Women's Basketball falls 68-55 to West Virginia in NCAA First Round
March 17, 2012
NORFOLK, Va. -- Taylor Palmer scored 13 of her 18 points in the second half and West Virginia held on after squandering most of a 15-point lead to beat Texas 68-55 in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament.
The Mountaineers (24-9) led 48-33 with 10 minutes to play, then saw the Longhorns close within 51-48 with 5 1/2 minutes to go. But after West Virginia went almost five minutes without a basket, Palmer swished a 3-pointer from the right wing.
Asya Bussie added 12 points for West Virginia.
-Texas is now 32-25 all-time in the NCAA tournament
-Recorded her second double-double of the season and 12th of her career.
-Reached double-figure scoring (10 points) for the 21st time this season and the 67th time in her career.
-Finished her career at Texas with 1,047 points, 316 rebounds, 360 assists and 208 steals
-Became just the second player in school history to shoot 90 percent or better from the line (Kim Lummus, 1998-99, 45-48 FT, .938)