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WVU set to face Cyclones a second time

Created on:   Fri, Jan 19, 2018   11:47 PM

Last modified:   Fri, Jan 19, 2018   11:47 PM

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MORGANTOWN — Coming off a tough road loss, at No. 24 Oklahoma State, the No. 17 WVU women’s basketball team travels to Ames, Iowa, on Jan. 20, to face Iowa State for the second time this season.

The Mountaineers and the Cyclones meet in a 7:30 p.m. tip, at Hilton Coliseum.

The Mountaineers (15-4, 3-4 Big 12) and the Cyclones (8-10, 2-5) previously met, on Jan. 7 in Morgantown, with WVU picking up the 57-49 victory.

Junior guard Naomi Davenport led the way with 23 points and 13 rebounds, while senior guard Chania Ray scored 13 points in the win. Senior forward Teana Muldrow was held to single-digit scoring for the only time this season with nine points, as WVU finished the game shooting 29.3 percent from the field.

WVU leads the all-time series, 8-4, including the win this season. The Mountaineers are 3-2 in games played in Ames, but lost last season’s meeting at Hilton Coliseum by a score of 68-53.

WVU is coming off a 79-73 loss to No. 24 Oklahoma State, in Stillwater. Davenport led WVU with 25 points in the loss while Muldrow netted 19 points and 11 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season and the 19th of her career.

Muldrow is tied with OSU’s Kaylee Jensen for the league lead in double-doubles.

WVU had a season-high 11 3-pointers against Oklahoma State, as Davenport set a new career high by sinking five shots from beyond the arc.

The Mountaineers also had a season-high 24 turnovers, the most since Jan. 29, 2017 at Texas, and 23 personal fouls. Senior forward Kristina King tied her career high with four blocks.

The Cyclones are coming off a 79-50 home loss against Baylor, on Wednesday.

ISU averages 67.1 points and 38.9 rebounds per game and is shooting 38.0 percent. Bridget Carleton leads the scoring with 18.3 points per game and is the lone Cyclone averaging double figures. Carleton also boasts a team-high 7.1 rebounds per game and a total of 65 assists. Kristin Scott has a team-high 18 blocks and averages 6.8 rebounds per game.