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March 7, 2014

WVU ahead of the curve

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

West Virginia beat Baylor and national scoring leader Odyssey Sims 71-69 on Sunday in Waco to move into position to win the title. The Mountaineers then topped Kansas on Tuesday to earn their share of the championship.

“I’m very proud of the girls,” Carey said after the game. “This was a tough game coming off that one day prep and not a lot of rest.”

Bussie is West Virginia’s anchor. She was an All-Big 12 first-team pick and was named to the all-defense team after averaging 13.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.

Sophomore guard Bria Holmes was a first-team all-conference pick. She led the team with 14.8 points per game and made 62 3-pointers.

Palmer was the sixth player of the year after averaging 10.2 points per game. Harlee was named to the all-defense team.

Carey wants to make a run in the conference tournament to better his team’s NCAA tournament position.

“It’s always been about seeding, getting a good seed and location,” he said. “I think hopefully, we’re going to be a two or three seed and see where were placed. It’s all about location, who your draw is and who you’re seeded with.”

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