West Virginia filed a civil lawsuit against the Big East on Monday in an attempt to exit the conference in 2012 to join the Big 12, squarely blaming commissioner John Marinatto for the instability of the conference.
No. 21 West Virginia 90, Pittsburgh 79
Madina Ali had 21 points and 13 rebounds and No. 21 West Virginia snapped a three-game losing streak with a 90-79 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Pittsburgh 60, No. 14 West Virginia 53
Korinne Campbell had 15 points and nine rebounds and West Virginia (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP) won its 15th straight game, 69-54 over Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Liz Repella scored all 16 of her points in the second half and West Virginia won its 12th straight, outlasting Pittsburgh 63-59.
Shavonte Zellous scored 25 points, overcoming first-half foul trouble, to help Pittsburgh (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) beat West Virginia 72-60 on Tuesday night.
Shavonte Zellous had 34 points and Pittsburgh scored the game's last eight points to beat West Virginia 72-63 in the Big East opener for both schools Sunday.
Shayla Scott had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Pittsburgh pulled away early in the second half for an 85-37 victory over West Virginia State on Saturday.
Shavonte Zellous scored 29 points to help Pittsburgh beat No. 13 West Virginia 77-75 in overtime, ending a four-game losing streak for the Panthers.
Olayinka Sanni scored 17 points and 11th-ranked West Virginia used a 16-2 run to start the second half to beat No. 18 Pittsburgh 56-35 on Wednesday night.