District roundup: Kilicli scores career-high 25 as WVU prevails
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Deniz Kilicli scored a career-high 25 points as West Virginia (13-12, 6-6 Big 12) held off a formidable comeback by Texas Tech for a 66-64 victory Saturday.
The Mountaineers were comfortably ahead, 61-53, with 3:19 left, but Texas Tech (9-14, 2-10) made three 3-pointers in a span of 2:45.
Kilicli's point total surpassed his 22-point effort against Providence on Feb. 5, 2012.
Point Park 88, Cincinnati Christian 83 — Matt Noszka had 28 points and 14 rebounds and T.J. Heatherington added 26 points as Point Park (14-10, 8-7 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) beat Cincinnati Christian (14-15, 8-6).
No. 23 Syracuse 80, Pitt 39 — In Syracuse, N.Y., Kayla Alexander scored 19 points and Syracuse (21-3, 9-2 Big East) exploited 23 Pitt turnovers.
Pitt (9-15, 0-11) lost its 31st consecutive conference regular-season game and suffered its second straight defeat by more than 30 points.
Sacred Heart 59, Robert Morris 52 — In Fairfield, Conn., Gabrielle Washington scored 19 points to lead Sacred Heart (17-7, 9-3 Northeast Conference) past Robert Morris (7-17, 6-7).
Artemis Spanou had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her 19th consecutive double-double but also committed nine of the Colonials' 29 turnovers.
West Virginia Tech 61, Point Park 45 — In Montgomery, W.Va., Courtney Sturdivant scored 24 points to pace West Virginia Tech (13-13) past Point Park (22-6), which shot 3 of 25 from behind the arc.
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