Texas guard Jada Underwood (12) drives against West Virginia forward Naomi Davenport (0) on Jan. 28, 2019 in Austin. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Women’s preview: Texas vs. West Virginia

Posted February 16th, 2020


Texas vs. West Virginia

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Erwin Center


TV/radio: FS1/105.3 FM The Bat

About the series: Texas leads 12-7

West Virginia (15-8, 5-7 Big 12)
2GKysre GondrezickJr.5-816.13.4
5GTynice MartinSr.5-1015.24.5
14FKari NiblackSoph.6-19.57.0
22CBlessing EjioforJr.6-52.55.2
30GMadisen SmithSoph.5-56.53.1*
Coach: Mike Carey (408-213, 19th season at WVU; 696-315, 32nd year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Mountaineers: Once ranked as high as 17th in the AP poll, West Virginia has lost seven of its last nine games. West Virginia did beat Texas Tech on Saturday. … Earlier of this year, West Virginia rallied from a last-minute deficit in a 68-63 win over Texas in Morgantown. … Among the Big 12’s 3-point shooters, only Oklahoma’s Taylor Robertson (112) has knocked down more attempts than Gondrezick (52). Gondrezick was in the concussion protocol and missed Saturday’s game, but she is still listed by West Virginia as a probable starter. … Niblack is averaging two blocks per game.

Texas (15-9, 7-5 Big 12)
0GCeleste TaylorFr.5-119.14.7
1GSug SuttonSr.5-810.94.0*
12GJada UnderwoodSr.6-05.03.7
24FJoyner HolmesSr.6-313.19.0
35FCharli CollierSoph.6-513.210.3
Coach: Karen Aston (180-81, 8th year at Texas; 281-144, 13th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Longhorns: In its last two home games, Texas has been outscored 133-95 in losses to Baylor and Iowa State. UT is also coming off a 82-67 loss at Kansas, a Saturday slip-up that snapped a 15-game winning streak against the Jayhawks. … Texas is currently in third place in the Big 12’s standings. … The starting lineup that Texas used against Kansas — Sutton, Underwood, Holmes, Collier and guard Joanne Allen-Taylor — was the seventh different combination that the team has started this winter. … Texas has won the rebounding battle in 17 of its games.

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