MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University women’s basketball team seeks a third consecutive victory today in a game against Cleveland State at the Coliseum.

Tip-off time is 7 p.m.

The Mountaineers (5-2) are coming off a 77-61 victory over Duquesne Saturday night at Pittsburgh.

This will be the second of three games within a five-day stretch for WVU following a week off for classroom exams.

“Yes, it’s a little rough,” coach Mike Carey said. “But we played a good game in Houston ... and then defeated Duquesne. Now we finish up the year with two games at home”

WVU will host Kennesaw State Wednesday night to wind up pre-holiday action.

With all-Big East leader Meg Bulger limited to a season’s-low nine points, Britney Davis-White took up the slack against Duquesne by scoring 20 points. The 5-foot-7 Midland (Texas) College transfer made 7 of 11 shots, including all three attempts from three-point range.

Sophomore Chakhia Cole had 13 points and a team-high nine rebounds, while junior Tameka Kelly chipped in 12 points and centers Olayinka Sanni and Yelena Leuchanka 10 each.

But Carey admittedly was “very disappointed” that his team did not perform better.

“I’m happy to get the win when you play this bad,” he said. “But (Duquesne) never pressed us and we had 20-some turnovers. We get in the Big East and have 20 turnovers, we’re not going to win.”

He also did not like the way WVU free-lanced on offense. “We didn’t swing the ball like we normally do,” he said. “And, at times, there wasn’t a lot of intensity.”

In defeating the Dukes for the seventh straight time, WVU led by as many as 22 points. It shot 49.1 percent from the field to 42.3 percent.

The Mountaineers continue to average about 50 percent in their goaling. They are a perfect 24-0 at home in non-conference games under Carey.

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