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No. 18 West Virginia beats Pittsburgh 69-54

Jan 17, 2010 - 11:39 PM PITTSBURGH(AP) -- Korinne Campbell had 15 points and No. 18 West Virginia beat Pittsburgh 69-54 on Sunday for its 15th consecutive win.

Sara Miles added 13 points and nine assists for the Mountaineers (17-1, 5-0 Big East). Campbell also had nine rebounds.

West Virginia moved into a tie with No. 1 Connecticut for first place in the Big East by extending its longest winning streak since a 22-game surge during the 1991-92 season.

Jania Sims had 18 points for the Panthers (11-6), who have lost five of six and are 3-6 since an 8-0 start. Ranked as high as No. 15 last month, Pitt fell to 0-4 in Big East play for the first time since 1997-98.

The Mountaineers had balanced scoring, with six players scoring between eight and 15 points. Vanessa House made four 3-pointers for 12 points, Asya Bussie added 11 points and eight rebounds and Liz Repella had 10 points and eight boards.

West Virginia had nine steals and forced 23 turnovers.

After two consecutive baskets by Sims got Pitt within two with 9:31 to play, West Virginia closed the game with a 24-11 run.

The Mountaineers had played only one road game since Nov. 28 but won their fifth straight away from WVU Coliseum.

Taneisha Harrison had nine points for Pitt, which shot 39 percent from the field - including 2 for 12 from 3-point range.