Texas entered the game ranked No. 12 in this week's Top 25 Associated Press basketball poll. [RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

It’s over: West Virginia 64, Texas 58

Entering Monday, the Longhorns had won nine of the last 10 games against the Mountaineers

Posted January 28th, 2019

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  • WVU took a quick while taking advantage of Texas turnovers
  • Next game for Longhorns is Saturday at Oklahoma

Tynice Martin scored 27 points and West Virginia upset 12th-ranked Texas 64-58 Monday night at the Erwin Center.

West Virginia had a big advantage in 3-point shots made (7-1) and the Mountaineers profited from 21 Texas turnovers.

West Virginia improved to 14-5, 6-3 in the Big 12. Texas is 17-4, 7-2.

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Joyner Holmes led Texas with 16 points. Jatarie White had 15 points and 8 rebounds.

Texas trailed by 14 points in the third quarter before Sug Sutton started a Longhorn comeback. A White jumper with 6:40 to play pulled Texas within 51-49.

The Horns would get no closer.

West Virginia took advantage of 12 Texas turnovers in the first half to take a 38-27 lead at the break. Martin scored 16 of her 18 first-half points in the first quarter. An 11-0 scoring run by the Mountaineers help give them a 23-13 lead after the first quarter.

Texas freshman guard Audrey Warren did not play. She suffered a concussion in Saturday’s victory at Texas Tech.

Texas will continue its Big 12 schedule against Oklahoma at 3 p.m. Saturday in Norman. The next home game will be against top-ranked Baylor at 6 p.m. Monday.

NOTES: Texas is not getting much respect in ESPN’s weekly bracketology for teams projected to reach the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns are given a No. 7 seed in the Starkville, Miss., regional. Curiously, Iowa State, a team that Texas beat on the road earlier this month, is given a No. 4 seed.

Teams that are chosen as the top 4 seeds from the 4 regionals — 16 total teams — receive home-court advantage in the first two rounds of the NCAAs.

 

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