MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Kristina King matched her career high with 16 points and grabbed a career-best nine rebounds and No. 16 West Virginia held off Mississippi 66-61 on Sunday.
Alexis Brewer added 12 points and Tynice Martin, who came in averaging 20.1, had 10. Teana Muldrow, averaging 14.1, scored eight.
Taylor Manuel led the Rebels (6-2) with 13 points and Erika Sisk had 11. The Rebels' top two scorers coming in, Madinah Muhammad (14.7) and Shandricka Sessom (14.3), finished with four and nine points, respectively.
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West Virginia (28.9) and Ole Miss (29.3) came in ranked second and third in shooting-percentage defense, however, the Mountaineers shot 53.5 percent to 32.2 for the Rebels. West Virginia made only 18 of 32 free throws and committed 25 turnovers.
West Virginia (9-0) finished the third quarter on a 6-1 spurt, with four points from King, to lead 43-37 and kept a single-digit edge till the end.