Mountaineers Move Up in Rankings


By Katie Kane for WVUsports.com
February 04, 2014 01:37 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  – After going 2-0 last week in Big 12 play, the West Virginia women’s basketball team moved up in both major polls this week.
 
In the Associated Press Poll, West Virginia went from No. 21 last week to No. 17 this week, and went from No. 24 to No. 20 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
 
The Mountaineers are currently 19-3 overall and 8-2 in Big 12 play. Last week, WVU defeated then-No. 23/21 Iowa State 67-56 at the WVU Coliseum on Wednesday and took a 66-62 win at TCU on Saturday. Senior center Asya Bussie recorded a pair of consecutive double-doubles as she had 14 points and 11 rebounds against the Cyclones and 19 points and a career-best 15 rebounds at TCU.
 
WVU will face Kansas State at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the WVU Coliseum. Saturday’s admission is $1 courtesy of United Bank. The Mountaineers will be celebrating Alumni Weekend, recognizing women’s basketball alumni in attendance, and is also Superhero Day. Coke Zero will provide superhero masks to the first 1,500 fans.



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