"I think that West Virginia has the potential to be a Sweet 16 team," Marshall coach Matt Daniel said. "They are athletic, big and have all the tools and a huge part of that is the experience. They're a senior-laden team and they've been through the wars together.
"I wouldn't be surprised if they won the Big 12 ... They're as good of a team as I've seen. I haven't seen everybody play, I haven't seen UConn play, I haven't seen Stanford play, I haven't seen Tennessee play, but what I've seen flipping through channels, they're as good of a team as I've seen."
If the Mountaineers do go on to reach lofty heights, a big reason will be Bussie and the offense that runs through her.
It sometimes resembles Dwight Howard's old Orlando Magic teams, in that she can usually get the best of a 1-on-1 situation or find an open 3-point shooter if the defense collapses around her and, as they proved on Saturday, West Virginia has plenty of those.
"We're where we need to be right now," Carey said. "Do we have a long way to go? Absolutely. We have a long way to go.
"But I like the chemistry. I like the players. The players are great young ladies, they all get along well and we're 10 deep. That's great to be 10 deep. I think we're deeper this year than we've ever been, and it's really nice to have Asya Bussie."
Norrisha Victrum hit a trio of 3-pointers and led Marshall with 13 points and Erica Woods added 11.
The win gives WVU a 37-16 advantage in the all-time series. The Mountaineers have won nine in a row, dating back to an 82-76 Marshall win in 2005.
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