Mountaineers to Face No. 7 Baylor Wednesday

  • By Katie Kane
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  • January 07, 2014 02:53 PM
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Sophomore guard Bria Holmes leads WVU's scoring in Big 12 only games with 14.5 points per game in the last two outings.
Dale Sparks/All-Pro Photography photo
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – After opening the Big 12 Conference women’s basketball season with a pair of road wins last week, the West Virginia women’s basketball team will face No. 7 Baylor at 7 p.m., at the WVU Coliseum, Wednesday.
The Mountaineers, who are receiving votes in the Associated Press Poll, are riding a 13-game win streak, their fourth-longest in program history. Currently 13-1 overall and 2-0 in Big 12 play, WVU has four players averaging scoring numbers in double figures, averaging 80.9 points per game as a team. The Lady Bears (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) currently average a league-leading 96.8 points per game and enter Wednesday’s game averaging 53.3 rebounds per game, in comparison to WVU’s 45.0 boards per game.
Senior center Asya Bussie leads WVU’s scoring and rebounding with 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Bussie also averages 2.3 blocked shots per game, the third-highest average in the Big 12. For Baylor, senior guard Odyssey Sims leads the nation with 30.8 points per game on 50.9 percent (136-267) shooting from the field and 41.7 percent (35-84) from 3-point range. Junior post player Sune Agbuke is the Lady Bears’ leading rebounder with 8.7 boards per game.
The Lady Bears were picked No. 2 in the Big 12 Preaseason Poll and have one loss this season, a 133-130 quadruple-overtime loss, at the hands of then-No. 5/6 Kentucky. BU has won 42 consecutive Big 12 Conference games.
WVU and Baylor meet for the fifth time in program history Wednesday. WVU trails 3-1 in the all-time series, dating back to Dec. 7, 1984. Last season, Baylor took both wins, with a 76-58 victory in Waco, and an 80-49 win on March 2 in the Coliseum.
WVU’s only win over Baylor was the first of the series, a 73-67 defeat of the Bears at the Mississippi Dal Classic in Oxford, Miss., on Dec. 7, 1984.
Fans can listen to the game live with Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG online at WVUsports.com, with Jeff Culhane and Meg Bulger on the call. In Morgantown the game will air live on 100.9 WSZT-FM, in Cumberland, Md., on WCBC-AM 1270, in Parkersburg on WADC-AM 1050 and in Charleston on WSCW-AM 1410 and WJYP-AM 1300. A free live videostream can also be found online at WVUsports.com. 

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