PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Liz Repella scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help West Virginia (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) beat Providence 75-59 on Saturday.
Asya Bussie added 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Mountaineers (21-3, 8-2 Big East), who bounced back after an 80-47 loss at top-ranked Connecticut on Tuesday.Chelsea Marandola led the way for the Friars (13-10, 4-6 Big East), scoring 16 points and adding five rebounds. Mi-Khida Hankins had 11 points for Providence.Repella, who had 20 points in the first half alone, was 9 of 13 from the field. Needing 14 points to reach 1,000 for her career, the junior guard surpassed the milestone on a first-half 3-pointer, finishing the game at 1,011.West Virginia never let Providence get close, and effectively put the game out of reach early on behind 57 percent shooting in the first half, taking a 48-32 lead at the break.