No. 17 West Virginia holds off Seton Hall, 89-87
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) No. 17 West Virginia went 9 of 12 from the line in the final five minutes to hold off Seton Hall, holding on for an 89-87 win Monday night.
Daisha Simmons and Tabatha Richardson-Smith both drilled 3-pointers in the final minute and Ka-Deidre Simmons added two free throws with :13 left to keep the Pirates within a point, 88-87, but West Virginia's Teana Muldrow hit the first of two free throws to make it 89-87 and Ka-Deidre Simmons missed a layup to tie at the buzzer.
Averee Fields tied the game for West Virginia with a free throw with 7:28 left, and sparked an 11-2 run to give the Mountaineers the lead, but Seton Hall battled back. Richardson-Smith drilled a 3 to make it 82-79 with under 2:00 left.
Bria Holmes led all scorers with 36 points to lead West Virginia (2-0).
Richardson-Smith scored 32 to lead Seton Hall (1-1).