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WVU Women’s Basketball Logs Dominant Road Win at Cincinnnati



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WVU Women’s Basketball managed a season sweep against Cincinnati on Saturday, taking down the Bearcats 72-43 behind another phenomenal first quarter performance.

The Mountaineers held Cincinnati scoreless for the first 10:34 of game time, the second game in a row that they posted a period-long shutout… and the second time in program history.

West Virginia’s defense wasted no time making their presence known, allowing just eight shot attempts during the scoreless streak: largely thanks to 13 turnovers forced. Throughout the game, the Mountaineers forced 29 turnovers, seizing the opportunity and scoring 35 points off those plays.

JJ Quinerly managed eight of those steals despite not receiving a single whistle, also pacing the floor with 23 points on 50 percent shooting.

Shots started to fall for Cincinnati in the second period, especially as they managed to draw fouls against the Mountaineers’ aggressive defense: eight the Bearcats’ points came from the charity stripe as the teams played to an 18-18 draw in the frame.

West Virginia’s defense came out with a vengeance after the half, holding the Bearcats without a made field goal until the final seconds of the third period. Seven Bearcats free throws couldn’t keep it close as the Mountaineers continued to find their rhythm offensively.

WVU Women’s Basketball moves to 16-2 on the season (5-2 Big 12). They’ll next take the court at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, when they host their rematch with Iowa State. For now, eyes turn to Monday’s AP Top 25 release, and whether the Mountaineers can make their way back into the rankings. 

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