MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 13 West Virginia breezed to a 76-61 victory over Iowa State. Chase Harler added 14 points, Emmitt Matthews Jr. and Derek Culver scored 12 points apiece and Jermaine Haley had 11 points for the Mountaineers. West Virginia never trailed. Five minutes into the game the Mountaineers built a lead that didn't fall below double digits again. Rasir Bolton scored 18 points for the Cyclones and Tyrese Haliburton added 12 points. Iowa State fell to 0-7 on the road.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Isaac Likekele had 15 points and 11 assists for his first career double-double to help lead Oklahoma State to its first Big 12 victory of the season, 72-57 over TCU. Thomas Dziagwa and Yor Anei each scored 14 points for the Cowboy. R.J. Nembhard had 16 points and six rebounds, while Desmond Bane added 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists for TCU, which has lost four in a row and six of its last seven.
UNDATED (AP) — Big 12 champion Oklahoma added a pair of four-star defenders and Baylor signed a two-sport player. Big 12 teams were like most Power Five schools in filling most of their classes during the early signing period about seven weeks ago. But there were still a few spots to fill Wednesday on what used to be the football's biggest recruiting day. The Sooners added the standout prep defenders to 21 players signed in December after their fifth Big 12 title in a row. New Baylor coach Dave Aranda added five signees, including quarterback and top shortstop prospect Blake Shapen.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Kansas City Chiefs fans braved sub-freezing wind chills to celebrate the team's first Super Bowl victory in 50 years. If head coach Andy Reid is to be believed, they'll be back for an encore next year. Fans lined the 2-mile parade route on Wednesday to thank their football heroes for bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to Kansas City and ending a Super Bowl drought that began after the Chiefs won Super Bowl IV in 1970. Hours before the parade, police stopped a car driven by an apparently impaired driver who drove through a barricade and along the parade route. The driver and another person were arrested.
UNDATED (AP) — The rich getting richer on signing day in college football in a long-standing tradition. This year's class was especially top-heavy. Six schools signed 22 of the 31 players rated as five-stars by 247 Sports. Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, LSU and Ohio State signed 47 of the top 100 recruits. Georgia landed the top-ranked class with Alabama and Clemson close behind. This the third year the recruiting calendar opened in December. The February signing period is now fairly quiet as most teams simply put the finishing touches on their classes.
UNDATED (AP) — Twelve players and at least three draft picks are part of a four-team trade that was hammered out on the eve of the NBA trade deadline. Two people with the situation say Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is heading to the Atlanta Hawks as part of the complicated trade. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade has not received league approval.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees lefty James Paxton has had back surgery for a herniated disk and is expected to be sidelined until May or June. The Yankees estimated Paxton's approximate timeline to pitch in a major league game as three-to-four months. The injury weakens a Yankees rotation already missing right-hander Domingo Germán, who must serve the final 63 games of an 81-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have defeated Shane Greene in the first salary arbitration case this year. The reliever will be paid $6.25 million instead of his request for $6.75 million. The 31-year-old right-hander was a first-time All-Star last year before finishing the season with a 2.30 ERA, 64 strikeouts and 17 walks over 62 2/3 innings for the Tigers and Atlanta.
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Final (5)Louisville 86 Wake Forest 76
Final (19)Butler 79 (10)Villanova 76
Final (12)Seton Hall 78 Georgetown 71
Final (13)West Virginia 76 Iowa St. 61
Final Purdue 104 (17)Iowa 68
Final Vanderbilt 99 (18)LSU 90
Final Providence 73 (21)Creighton 56
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Final Detroit 116 Phoenix 108
Final Brooklyn 129 Golden State 88
Final Toronto 119 Indiana 118
Final Boston 116 Orlando 100
Final Atlanta 127 Minnesota 120
Final Oklahoma City 109 Cleveland 103
Final Memphis 121 Dallas 107
Final Denver 98 Utah 95
Final L.A. Clippers 128 Miami 111