MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Asya Bussie scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 20 West Virginia to a 67-56 win over No. 23 Iowa State on Wednesday.
The Mountaineers (18-3, 7-2 Big 12), who won by 14 at Iowa State two weeks ago, held the Cyclones (15-5, 4-5) to 28 percent shooting.Bria Holmes had 16 points for West Virginia with Averee Fields adding 12 and Christal Caldwell 11.Hallie Christofferson had 20 for ISU.After Iowa State pulled within 22-19 with 7:33 left in the first half before Holmes knocked down 3-pointers on consecutive possessions. Nikki Moody made two free throws at 4:14 for Iowa State to make it 28-21 but the Mountaineers then closed the half on a 14-0 run.Bussie had seven points and Holmes another 3 during the surge for a 42-21 lead. The lead never dipped below eight in the second half.