Guard Sug Sutton, seen in an earlier game, scored 19 points in the Longhorns' road victory Sunday. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT

Sutton, Littleton help Texas women top West Virginia

No. 13 Longhorns improve to 12-2 overall, 2-0 in Big 12

Posted January 6th, 2019

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Story highlights
  • Texas has won five games in a row,
  • Littleton has three 3-pointers in the pivotal third quarter.
  • Oklahoma is next up for the Horns.

Sug Sutton scored 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and Destiny Littleton had three 3-pointers in the pivotal third quarter as No. 13 Texas defeated West Virginia 70-58 Sunday in Morgantown, W.Va.

The Longhorns (12-2, 2-0 Big 12), who have won five straight, were down two at halftime, but Littleton helped build a 48-40 lead entering the fourth quarter. When she opened the final quarter with her fourth 3 in the midst of what turned out to be an 11-0 run, Texas had a double-figure lead it kept until West Virginia scored eight straight late.

After the Mountaineers cut it to 64-58 on Madisen Smith’s 3-pointer with 48 seconds left, the Longhorns closed the game with the final six points.

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Littleton went 4 of 5 from distance and had 16 points. Texas was 8 of 14 from behind the arc, 18 of 48 inside and just 10 of 17 at the line, including 5 of 9 in the fourth quarter.

Naomi Davenport hit 10 of 17 shots and scored 26 points for the Mountaineers (9-4, 0-2), but her teammates were 9-for-32.

Texas will host Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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