Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

January 25, 2014

Texas nips No. 18 West Virginia

AUSTIN, Texas — Nneka Enemkpali scored 15 points and Brady Sanders had 14 as Texas knocked off No. 18 West Virginia 66-63 on Saturday.

Texas (13-6, 4-3 Big 12) out-rebounded West Virginia (17-3, 6-2) 46-27, paced by Enemkpali with 21, a career high. Nekia Jones added 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting.

Bria Holmes led the Mountaineers with 18 points, while Averee Fields chipped in with 12.

The Longhorns used an 8-0 run, highlighted by a Chassidy Fussell 3-pointer, to go up 28-21 with 5:04 left in the first half and led 40-33 at the break.

West Virginia opened the second half with an 11-4 run to capture the lead at 45-44. But Texas tied it at 61 on a pair of Sanders free throws with 4:19 left as the Mountaineers missed their final six shots and made just 2 of 5 free throws down the stretch.

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