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College basketball: Mike Carey named Big 12 Coach of the Year

By From staff reports

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- In only his second season in the Big 12 Conference, West Virginia women's basketball coach Mike Carey has been named the Big 12 Coach of the Year.

Carey led the No. 7 West Virginia women's basketball team to the most regular-season wins in program history, including a 16-2 Big 12 record for a share of the regular-season conference title. This season's honor marks the third time coach Carey has been named a conference coach of the year, since earning the Big East coaching recognition in 2003-04 and in 2009-10.

In addition to the coaching honor, five additional honors were given to the West Virginia women's basketball team.

Senior center Asya Bussie was named to the All-Big 12 First Team and the Big 12 All-Defensive Team. Sophomore guard Bria Holmes was a Unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection. Senior guard Taylor Palmer earned the Big 12's Sixth Man Award, while senior Jess Harlee joined Bussie on the Big 12 All-Defensive Team.


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