CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP)Tynice Martin hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points, leading No. 22 West Virginia to a 72-55 win over Norfolk State on Sunday, giving coach Mike Carey his 400th with the Mountaineers.
Kari Niblack added 14 points and 10 rebounds for West Virginia, which was playing the game at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. It is the 50th neutral site game within the state for the Mountaineers, who are 34-16 in those games. Rochelle Norris had 10 points and seven rebounds for West Virginia (7-1).
Carey, a former men’s coach, is 400-206 in 19 years in Morgantown.
Martin, who hit for a season high by going 4 of 5 behind the arc and 8 of 11 overall, now has 1,670 points, fourth on the school’s all-time list. She had a pair of 3s in an 11-2 run that put the Mountaineers ahead 29-15 midway through the second quarter.
Norfolk State battled back and was within seven late in the third quarter but a 6-2 surge at the end and then a 10-2 run early in the fourth secured the win.
Chanette Hicks led the Spartans (6-4) with 24 points.
It was the first meeting between the schools.
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