AMES, Iowa — Behind double-doubles from Teana Muldrow and Naomi Davenport, the No. 17 West Virginia women took down Iowa State 69-59 on Saturday night.
Muldrow scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Davenport finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
In completing the season sweep, the Mountaineers (16-4, 4-4) built a 21-point lead in the third quarter before going without a field goal in the game’s final eight minutes. That’s when the Cyclones (8-11, 2-6) drew within seven points, benefiting from some of WVU’s 16 turnovers.
“Lord knows, we needed a win,” said WVU coach Mike Carey, whose team had absorbed back-to-back losses.
“Give Iowa State credit. They came back on us and we kept turning it over. We’ve lost a couple games down the stretch and it was the same thing: Turning the ball over, bad shots, not defending. We almost did it again but we were able to hit some foul shots down the stretch and win the game.”
Davenport finished with six assists and three steals.
Emily Durr’s 15 points led Iowa State, which attempted 31 3-point shots against only 27 from inside the arc.
“West Virginia just physically manhandled us,” said coach Bill Fennelly after his Cyclones were out-rebounded 39-30. “They’re a top-25 team for a reason.”
Up 36-23 at the half, West Virginia stretched the margin to 56-35 on a 3-pointer by Muldrow, who scored 12 points in the quarter.
“Teana was huge for us,” Carey said.
Chania Ray finished with 14 points and six assists for West Virginia.