MANHATTAN, Kan. — Led by Teana Muldrow’s 19 points and 11 rebounds, all five West Virginia starters scored in double figures during a 75-66 win at Kansas State on Tuesday night.
The victory helped the NCAA at-large hopes of the Mountaineers (20-8, 8-8) and avenged an earlier home loss to K-State (13-14, 5-11).
Muldrow enjoyed her third straight double-double and the 13th of the year. Kristina King tied her career high with 16 points and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds. Naomi Davenport scored 15 points, while Katrina Pardee had 13 and Chania Ray added 10.
WVU shot 54 percent from the field and outrebounded the Wildcats 37-30.
“I thought, at times, we moved the ball well,” Mountaineers coach Mike Carey said. “We had 15 assists on 26 field goals, so that’s pretty good.”
K-State was led by sophomore forward Peyton Williams’ 18 points, six rebounds, a career-high tying five stealst. Kaylee Page chipped in 16 points.
After leading 30-24 at the half, West Virginia took its largest lead on Muldrow’s layup at 59-44 lead with 7:34 left.
“We struggled shooting the ball in some stretches during the game where I felt like we had decent looks from the perimeter,” said K-State coach Jeff Mittie. “At the same time, we struggled back-cutting them. We struggled getting open in the half court, but we did have some opportunities in the full court.
“Give West Virginia credit, they made plays when they needed to on the road. They made plays when we made a run at them.”