Sarah Miles scored 16 points, Korinne Campbell had 14 points and 12 rebounds and No. 9 West Virginia held off mistake-prone Rutgers 55-51 on Tuesday night.
West Virginia (23-3, 10-2 Big East) saw a 13-point lead melt away in the second half and the Mountaineers survived despite being held without a field goal over the final 7 minutes.
Madina Ali added 12 points for West Virginia.
Rutgers (15-11, 7-5) committed 24 turnovers and saw its season-high three-game winning streak snapped.
Brittany Ray led the Scarlet Knights with 16 points and Chelsey Lee had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Playing with their highest-ever ranking, West Virginia improved to 16-0 at home and can complete its first perfect season at The Coliseum in 18 years with a win over Marquette on Feb. 27.