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Deans scores 30, No. 21 W. Virginia women beat Texas 81-75

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The Associated Press
The Associated Press
 2021-02-07
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kirsten Deans scored a career-high 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting, Kysre Gondrezick added 20 points, and No. 21 West Virginia beat Texas 81-75 on Saturday night for the Mountaineers’ 10th win in a row.

Esmery Martinez had 12 points and 13 rebounds — her 10th double-double of the season — and Kari Niblack scored 10 points for West Virginia (15-2, 9-2 Big 12).

Lauren Ebo made a jumper that trimmed the Longhorns’ deficit to 74-72 with 2:47 to play but about 30 seconds later they were called for a 5-second violation on an inbounds play. Deans answered with a jumper and then, after the West Virginia defense got a stop, Martinez made a layup to make it a six-point lead with 1:23 to go.