Posted: Jan 25, 2014 4:24 PM
Updated: Jan 25, 2014 4:25 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) 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.