Monday, March 06, 2006

12th seeded WVA knocks No. 1 seed RU out, 56-40

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The Mountaineers forced RU to commit 23 turnovers and held the Scarlet Knights to just 28% shooting from the field. The Scarlet also committed 22 fouls giving the WVA squad 34 chances from the charity stripe. WVA converted on 21 of those opportunities. In contrast, RU only reached the foul line 13 times and made just 6 of those.

West Virginia had the worst record of all the teams in the tournament and was thus seeded 12th. They will now play for the league Championship Tuesday night in a game to be televised on ESPN2. Their opponent will be the winner of the Connecticut-DePaul game currently under way.

Britney Davis-White led the Mountaineers in scoring with 21 points. Chakhia Cole added 18 points while snagging 9 rebounds.

Cappie Pondexter was the only Scarlet Knight in double figures with 21 points. Kia Vaughn had 12 rebounds for RU.

The loss means the Rutgers women will once again not win the Big East Championship despite their 16-0 regular season record.

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