By Phil Caskey for MSNsportsNET.com
January 12, 2010
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (January 12, 2010) – West Virginia University’s women’s basketball team (15-1, 3-0) moved up four spots to No. 13 in the latest ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Top 25 poll, released today, receiving 363 points.
It is the highest-ranked the Mountaineers have been in the Coaches’ poll since reaching No. 11 in the 2007-08 season. The Mountaineers were ranked No. 18 in the AP poll yesterday.
The Mountaineers are off to their best 16-game start in school history and have won 13 games in a row, the most of the Mike Carey era and most since stringing together 22 in a row during the 1991-92 season. WVU has also won 13-straight contests at home, the third-longest home winning streak in school history.
West Virginia returns to action tonight, at 7 p.m., when it takes on Villanova at the WVU Coliseum. The game will air on West Virginia PBS with Hoppy Kercheval and Warren Baker on the call.
The game will air on MSN women’s basketball affiliated stations with play-by-play announcer Travis Jones on the call. A webcast and live stats of the contest can be viewed at www.MSNsportsNET.com.