MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Bria Holmes scored 23 points and Lanay Montgomery had 15 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks to help No. 24 West Virginia close out Iowa State 57-47 Wednesday night.
It was tied at 45-all with 3:19 left to play before West Virginia closed on a 12-2 run. Montgomery started the spurt with a 3-point play and Holmes knocked down two free throws with 57.5 seconds left for a two possession lead.
Arielle Roberson tied a career-high with 17 boards for West Virginia (19-6, 8-4 Big 12), which outrebounded Iowa State 51-33. Montgomery recorded the ninth double-double of her career.
Holmes had 12 points in the first half and Roberson grabbed nine rebounds as the Mountaineers had a 26-21 halftime lead.
Seanna Johnson led Iowa State (12-11, 4-8) with 19 points and eight rebounds. Jadda Buckley added 17 points for the Cyclones, who have dropped seven of their last eight.