ShareThis Page

College basketball notebook: WVU's Staten, Iowa State's Kane named 1st-team all-Big 12

| Sunday, March 9, 2014, 8:36 p.m.
Iowa State guard DeAndre Kane lets out a yell after securing a rebound and being fouled with less than 2 seconds remaining in overtime against Oklahoma State on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Kane, a Schenley graduate, was a first-team All-Big 12 selection.

Junior guard Juwan Staten of West Virginia and Schenley product DeAndre Kane, a senior guard at Iowa State, earned All-Big 12 first-team honors Sunday by the league's coaches.

Staten, who averaged 18.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game, also was named to the Big 12 all-defensive team. Kane, a Marshall transfer who averaged 17.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists, was named the league's newcomer of the year.

Iowa State senior forward Melvin Ejim was selected as the Big 12 Player of the Year. He was second in the league with averages of 18.2 points and 8.6 rebounds a game.

A pair of Kansas freshmen earned individual awards, with Andrew Wiggins voted the top freshman and 7-foot Joel Embiid the defensive player of the year. Texas' Rick Barnes is coach of the year.

Joining Ejim, Kane, Staten and Wiggins on the All-Big 12 first team is Oklahoma State sophomore guard Marcus Smart.

West Virginia sophomore guard Eron Harris was named all-Big 12 honorable mention.

WVU, Duquesne learn foes

Duquesne and West Virginia will open postseason play Thursday.

Duquesne (13-16), the No. 10 seed, will play No. 7 Richmond (18-13) at 6:30 p.m. in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The winner will meet No. 2-seeded VCU in the quarterfinals.

Sixth-seeded West Virginia (17-14) will play No. 3-seed Texas (22-9) at 9:30 p.m. in the Big 12 quarterfinals at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

The winner will play either Oklahoma, Baylor or TCU in the semifinals.

The Mountaineers are coming off a 92-86 win over No. 8 Kansas.

Area teams qualify for NCAA Division II Tournament

The NCAA Division II Tournament released its brackets late Sunday, and several area teams qualified.

The IUP and Gannon men received at-large bids. IUP (23-4) meets West Chester (20-9) at noon Saturday at Atlantic Region host East Stroudsburg, and Gannon (19-9) faces Charleston (19-9) at 8:30 p.m.

The PSAC champion Edinboro women received an automatic bid, and Gannon was awarded an at-large bid.

Gannon (27-3) faces Shaw (21-8) at noon Friday at Atlantic Region host Glenville State, followed by Edinboro (24-5) against Charleston (21-8) at 2:30 p.m.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.