No. 7 WVU Enters Home Finale

  • By Katie Kane
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  • March 03, 2014 04:19 PM
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West Virginia vs. Kansas Information
DATE: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
LOCATION: WVU Coliseum (14,000) in Morgantown, W.Va.
TIPOFF: 7 p.m. ET
SERIES: Kansas leads 3-2
RADIO: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG
GAME NOTES: West Virginia | Kansas
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. The No. 7 West Virginia women’s basketball team enters its final game at the WVU Coliseum at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, against Kansas.
The Mountaineers, who have won their last nine games, are 26-3 overall and sit atop the league standings at 15-2 in Big 12 play.
There are five seniors on this year’s team: Asya Bussie, Christal Caldwell, Brooke Hampton, Jess Harlee and Taylor Palmer, who will be recognized in their final home game. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:45 p.m., for the pregame senior recognition.
In addition to celebrating the seniors, the Mountaineers will say thank you with Fan Appreciation Night. Small popcorn and small drinks will be available for only $1 each. The first 1,500 fans will also receive a special senior poster courtesy of Coke Zero. Other giveaway items will also be available for fans.
The Jayhawks are currently 12-17 overall and 5-12 in Big 12 play. Kansas has lost its last four games, and is currently 2-7 in road play.
Chelsea Gardner’s 16.8 points per game lead four KU players averaging scoring numbers in double figures. Gardner is shooting 56.4 percent (186-330) from the field, while also leading the Jayhawks in rebounding (8.6 rebounds per game) and blocked shots (56).
Asia Boyd 11.6 points per game, and is the second-leading rebounder with 4.7 boards per game. Natalie Knight and CeCe Harper each average 10.4 points per game.
Knight has collected the most threes with 59, and Boyd and Harper add 33 and 26 threes, respectively. As a team, Kansas averages 66.9 points, 36.4 rebounds and 13.9 free throws made per game.
In its last outing, Kansas dropped an 87-79 decision to Iowa State on March 1 in Lawrence, Kan. Four Kansas players scored in double figures, behind Gardner’s game-leading 19 points. Boyd and Knight each had 18 points and Harper added 14 points, but five Iowa State players scored in double figures.
WVU trails 3-2 in the all-time series, dating back to Dec. 21, 1992. In the last outing, WVU defeated Kansas, 65-55, on Jan. 2 at Allen Fieldhouse. Caldwell led WVU with 14 points, Bussie added a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Palmer chipped in 11. WVU used a 16-0 run down the final stretch to get the win. The last time the teams met in the WVU Coliseum, the Jayhawks took a 60-59 win from WVU on Jan. 5, 2013 in Morgantown.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for youth/senior citizens while groups of 10 or more pay just $2 each. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at WVUGAME.com and select the Print-At-Home option to avoid lines at the gate on game day.
Tuesday’s game will air live free with the 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.

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