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Mountaineers host Houston in Wednesday Night’s Big 12 Matchup

WVU’s women’s basketball team will face off against the Houston Cougars at 7 p.m on Wednesday night. Both teams are coming off victories on Saturday. West Virginia beat UCF by a score of 76-59, Houston defeated TCU 77-66. 

 The Mountaineers started the 2023-24 season with a flawless 13-0 record, with impressive wins against #25 ranked Penn St. and a 25 point victory against Kansas in Lawrence. Their undefeated campaign came to an end on Jan. 6 against #10 ranked Texas. The Longhorns took down WVU by a score of 70-49 in Morgantown. WVU then traveled to Ames for their matchup against the Iowa St. Cyclones on Wednesday Jan. 10. The Mountaineers fell short in that matchup as well by a score of 74-64. WVU put themselves back on track with a much needed victory in Orlando against UCF.

The Houston Cougars currently sit at 11-5 this season, with standout wins against BYU and TCU in their last two contests. Houston’s leading scorer is senior guard Laila Blair, who averages 17 points a game and 2.4 assists. Blair recorded a season high 33 points in the Cougars most recent game against TCU. When it comes to rebounding the basketball Houston is led by a pair of senior forwards, Kamryn Jones and Bria Patterson. 

Wednesday night’s Big 12 matchup will be broadcasted on and on 91.7 WWVU Morgantown starting at 6:30 p.m. Aaron Parker and Jonathan Hamilton will be calling the game from the Coliseum, pre-game, halftime, and post game coverage will be hosted by Lance Jonzen. 

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