WVU basketball: Women lose second-straight game

The WVU women’s basketball team needs to right the ship soon in order to keep its successful season on track.

Two losses will not derail this competitive campaign, but that’s where the Mountaineers currently stand. With a 60-52 loss to Kansas State on Wednesday, the WVU basketball team now owns a record of 13-2.

The women fell to a top ten team in Texas earlier in the week, but this loss to the Wildcats is fairly inexcusable. The Mountaineers led by as many as nine points early in the contest but faltered for the remainder. A last-ditch effort in the fourth quarter wasn’t enough to steal a win on the Coliseum floor.

Leading the charge for West Virginia was the go-to leader in Teana Muldrow. She scored 25 points to lead the way for the home team. Muldrow, scoring almost 50 percent on the team’s points, also recorded 10 rebounds. No other player reached double figures for the Mountaineers.

It really was a bad offensive performance with the Mountaineers only shooting 30 percent from the floor and 15 percent from behind-the-arc. Chania Ray, who has been contributing well for most of the season, was 0 of 17 on 3-point tries and finished with just four points. Theresa Ekhelar added seven points.

West Virginia really couldn’t get anything working inside as the Wildcats had five blocks and the WVU basketball team only recorded 20 points in the paint. There were 15 second-chance opportunities for the Mountaineers, but it was really the struggles from deep that did in the team in this one.

West Virginia will have a chance to redeem itself against Iowa State on Sunday. The team will remain in Morgantown and have a chance to correct the mistakes in its beautiful practice facility, right outside the Coliseum.

The WVU basketball team has one win in the conference but needs to do something quick or else the rest of the competitive teams in the Big 12 will climb up the ranks while the Mountaineers continue to fall.