Fourth quarter dooms Texas in a loss to West Virginia

Texas guard Joanne Allen-Taylor (11) expresses surprise after she was called for a charging foul against West Virginia's Kirsten Deans (3) at the Erwin Center in Austin on Saturday. The Longhorns struggled near the end of the game as they fell to West Virginia for a second time this season.

As fans trickled out of a mostly-empty Erwin Center on Saturday night, West Virginia basketball players could be heard cheering in their locker room.

And why not hoot and holler? The Mountaineers had silenced Texas for the second time this season. Four weeks ago, West Virginia handed Texas a 34-point loss in Morgantown. This time around, it was an 81-75 decision that extended the 21st-ranked Mountaineers’ winning streak to 10.

Texas, though, wasn’t ready to pat itself on the back for keeping the score closer. For UT coach Vic Schaefer, a loss carried more weight than a moral victory.

“I ain’t in it for that,” said Schaefer after referencing a participation trophy. “We played good enough to win tonight, but we played bad enough to lose.”

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