West Virginia’s women’s basketball team to host NJIT

MORGANTOWN — Fresh off a season-opening win over Coppin State on Tuesday, the West Virginia women’s basketball team returns to actions at 2 p.m. Sunday at the WVU Coliseum to host NJIT.

“[These games feature] all kinds of experimentation,” WVU head coach Mike Carey said. “I need to get a rotation, and I need to know what’s our best combination right now. All of a sudden, you don’t have some of the players and now you need to find a new combination.

“I’ve been wanting, even early, to go to the bigger lineup. Now, it’s forcing me to. That’s probably good, so we’ll see how good we can be with a bigger lineup as opposed to a smaller lineup.”

The Mountaineers claimed a 78-37 season-opening win over Coppin State on Tuesday, marking WVU’s fifth straight season-opening win, dating back to 2014. Redshirt junior Tynice Martin returned to the court for the first time since 2017, after missing the 2017-’18 season due to injury. Martin led the team with

24 points and had 11 rebounds for her second career double-double in her return.

NJIT enters Sunday’s game with a 0-2 record after falling to Howard on Friday. Danielle Tunstall and Kelly Guarino are averaging a team-best 13.5 points per game through two contests this season, while Tunstall also leads the rebounding at 9.5 boards per game.

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