DENVER (AP) - Ryan Miller stopped 26 shots, and David Backes broke up a scoreless game in the second period, helping the St. Louis Blues win at the surging Colorado Avalanche 2-1 yesterday. Patrik Berglund added a pivotal insurance goal early in the third period as the Blues won their fourth straight.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cleanthony Early scored 20 points with three 3-pointers and a pair of dunks, and Number 2 Wichita State improved to 33-0 in a 67-42 rout over Missouri State in the Missouri Valley Conference semifinals yesterday. Tekele Cotton also made three 3-pointers for the top-seeded Shockers in St. Louis.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Kenny Chery had 10 of Baylor's 17 consecutive made free throws down the stretch, leading the Bears to a 76-74 victory over Kansas State yesterday. Kansas State had the ball with three-tenths of a second left, but Will Spradling's full-court inbound pass was picked off, allowing time to run out in Manhattan.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Eron Harris scored 28 points, Juwan Staten added 24 and West Virginia withstood 41 points by freshman Andrew Wiggins and a furious comeback by 8th ranked Kansas to upset the Jayhawks 92-86 in their Big 12 regular-season finale. Perry Ellis added 14 points for Kansas, which clinched its 10th straight regular-season title a week ago and had little riding on this game in Morgantown.
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