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Frederic’s third-period goal carries Bruins past Penguins

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trent Frederic scored the lone goal of the third period and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Tuesday night. Frederic gave the Bruins the lead for good at 7:07 of the third. He beat goaltender Casey DeSmith with a wrist ...

Malkin records 1,100th NHL point, leads Pens to win

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored on a power play for his 1,100th career point and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Monday night. Malkin is the third Russian-born player to reach 1,100 points in the NHL, joining Alex Ovechkin and ...

K-State forward Gordon transferring after ‘health issues’

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State forward Antonio Gordon has been released from his scholarship and will transfer for his junior season. The 6-foot-9 forward from Lawton, Oklahoma, started 21 games and appeared in 27 more during his first two seasons with the Wildcats. The former ...

Baylor beats West Virginia 76-50 for Big 12 crown

By AVERY OSEN Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Queen Egbo scored 18 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Baylor beat West Virginia 76-50 to win the Big 12 Tournament on Sunday. It is the ninth Big 12 Championship in the last 10 tournaments for top-seeded Baylor (25-2). Dijonai ...

Illinois gets No. 1 seed in Midwest after Big Ten title; WVU gets 3 seed

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer Illinois was still cutting down the nets in Indianapolis after a thrilling overtime victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament title game when the bracket was revealed for the NCAA Tournament. The Illini will attempt to cut down another set of nets ...

‘A bad break’: Kansas out of Big 12 tourney due to COVID-19

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — No. 11 Kansas withdrew from the Big 12 Tournament on Friday after a positive COVID-19 test within the men's basketball program, becoming the third major team to have its conference postseason end because of the coronavirus. The ...

No. 12 Okla St beats No. 10 West Virginia, 72-69 in Big 12s

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Avery Johnson III hit the go-ahead bucket for Oklahoma State with less than a minute to go, and Sean McNeil's tying 3-pointer came a split-second after the final buzzer, allowing the No. 12 Cowboys to escape with a 72-69 win over ...

Big 12 tourney set with 7 of 10 teams in latest Top 25 poll By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Beard played college basketball in Texas, worked for a spell at his alma mater, then spent most of his coaching career at small schools across the state before ...

Baylor’s NaLyssa Smith tabbed Big 12 women’s player of year

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baylor junior NaLyssa Smith has been named the Big 12 women's basketball player of the year after leading the No. 6 Lady Bears in scoring and rebounding as they won their 11th regular-season conference title in a row. Lady Bears guard DiJonia Carrington, a graduate ...

Without Cunningham, No. 17 Oklahoma State beats No. 6 WVU

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Minus star freshman Cade Cunningham, No. 17 Oklahoma State still found some welcome momentum going into the postseason. Sophomore Avery Anderson III scored a career-high 31 points and the Cowboys, with Cunningham sitting out the ...