GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Texas 73, West Virginia 57

Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas - Aliyah Matharu scored 26 points to lead four in double figures and No. 13 Texas cruised to a 73-57 victory over West Virginia.

Matharu was 8 of 16 from the floor and was a point shy of matching a career best. Audrey Warren added a season-high 17 points for Texas (12-3, 2-2 Big 12), which rebounded from a four-point overtime loss at home to Kansas.

Rori Harmon scored 11 points, Lauren Ebo added 10 and each grabbed nine rebounds for Texas, which shot 39% (13 of 33) from the floor in the first half but 53% (9 of 17) in the second.

Ja'Naiya Quinerly and Kirsten Deans scored 19 points each for West Virginia (8-6, 1-3).

The Mountaineers jumped out to a 10-2 advantage, but Texas closed the first quarter on a 17-5 run and then led 39-25 at halftime. Matharu scored six points during a 10-0 surge that stretched the lead to 52-29 lead early in the third. West Virginia pulled to 64-51 with 4:24 remaining but didn't get closer.

Texas scored 19 points off 20 West Virginia turnovers while committing 14. The Longhorns had a season-high 23 turnovers against Kansas.


West Virginia
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
E. Martinez F 18 1-5 0-0 0-0 1-5 2 0 0 1 5 2
Y. Morris C 7 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 0 0 1
M. Smith G 37 0-3 1-2 0-3 0-1 4 1 1 6 4 1
K. Deans G 28 9-13 0-0 1-4 0-3 3 0 0 1 4 19
J. Hemingway G 26 2-5 0-0 0-1 1-1 1 0 1 4 4 4
J. Quinerly 27 8-16 1-1 2-5 0-2 2 0 2 1 2 19
K. Niblack 16 3-5 0-0 0-0 2-3 0 0 0 2 4 6
B. Ejiofor 14 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 4 0
A. Gray 13 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 4
S. Samuel 12 0-1 1-2 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 1
Totals   198 25-53
(.472)
4-7
(.571)
3-13
(.231)
8-25 12 3 4 20 30 57


Texas
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
L. Ebo F 29 1-5 8-8 0-0 3-9 0 1 0 1 2 10
D. Gaston F 14 0-1 2-2 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 0 1 2
J. Allen-Taylor G 39 0-6 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 1 4 2 0
A. Matharu G 37 8-16 8-11 2-8 1-3 2 0 1 3 4 26
R. Harmon G 34 5-10 1-4 0-0 0-9 3 0 5 3 3 11
A. Warren 30 5-6 6-6 1-2 3-4 0 0 2 1 1 17
A. Moore 6 3-5 1-2 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 2 7
K. Hunter 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
S. Holle 3 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Lattimore 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   198 22-50
(.440)
26-33
(.788)
3-11
(.273)
13-34 5 2 9 13 15 73


Officials: Gina Cross, Beverly Roberts, Eric Brewton




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