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WVU WBB Falls in NCAA Tournament to 1-Seed Iowa, Caitlin Clark



Kelsie LeRose / WVSN

WVU women’s basketball fell to Caitlin Clark and 1-seed Iowa 64-54 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Monday night. Clark, the all-time leading scorer in women’s basketball history, ended the night with 32 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

The Hawkeyes ended the game on a 12-2 run in the final three minutes after it was all tied up.

Out of West Virginia’s eight players to check into the game, five ended with four or more fouls. A lot of people, including NBA star Damian Lillard, believed the officiating was questionable. Iowa shot 25 more free throws than West Virginia.

Iowa’s largest lead was 12 during the third quarter. West Virginia fought back to take the Hawkeyes to the very end. WVU tied the game up at 50 with just under four minutes go to, thanks to a basket by Tirzah Moore.

The Mountaineers started the game off on an 11-5 run as JJ Quinerly, Kyah Watson and Kylee Blacksten all hit a three-pointer.

Quinerly fouled out of the game with a minute left in regulation. The junior guard finished with 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting.

West Virginia is still searching for its first Sweet-16 appearance since 1992. WVU has reached the second round of the tournament 10 times since then.

West Virginia’s first season under HC Mark Kellogg comes to an end as the Mountaineers finish 25-8 (12-6) Big 12. Kellogg coached the Mountaineers to the most wins in a single season since the 2017-18 season under Mike Carey.

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