West Virginia guard Tynice Martin (5) and forward Kari Niblack (14) fight for possession of the ball with Texas guard Sug Sutton (1) on Jan. 28, 2019 in Austin. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Women’s preview: Texas at No. 19 West Virginia

Posted January 11th, 2020


Texas at No. 19 West Virginia

When: 12 p.m. Sunday

Where: WVU Coliseum


TV/radio: Fox Sports Net/105.3 FM The Bat

About the series: Texas leads 12-6

Texas (9-5, 1-1 Big 12)
1GSug SuttonSr.5-810.63.6*
0GCeleste TaylorFr.5-118.64.2
12GJada UnderwoodSr.6-05.33.9
24FJoyner HolmesSr.6-314.79.4
35FCharli CollierSoph.6-513.810.6
Coach: Karen Aston (174-77, 8th year at Texas; 275-140, 13th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Longhorns: UT has used the same starting lineup in each of its past six contests. … Texas is 2-2 in true road games this season. The Longhorns have recorded wins over No. 17 Tennessee and Iowa State in its last two tests away from Austin. … The six turnovers committed at Iowa State on Monday were tied for the third-fewest in school history. … Senior guard Lashann Higgs needs seven more points to bypass Joy Williams (1,164) for 30th place on UT’s all-time scoring chart.

No. 19 West Virginia (12-1, 2-0 Big 12)
30GMadisen SmithSoph.5-57.23.5*
2GKysre GondrezickJr.5-817.73.9
5GTynice MartinSr.5-1016.34.1
14FKari NiblackSoph.6-19.66.5
22CBlessing EjioforJr.6-51.75.2
Coach: Mike Carey (405-206, 19th season at WVU; 693-308, 32nd year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Mountaineers: West Virginia has lost four straight home games against Texas. … Martin, who is a redshirt senior, dropped 27 points during last year’s 64-58 win at the Erwin Center. Joked Aston this week: “I thought she graduated. When is she going to leave?” … During its current eight-game winning streak, West Virginia took out Mississippi State and Michigan State teams that were ranked 10th and 19th at the time. … Niblack is responsible for 31 of West Virginia’s 63 blocks.

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