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West Virginia defeats Kansas, 72-35

  • midnight, Jan. 16, 2016
  • WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV

Sunday, January 17, 2016

West Virginia rolls past KU women; Carey wins 600th

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— Kansas University’s women’s basketball team committed 25 turnovers and had 10 shots blocked by West Virginia.

The result was a predictably lopsided loss — 72-35 on Saturday at WVU Coliseum.

WVU (15-4 overall, 4-2 Big 12) turned those turnovers into 21 points in handing KU (5-12, 0-6) its eighth straight loss. It was the 600th career victory for Mountaineers coach Mike Carey.

“First off, I congratulate coach Carey on his 600th win,” KU coach Brandon Schneider said. “That’s obviously a significant achievement for any coach, and he’s done a great job for a long time. I give him a tremendous amount of respect for how he operates his program and how hard he gets his girls to play. Again, completely disruptive for us, probably not the opponent that we need to be playing with the youthful team that we have and our ineptness on the offensive end.

“They were a big reason for that. They really make it difficult for you to turn the ball from one side of the floor to the other, and when you do turn it over and take a bad shot, they are terrific in transition.”

Sophomore guard Lauren Aldridge led KU with 10 points. Freshman guard Kylee Kopatich had nine points and seven rebounds.

West Virginia’s junior center Lanay Montgomery dominated with a 14-point, 17-rebound double-double performance, her fourth of the season. The Big 12’s second-leading shot blocker had a team-high three blocks. Freshman guard Tynice Martin came off the bench to score a game-high 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting, while WVU senior guard Bria Holmes matched Montgomery’s point total with 14 points and added five assists.

Kansas will host Kansas State at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Comments

Layne Pierce 1 year, 5 months ago

I said it before and I'll say it again. It is hard to see how this team wins again this year.
Either they are not doing what the coach wants, and or they are so non-competitive that it does not matter.

Does anyone remember a worse women's team? I mean 35 point losses?

Ashwin Rao 1 year, 5 months ago

Do we not have coaches/players meeting the press? I am curious to find out what they think the reason for this is... We were not that bad last year, but we did lose some great players during the off-season.

Layne Pierce 1 year, 5 months ago

Ashwin

Good question. And they do have 2 high school all-amrican transfers (guards) for next year. But unfortunately they have no seniors, so unless somebody leaves, and that is quite possible, they will remain incredibly undersized. So they need to figure it out. I seriously wonder who they are going to beat and how.

David Robinett 1 year, 5 months ago

I had no idea Women's ball was in the same boat as mens fball. Good coach, but starting from scratch.

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