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- Staley says Cuevas-Moore won't transfer to WVU
- South Carolina's Cuevas-Moore joins WVU
- Purdue, West Virginia headline field for WNIT
- Final 8 teams vying for tourney berths revealed
Peyton Williams scored 22 points, Rachel Ranke added 21 and fifth-seeded Kansas State won its sixth-straight, defending West Virginia 72-59 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament on Saturday.
Lauren Cox had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead top-ranked Baylor to a 63-57 victory over West Virginia on Monday night, capping a perfect Big 12 season for the Lady Bears.
Kristin Scott scored 15 points in the third quarter, another 10 in the fourth and finished with 29 and No. 22 Iowa State pulled away from West Virginia for its fourth-straight win, 77-61 on Saturday night.
Tynice Martin scored a season-high 27 points -- 16 in the opening quarter -- to lead West Virginia to a 64-58 win over No. 12 Texas on Monday night.
Kalani Brown scored 17 points and No. 2 Baylor beat West Virginia 79-47 on Sunday to remain unbeaten in Big 12 play.
Lucky Rudd and Tynice Martin combined for 42 points, 16 in the fourth quarter when they made 12 of 14 free throws, and West Virginia pulled away for a 73-64 win over No. 18 Iowa State on Wednesday night.
Although West Virginia announced over a month ago that South Carolina guard Bianca Cuevas-Moore was joining the Mountaineers as a transfer, Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley said Friday that Cuevas-Moore won't transfer after all.
South Carolina's Bianca Cuevas-Moore, a reserve guard on the Gamecocks' 2017 national champions, will finish her career at West Virginia.
Purdue and West Virginia will be playing in the postseason after all as they headline the WNIT field that was announced Monday night.
The NCAA women's basketball tournament selection committee on Sunday released the final eight teams under consideration for the last four spots in the women's bracket: Buffalo, Creighton, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Purdue, Rutgers, USC and West Virginia.
Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting
Kansas are your Big12 champs. Almost not fair anymore. Bill Self has done an amazing job. Their offensive efficiency tonight against a tenacious West Virginia defensive was OTC at 1.266 points per possession. They shot 56 FG% for the game and 55% from 3. Five guys in double figures. 🎩 off to the #Jayhawks
West Virginia Mountaineers junior guard Tynice Martin, who was last year's Big 12 tournament most outstanding player, will redshirt this season with a foot injury.
West Virginia pulled upset after upset last postseason, and expectations were high as the new season opened. But while injuries have changed the dynamics for the Mountaineers, one thing hasn't changed: Teana Muldrow.
Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting
2018 top 100 prospect Mike Devoe told Espn he is being recruited by Florida, Miami, Georgia Tech, USC, Virginia, UConn, Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Washington, California and many others. Devoe is a playmaker that is a pass first but not a pass only PG.
Maryland and Syracuse hope to get back to the Final Four, but in Bridgeport, everything runs through UConn. Can a region full of premier point guards prevent the Huskies from advancing?
Marquette's upset of No. 17 DePaul in Tuesday's Big East championship game knocked the Blue Demons out of the top-16 seeds. Ohio State returned as an early-round host. Marquette remained a No. 7 seed.
West Virginia's stunning upset of Baylor gave everything new form after Monday's games wrapped up. The result? A better, more balanced bracket -- after sliding Baylor to the top seed in Stockton.
Baylor remains a No. 1 seed after losing to West Virginia in Monday's Big 12 final. But the Lady Bears are now the top team in the Stockton Regional. South Carolina is No. 1 in Oklahoma City, and is joined by Texas as the 3-seed.