[gallery type="slideshow" ids="90712,90711,90710,90709,90708,90707,90706,90705,90704,90703"]\r\n\r\nMORGANTOWN \u2014 Things were so comfortable for West Virginia on Sunday afternoon that even Tynice Martin managed to steal some rest.\r\n\r\nMartin had played 234 of West Virginia\u2019s 240 minutes since losing fellow guard Katrina Pardee to an ankle injury last month. This time she watched the final four minutes of a 71-50 win over Kansas.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt was kind of lovely,\u201d Martin said. \u201cI don\u2019t get that much rest. I don\u2019t say I try to enjoy it, but I enjoy it. That is a great break.\u201d\r\n\r\nMartin still led all scorers with 22 points, going 6-for-13 from the field and 9-for-10 from the free-throw line. She is averaging 20.4 points per game since Pardee\u2019s absence knocked the team down to just eight able-bodied players. West Virginia (16-5, 7-3 Big 12) has gone 6-1 without Pardee and is on the verge of breaking back into the Top 25.\r\n\r\n\u201cShe\u2019s really good,\u201d said Kansas coach Brandon Schneider. \u201cIt would be a crying shame if someone didn\u2019t pick her in the first round [of the WNBA Draft] and get her out of this league.\u201d\r\n\r\nSchneider broke into a grin after that pronouncement, though surely he isn\u2019t the only Big 12 coach unexcited by the prospect of another year dealing with Martin.\r\n\r\nShe wasn\u2019t the only problem for the Jayhawks. Freshman point guard Madisen Smith helped set the tone defensively as Kansas (12-8, 2-7) shot 32 percent from the field and scored only six points in the fourth quarter.\r\n\r\n\u201cSmith makes a real difference initiating pressure on the ball and allows them to be real physical behind her,\u201d Schneider said.\r\n\r\nDespite the shortened bench, West Virginia hasn\u2019t shied away from playing physical man-to-man defense. Smith has been crucial stopping penetration.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019re holding a lot of teams under 40-percent shooting only playing six, seven people,\u201d said West Virginia coach Mike Carey. \u201cI\u2019ve been happy for our defense.\u201d\r\n\r\nGuard Lucky Rudd, who scored 13 points, said the Mountaineers aren\u2019t going to sacrifice defensive aggression even though the team can ill afford to get into foul trouble.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe know that\u2019s how we play defense,\u201d Rudd said. \u201cWe can\u2019t use having eight players as an excuse. We have to get up the lane and play physical. It\u2019s no excuse at all.\u201d\r\n\r\nAustin Richardson, the lone Kansas player in double figures with 10 points, fouled out after 12 minutes.\r\nWest Virginia remained tied for third place in the Big 12 on a weekend in which the league\u2019s top five teams all won.