Jan. 5, 2010

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -Liz Repella scored all 16 of her points in the second half, and No. 22 West Virginia won its 12th straight, outlasting Pittsburgh 63-59 on Tuesday night.

Repella made two free throws with 6.3 seconds left to put the Mountaineers (14-1, 2-0 Big East) up by four points. The winning streak is West Virginia's longest since winning 22 straight during the 1991-92 season.

Down 27-26, Repella made her first field goal and gave the Mountaineers their first lead of the second half. Her first 3-pointer with 14:33 left ignited a 12-5 run.

Jania Sims scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the field for Pittsburgh (11-4, 0-2).

Pitt pulled within two points after Sims made two free throws with 15.7 seconds remaining, but West Virginia made four straight free throws, the last two by Repella, to seal the victory.