Dominating Kansas a prelude to tougher stretch for WVU women

The Big 12 once again saw four teams make the top 25, with Texas Tech at No. 7, Kansas at No. 13, West Virginia at No. 20 and the Sooners at No. 23.

Despite this, WVU head coach Mike Carey is staying optimistic going into the later part of the month. "Out of the 40 minutes, I think we did what we had to do defensively and offensively for about 15. Can't beat Oklahoma playing 15 minutes, can't beat the rest of our schedule playing 15 minutes".

The 46 points by the Jayhawks marked the fewest allowed by the Mountaineers in a Big 12 game since holding Kansas State to 44 on February 6, 2016.

Despite playing in a bulky knee brace, Ray had nine points and only one turnover in 28 minutes.

"It's huge, but it gets it done", she said.

"Games like that, Coach Carey always says if you leave teams in the game, they're good enough to poop one in", senior guard Chania Ray said.

The Mountaineers shot 52 percent. "We can get where we need to get".

The West Virginia University women's basketball team begin their final five-game stretch of the regular season. Kylee Kopatich netted 17 points against the Mountaineers and Austin Richardson added 10. "He wants me to be even more aggressive because we know what we have ahead of us".