Women's Basketball

No. 15 WVU women defeat Big 12 foe Kansas, 74-54

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Naomi Davenport hit four 3-pointers and finished with 22 points, and Teana Muldrow had 19 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals to help the No. 15 WVU women defeat Kansas, 74-54, on Jan. 10.

Katrina Pardee added 15 points and senior Chania Ray had 12 points and a season-high tying 10 assists for WVU (15-2, 3-2 Big 12). The Mountaineers have won five in a row against Kansas (11-5, 2-3).

“I’ll tell you what, Kansas is five times better than they were last year,” WVU coach Mike Carey said in a school press release. Kansas coach Brandon Schneider “has done a great job here, great job. He has them playing hard. We got in foul trouble. We kept letting them drive us and fouling them and all of that.”

Davenport hit two 3s, while Muldrow and Pardee scored five points apiece, during a 16-1 run that gave WVU a 52-33 lead with four minutes left in the third quarter. Kylee Kopatich sandwiched a 3-point play and a lay-up around two free throws by Tyler Johnson as the Jayhawks scored the first seven fourth-quarter points to trim their deficit to 55-44. Muldrow had nine points from there as the Mountaineers pulled away.

Kopatich had 17 points and Austin Richardson scored 10 on 4-of-16 shooting for Kansas. The Jayhawks shot just 35 percent (19 of 54) from the field, including 3 of 12 from
3-point range.

WVU scored 24 points off 17 Kansas turnovers.