February 01, 2014 10:56 PM
FORT WORTH, Texas - Senior guard Taylor Palmer used a trio of threes in the final minutes to lift the No. 20/24 West Virginia women’s basketball team past TCU, 66-62, Saturday at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
“It was a good game; both teams played hard. Give them a lot of credit and give my girls credit coming back,” coach Mike Carey said. “They went up five that one time in the second half and had the crowd involved and we were able to cut into it. I thought Asya Bussie for us just played a great game and Taylor Palmer hit some shots down the stretch and Jess Harlee did a good job defensively.”
The Mountaineers (19-3, 8-2) trailed by six, 52-46, with 7:50 left when Linda Stepney converted a pair of free throws followed by Palmer’s first three of the game to spark a 16-2 run down to the 2:34 mark. Palmer had 11 of WVU’s 16 points in the run, including three treys.
TCU’s Zahna Medley converted 4-of-4 from the free throw line, followed by a layup to make it a one-point game with 37 seconds remaining, but Palmer converted three of the final four free throw attempts and Jess Harlee blocked a Medley 3-point attempt with 13 seconds left to seal the win. All of Palmer’s 14 points came in the final 6:35.