Often times in college sports the stories most read, seen and heard are about the the men’s teams and male athletes. At West Virginia this season, the women’s basketball team is currently sitting at the number ten spot in the polls with just two more games to play before conference games start. The women’s team is currently undefeated with a 10-0 record.
The team’s win over Radford this past weekend, played in Charleston, marked the tenth win as well as giving the team their second consecutive 10-0 start to a season. The victory this weekend also highlighted some early season high points for several on the team. Junior Naomi Davenport scored a game-high 20 points for the second time this season. With this game, Teana Muldrow has now snagged a rebound in 83 consecutive games. Chania Ray led the game with eight assists in the victory, making it the sixth game this season she has had five or more assists.
These are just some of the stats and numbers the women’s team is putting up game after game. At the moment, the women’s team is one of three Big 12 teams ranked in the AP top 25. Baylor is sitting at number six and Texas at seven. These three teams are obviously at the top of the conference going into league play, and will likely bring many exciting games to watch in the next several months.
Last season the women’s team fell to Maryland in an 83-56 loss one game short of the Sweet Sixteen. Despite the loss in March Madness, the women’s team became Big 12 Champions prior to the tournament after overcoming Baylor in a 77-66 victory.
Judging by their start to the 2017-2018 season, it seems as if this team is ready to try to go the distance this season. The women’s team currently a +31 Margin against opponents this season. They have the third highest shooting percentage, with 57% on the season and a 6o% rebound rate, coming in at fourth in the nation. Just by looking at the numbers, this team is destined for success.
The women’s basketball team takes on Morgan State Monday evening, then closes out non-conference play with Morehead State Thursday evening. The team has the chance to go into Big 12 play with a 12-0 record and the goal of repeating as Big 12 Champions come March. If you haven’t paid attention to this team, now is a good time to do so. Chances are, this time is on their way to a special season.