third spot.
In boys matches, Caprock beat Dumas 1-0 and Amarillo High edged Palo Duro 3-2 Monday to set up a showdown on Friday as the Demons and Sandies battle for a district title at Dick Bivins Stadium. Canyon and Randall finished in a 0-0 tie.