Scores

Final

Louisville 70

(20-8, 9-6 Big East)

(13) West Virginia 78

(23-5, 12-3 Big East)

    2:00 PM ET, March 1, 2008

    1 2 T
    LOU 32 3870
    #13WVU 31 4778

    Top Performers

    Louisville: A. McCoughtry 29 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 Stl

    West Virginia: M. Bulger 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Mountaineers awaken, secure No. 3 seed in Big East tourney

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Meg Bulger and Olayinka Sanni each scored 20 points and No. 13 West Virginia overcame a sluggish start to hold off Louisville 78-70 on Saturday and clinch a first-round bye in the Big East tournament.

    Chakhia Cole scored 10 of her 13 points in the second half and finished with 11 rebounds for the Mountaineers.

    West Virginia (23-5, 12-3) overcame 22 turnovers to clinch the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament behind top-ranked Connecticut and fourth-ranked Rutgers.

    Angel McCoughtry had 29 points, 11 rebounds and five steals for the Cardinals (20-8, 9-6). Candyce Bingham added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

    Lateefah Joye put the Mountaineers ahead to stay, 46-44, with her first career 3-pointer with 12:30 remaining in the game.

    Sparkle Davis made two free throws to cap a 10-1 run for West Virginia's largest lead, 71-61, with 1:20 remaining.

    West Virginia was held scoreless for more than 10 minutes in the first half and Louisville jumped ahead 29-17. The Mountaineers used a 14-3 run ending the half to trail 32-31 at halftime.

    Bulger made six 3-pointers and West Virginia went 11-of-27 for the game to set a single-season school record with 208.

    It was the final home game for seven seniors, the largest class in West Virginia history.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LOU
    WVU
    Points 70 78
    FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 24-58 (.414)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 11-27 (.407)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 19-25 (.760)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 10

    Game Leaders

     
    LOU
    WVU
    PointsA. McCoughtry 29M. Bulger 20
    ReboundsA. McCoughtry 11C. Cole 11
    AssistsC. Bingham 5C. Cole 6
    StealsA. McCoughtry 5L. Owens 4

    2007-08 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Mar 1, 2008 @WVU 78, LOU 70Recap | Box Score
    Mar 10, 2008 LOU 67, @WVU 60Recap | Box Score