MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Texas fell on Saturday night that they can warm up at the right time.
Courtney Ramey was tied to 19 points as Longhorns West Virginia hit 75-53.
Texas (14-10, 6-5 Big 12) represents almost all aspects of the game to achieve the third win in the last four games. The Longhorns made nine of the poets at the time and set out the Mountaineers 42-34.
"I thought our people had a good job doing what we were trying to do," said Texas coach Shaka Smart. "We lost many of the easiest ones in the first half, but the first six years, as well as good defense, gave us the opportunity to build leadership."
Kerwin Roach II provided 14 points for the Longhorns. 10 rebounds Dylan Osetkowski took.
That Ahmad headed West Virginia West (10-14, 2-9) with 14 points. Seven points, 11 rebounds and four help reached Derek Culver.
When the two teams opened the game with a bad shooting, Texas found a way to put the heat up first, as Roach made a few of 3 heads to take five minutes five minutes in game. West Virginia took one in just over 10 minutes left in both. Ramey hit three of the three points as the half closed at the closing and the Longhorns went into the playground with a 34-28 purchase.
"We looked at each other in the eyes and said we were family," said Ramey. "We wanted to provide our own energy and hit them first."
Texas opened the second half for a score of 17-7. WVU could not be recovered.
"The reality is, they are more able than we," said the committee, WVU Bob Huggins. "We need to do things right, and we did not do things right."
Texas: The Longhorns can warm up at the right time, taking a win over Kansas on January 29 and gave them all the Iowa State they could handle on February 9. With Kansas State and Iowa State at home as well as Big 12 also -the Oklahoma Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and TCU left on schedule, the Longhorns could run for NCAA Tournament bubble.
West Virginia: The proportion of poor shooting of Mountaineers has been discussed over the last two weeks. Saturday's loss lost the seventh double loss on the season and the first double loss at home since 20 February 2016 (76-62 loss by Buddy Hield-led Oklahoma).
The Longhorns could have a case for the NCAA Tournament with Kansas State at home with three of the winnable games against Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Baylor before the Iowa State hosting on March 2.
"I think we're playing well," Smart said. "We have been better. It starts in practice. Our guys have done a great job in drug practice."
West Virginia students' division built the theme Horns Down & # 39; held during the game Saturday. Multiple fans put together two fingers of foam to imitate Hook & # 39; Horns em and they told them when they were announced starting Texas.
"I think there are great fans (at West Virginia)," Smart said. "I think they really understand what it means to be related to one, so some of that is going after the other team."
Marked on Saturday's game but the second time the Longhorn team came into Morgantown since the WVU Texas football team hit Austin, 42-41 on November 3, when Mountaineer's players turned to a fan with the crisis & # 39; Horns Down & # 39 ;.
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The folks seem to have lost after the seventh seventeenth defeat of West Virginia on the season.
"I do not know what to say," said Huggins on a WVU postgame radio show. "My name is totally embarrassed. I do not know what to say and I do not know what to do."
With 14 losses, this is the most played by Huggins in the Mountaineer team ever through February 9.
Texas returned to Austin to host the Big 12 team of Kansas State teams on Tuesday.
West Virginia West will be a week before heading to No. 13 Kansas on February 16.
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