The No. 18 West Virginia women's basketball team went cold at the wrong time, missing five field goal attempts and two free throws over the final 2:26 in a 66-63 to Texas Saturday in Austin, Texas.
It was the first road loss for the Mountaineers while Texas remained unbeaten at home.
The Longhorns used a 9-1 run late in the second half to erase a five-point deficit and claim a 65-62 lead with 2:50 to go.
"Texas played harder than we did in the first half," WVU coach Mike Carey said. "We stood around and it cost us down the stretch. We had opportunities and took some bad shots."
Nneka Enemkpali scored 15 points and grabbed 21 rebounds for the Longhorns (13-6 overall, 4-3 Big 12) as Texas held a 46-27 rebounding advantage. Brady Sanders scored 14 for Texas and Nekia Jones had 11.
West Virginia's Bria Holmes led all scorers with 18 points while Averee Fields contributed 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals.
The Mountaineers (17-3, 6-2) will host Iowa State at 7 p.m. Wednesday. WVU earned a 73-59 win over the Cyclones in Ames, Iowa, in their first meeting this season.
COLLEGE WRESTLING: Wheeling Jesuit took home first place with a score of 132.5 at the West Virginia College Wrestling Invitational Saturday at West Liberty.
WVU Tech finished in third place (81.0) and West Virginia finished sixth (65.5).
WVU's John Pellegrino won the 125-pound division with a 7-4 decision over West Liberty's Zach Brown and WVU Tech's Bradley Ponchak finished second in the 165-pound class.
WVU SPORTS: West Virginia finished in third place at the Youngstown State University College Invitational Friday in Youngstown, Ohio.