PITTSBURGH -- Madina Ali had 21 points and 13 rebounds and West Virginia (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) snapped a three-game losing streak with a 90-79 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Sarah Miles had season highs with 19 points and nine assists for the Mountaineers (21-6, 7-6 Big East), who came into the game having lost five of six after a 19-1 start.
The victory was the 200th at West Virginia for coach Mike Carey, in his 10th season at the school.
Taneisha Harrison had 28 points for Pitt (13-13, 5-8), which had won four of its previous five.
West Virginia went on a 10-1 run midway through the first half and led by at least 10 from that point until there was 1:03 to play. The Mountaineers led by as many as 21 in the second half.
The Panthers set season highs in free throws attempted (34) and made (28).
espnW's Mechelle Voepel says it is alarming that women's basketball stands alone in the latest Notice of Allegations that North Carolina received from the NCAA and explains how the notice has impacted the Tar Heels' recruiting.
ESPN women's basketball bracketologist Charlie Creme explains why he placed Connecticut at number four in his current preseason rankings and whether it would be good for the sport if the Huskies didn't win the national title next season.