Mar 19, 2012; Norfolk, VA, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers guard Christal Caldwell (1) shoots the ball over Stanford Cardinal guard Grace Mashore (1) during the first half in the second round of the 2012 NCAA women

WVU Women's Basketball Season Tips Off Tomorrow


Mike Carey’s Lady Mountaineers hit the court for their first official game of the 2012-13 season. WVU will be taking on North Carolina – Wilmington at the Coliseum in Morgantown. Tip off is set for 7 PM.

This will be Mountaineers fans first chance to see the ladies take the court since their exhibition blow out 102-28 victoru over Alderson-Broaddus. WVU got plenty of good minutes for virtually every lady on the roster with many of the players recording double-digit point totals.

The Mountaineers look to keep the blow outs coming with their match-up with UNC Wilmington. Mike Carey’s squad is hungry to make their presence felt in the Big XII and an early crushing of teams like UNC Wilmington will put the conference on notice.

WVU will be led this season by junior guards Christa Caldwell and Taylor Palmer. Both guards were one and two in scoring last season with 10.8 and 10.6 points per game respectively.

Inside, WVU will lean on big girl Ayana Dunning who pulled down better than 8 rebounds a game last season. For WVU to compete in the Big XII, where teams typically have talented inside players, Dunning will have to have a monster senior season.

Dunning will look to start her big senior season with a great showing against UNC- Wilmington tomorrow night. Be sure to get to the Coliseum and sign up for Carey’s Crew!

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