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.
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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