Texas guard Jada Underwood has helped the Longhorns go to 7-1 in the Big 12. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Women’s preview: Texas vs. West Virginia

Longhorns defeated WVU 70-58 earlier this month

Posted January 27th, 2019


No. 12 Texas vs. West Virginia

7 p.m. Monday, Erwin Center, 105.3, FS1

Records: Texas 17-3, 7-1; West Virginia 14-5, 5-3

The series: Texas leads 12-6. Texas has won 9 of the last 10.


Texas’ starting lineup

Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — 10.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg

Jatarie White (C, 6-4, Sr.) — 10.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg

Destiny Littleton (G, 5-9, So.) — 9.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg

Sug Sutton (G, Jr., 5-8) — 12.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg

Danni Williams (G, Grad., 5-10) — 10.7 ppg, 5-0 rpg

About the Longhorns: The Longhorns defeated West Virginia 70-58 earlier this month in Morgantown. … Texas outscored Texas Tech 43-31 in the second half to rally for a 78-71 victory Saturday in Lubbock. Williams led a balanced scoring attack with 16 points white White and Sutton had 12 apiece. … Texas signee Celeste Taylor has been named to the McDonald’s All-America Team. The 5-11 guard from Valley Stream, N.Y., is ranked as the No. 20 overall player — and the No. 7 guard — in the country by ESPNW Hoop Gurlz. … Texas’ next game is Saturday at Oklahoma.

West Virginia’s starting lineup

Naomi Davenport (F, 6-0, Sr.) — 13.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg

Theresa Ekhelar (C, 6-6, Sr.) — 4.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg

Tyrnice Martin (G, 5-11, Sr.) — 17.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg

Lucky Rudd (G, 5-10, Jr.) — 9.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg

Madisen Smith (G, 5-5, Fr.) — 6.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg

About the Mountaineers: Led by Davenport’s fifth double-double of the season, West Virginia defeated Kansas State 60-30 at the WVU Coliseum on Saturday. K-State’s 30 points were the fewest allowed by WVU in a Big 12 game in program history. … The Mountaineers have now won five of their last six Big 12 games and have won four straight at home. WVU outrebounded the Wildcats 53-37. … This marks coach Mike Carey’s 18th season with the Mountaineers. He holds the school record for most victories for a coach with 385. He has been Big 12 coach of the year three times.

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