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No. 20 West Virginia tops No. 23 Iowa State 67-56

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 29, 2014 at 8:47 pm •  Published: January 29, 2014

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — 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.


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