The WVU basketball team is now on a winning streak following a huge win on the road. The Mountaineers knocked off the Kansas Jayhawks.
The women’s team got off to a hot start and didn’t let their foot off the gas in a 74-54 victory on the road on Wednesday. The win may just be one of the biggest for the women’s team as they went into Allen Fieldhouse and didn’t really give the homestanding Jayhawks a chance.
The WVU basketball team was led by Naomi Davenport, who scored 22 points. According to WVUsports.com, it was her sixth 20-point performance this season. Teana Muldrow, who has been the team’s most consistent player, had her best scoring output in a while with a 19-point performance.
Chania Ray added 12 points and Katrina Pardee added 15 for the Mountaineers. The WVU basketball team dominated the glass with 40 rebounds, compared to just 30 by the Jayhawks. Kristina King pulled down a game-high 12 boards and Muldrow had nine. The Mountaineers developed 15 second-chance points and had 24 points in the paint.
There was just one tie and one lead change in the contest, so the Mountaineers pretty much had control from the start. The defense was on top of its game as Kansas scored just seven points in the first quarter and was limited to a 26 percent shooting percentage in the first half.
Kansas turned the ball over 17 times and the Mountaineers forced nine steals, led by four from Davenport. Ray did not sit on the bench at all in this one, playing for all 40 minutes. She led the way with 10 of the team’s 16 assists.
The Mountaineers have now won 15 games on the year and earned back-to-back victories. The women’s team will be back in action on Saturday at home against TCU. The Horned Frogs are 11-5 overall and 2-3 in Big 12 Conference play. They have also won two straight.