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January 27, 2010

WVU women ready for Seton Hall

MORGANTOWN — There is very little that is subtle about Mike Carey, the West Virginia University women’s basketball coach.

He lives his life as he wants his team to play the game, straight forward.

And he wasn’t leaving any doubt on Tuesday that the pain from losing a game at Notre Dame had not subsided at all.

“Someone has to pay for a loss and Seton Hall happens to be our next game,” he said. “We have to make a statement the next two games at home to show we’re for real.”

Of course, anything can happen in sports but Carey’s No. 11/16 Mountaineers, now 18-2 on the season, are facing a team that is 8-12 and 0-7 in the Big East, the proverbial knife-wielder in a gun fight.

Even before his team held its Tuesday practice for Wednesday night’s 7 p.m. game at the Coliseum the word had been spread.

“We want to take it out on Seton Hall,” said forward Korinne Campbell.

Seton Hall has eight straight losses, including a 91-24 embarrassment at the hands of Connecticut.

This could be as bad because this is an angry group of Mountaineer women after what transpired in South Bend, Ind.

After the game, Carey could not state exactly how he felt because of league rules against criticizing the officials, so he danced around it.

“We committed 22 fouls, they committed 13. We had two players foul out. They didn’t have any in foul trouble. We couldn’t play defense in the second half because of the fouls,” Carey told a reporter.

“Are you saying the refs beat you?” the reporter said.

“We committed 22 fouls, they committed 13. We had two players foul out. They didn’t have any in foul trouble. We couldn’t play defense in the second half because of the fouls,” Carey repeated.

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