Behind 46 rebounds, Texas knocks off No. 18 West Virginia 66-63
AUSTIN, Texas -- 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.
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Nikki Moody scored nine of her nine of 20 points in overtime and No. 20 Iowa State held off Texas Tech 85-76 Saturday night.
Moody opened the overtime with a 3-pointer and, after Ivonne Cook-Taylor hit a jumper 27 seconds later, knocked down a jumper to give the Cyclones a 77-74 lead. After layups by Seanna Johnson - on which Moody assisted - and Moody pushed the Cyclones' lead to 81-74, Amber Battle answered with a layup that would prove to be the Lady Raiders' final points.
Iowa State (15-4, 4-4 Big 12) held Tech (6-13, 0-8) without a field goal for 3:13 in overtime and opened the extra frame with a 9-2 run.
Moody's jumper with 34 seconds left in regulation gave Iowa State a 72-70 advantage, but Battle tied the game 14 seconds later.
Iowa State missed two shots in the final seconds.
Battle finished with 24 points.
MALIBU, Calif. -- Lindsay Sherbert came off the bench to score 16 points and No. 25 Gonzaga held an opponent below 40 points for the third time, coasting to a 69-39 win against Pepperdine on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (18-3, 8-1), who won their eighth consecutive and 10th in a row against Pepperdine, have allowed less than 50 points nine times. They out-scored the Waves (5-15, 1-7) 38-15 in the second half and forced 23 turnovers.
Sunny Greinacher added 13 points and Haiden Palmer 11 for GU, which had a 37-28 rebounding advantage, including 15-6 on the offensive end.
No player reached double figures for Pepperdine, which was without leading scorer Bria Richardson (16.9) and only had eight players.
With Sherbert scoring 10 points, Gonzaga led 31-23 at the half. The Bulldogs opened the second half with a 10-2 run and was never threatened. They hit 10 3s while Pepperdine was 2-12.