Texas Women's Basketball: Madison Booker, UT hand WVU first loss of season

#10 Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball travel to Morgantown to take on the #24 West Virginia Mountaineers. It's a big matchup because West Virginia was one of the last remaining undefeated teams in the Big 12. Freshman forward Madison Booker's double-double would give the Mountaineers their first loss of the year today. Here is the game summary if you missed today's game.

Texas' forward Madison Booker (35) dribbles the ball against Texas Tech during a Big 12 women's
Texas' forward Madison Booker (35) dribbles the ball against Texas Tech during a Big 12 women's / Annie Rice/Avalanche-Journal / USA TODAY
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Texas Women's Basketball continued their road trip with a stop in Morgantown, West Virginia to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Mountaineers are one of the last remaining undefeated teams in the Big 12 going into the game today. Madison Booker's double-double would lead the Longhorns to a 70-49 victory over the #24 West Virginia Mountaineers, giving them their first loss of the season. Here is the game summary if you missed today's matchup against the Mountaineers.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. West Virginia Mountaineers: First Quarter

The Longhorns were caught off guard as the Mountaineers came out with the half-court press. Sophomore forward Amina Muhammad would score the first points of the game for the Longhorns. The Mountaineers are having success running the full-court press against the Longhorns. The press has slowed down the Longhorn's offense in the first quarter. Senior forward Taylor Jones would score her first basket on the easy layup. That would be her first basket since December after sitting out due to an injury. The Longhorns would lead 13-7 at the first media timeout.

Jump balls have been the theme in the first quarter. Both teams have dove for the ball to make sure they keep possession. Texas would increase their lead to 12 after Junior forward Aaliyah Moore's free throws. Texas Women's Basketball Coach Vic Schaefer is furious as his team allows West Virginia to fight back into the game in the final minute of the first quarter. Longhorns lead 23-17 after the first quarter.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. West Virginia Mountaineers: Second Quarter

Senior guard Shaylee Gonzales would open the scoring for the Longhorns in the second quarter. West Virginia would bait Booker into a foul but only made one free throw. She would make up for it on the other end of the court with a jump shot to bring the Longhorns' lead back up to ten. Texas would lead West Virginia 33-22 at the media timeout.

The Mountaineers have attempted a ton of three-point shots so far in the game and only made three of them. West Virginia has abandoned the full-court press with 3:30 remaining in the second quarter. Booker would hit a jumper around 1:30 left and force West Virginia Women's Basketball Head Coach Mark Kellogg to take a timeout. The Texas Longhorns would lead 37-25 at halftime.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. West Virginia Mountaineers: Third Quarter

Gonzales would open up the scoring in the third quarter with a three-pointer. Muhammed would grab an offensive rebound and put it back up for the easy layup. The Mountaineers would return to the full-court press, trying to slow down Texas. Kellogg will take a timeout to refocus the Mountaineers.

The Mountaineers are starting to get into foul trouble midway through the third quarter. The Longhorns currently lead the Mountaineers by 20 midway through the third quarter. Jones would score an easy layup after the Mountaineers only made one of their free throws after the media timeout. Texas would force West Virginia into a shot clock violation and get the turnover. Texas would lead by 22 entering the fourth quarter.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. West Virginia Mountaineers: Fourth Quarter

West Virginia would miss another three-pointer, and Texas would get the ball. Moore would make the jumper to increase the lead to 25. Texas would easily navigate the full-court press by West Virginia to score two points on the other end. The Mountaineers are trying to make it a game. Texas leads West Virginia by 23 midway through the fourth quarter.

West Virginia would commit the offensive foul out of the media timeout, and the Longhorns would take possession of the ball. Moore would finish at the rim with a layup as the game looks out of reach now for West Virginia. Texas would commit an over-and-back violation, and West Virginia would get the ball. The Longhorns will go on to win 70-49 over the Mountaineers. Texas Women's Basketball will return to Austin as they take on TCU at the Moody Center on Jan.10.

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