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February 16, 2014

Women's No. 13 West Virginia holds off TCU

MORGANTOWN —  Asya Busie scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots as No. 13 West Virginia held off Texas Christian, 61-57 Sunday.

With the Horned Frogs trailing by three points with 29 seconds remaining, Busie grabbed a clutch defensive rebound and, after drawing the foul, added a pair of free throws to make it 60-55. TCU’s Donielle Breaux missed a 3-point attempt and the Mountaineers’ Jess Harlee pulled down the defensive rebound and hit the second of two free throws to seal the victory.

Christal Caldwell added 14 points for West Virginia (22-3, 10-2 Big 12), but the Mountaineers struggled from the field, connecting on just 21 of 58 shots (36.2 percent),

Zahna Medley connected on 5 of 13 3-point attempts and led TCU with 23 points. Breaux added 15 points on 6 of 14 shooting. The Horned Frogs (14-11, 5-8) attempted just three free throws (3 for 3).

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TCU (14-11)

Prince 0-7 0-0 0, Lovings 2-4 0-0 4, Medley 8-18 2-2 23,  Ventress 2-7 0-0 5, Breaux 6-14 1-1 15, Hamilton 1-5 0-0 2,  Bradshaw 2-2 0-0 4, Diaz 2-2 0-0 4, Willie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-59 3-3 57.

WEST VIRGINIA (22-3)

Fields 3-10 1-2 7, Bussie 5-8 6-8 16, Caldwell 5-15 2-2 14,  Stepney 2-5 0-1 4, Holmes 4-13 3-3 13, Palmer 2-5 0-0 4,  Faulk 0-1 2-4 2, Harlee 0-1 1-2 1, Leary 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-58 15-22 61.

Halftime—TCU 28-27. 3-Point Goals—TCU 8-23 (Medley 5-13, Breaux 2-5,  Ventress 1-3, Prince 0-2), West Virginia 4-16 (Caldwell 2-4, Holmes 2-8,  Fields 0-1, Palmer 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—TCU 36 (Diaz,  Lovings, Ventress 5), West Virginia 40 (Bussie, Stepney 8). Assists—TCU  11 (Breaux, Medley 3), West Virginia 12 (Bussie 4). Total Fouls—TCU 16,  West Virginia 10. A—6,161.

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