No. 8 West Virginia women's basketball bounces No. 9 Princeton in first-round NCAA Tournament action

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The West Virginia women's basketball team battled back from a first-half deficit to knock off Princeton in the opening-round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday night.

WVU bounced the Tigers from the tournament in a 63-53 win behind a 29 point performance from Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Quinerly. With the win, the Mountaineers move to 25-7 on the season.

The Mountaineers will advance to the second-round, where they will battle host and No. 1-seed Iowa, led by superstar Caitlin Clark. Clark paced the Hawkeyes in a 91-65 win over No. 16 Holy Cross. The game will take place on Monday, with the tip-off time to be determined.