Texas forward Jatarie White has helped the Longhorns start the season 2-0. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

It’s over: Texas 65, Stetson 46

After sluggish first half, Longhorns come alive better effort in final 20 minutes

Posted December 16th, 2018

Advertisement
Story highlights
  • Longhorns improve to 8-2, prepare for Thursday game at UT-Rio Grande Valley
  • Texas led at halftime despite shooting 1-for-16 in three-pointers

Transfer guard Danni Williams had a team-high 15 points and 8 rebounds to lift Texas to a 65-46 victory over Stetson Sunday afternoon at the Erwin Center.

The Longhorns had to overcome 25 turnovers in the victory. Freshman Charli Collier scored 13 oints and guard Destiny Littleton scored 10 points to help the Longhorns pull away in the second half.

The 12th-ranked Longhorns improved to 8-2. Stetson is 1-8.

Advertisement

Junior forward Joyner Holmes, who had surgery on her right ankle in October, made her first start of the season.

In arguably UT’s worst half of basketball this season, the sloppy Longhorns earned a 27-19 lead at the break.

Texas committed 12 turnovers against a slow Stetson team and shot 1-for-16 on three-pointers. The Longhorns used an 11-1 edge in offensive rebounds to convert some easy buckets.

Next up for Texas is a date with Texas-Rio Grande Valley at 7 p.m. Thursday in Edinburg. The Horns will then take a Christmas break and return to face Northwestern State in the final non-conference of the season on Dec. 29 at the Erwin Center.

Texas faces Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener for both teams on Jan. 2 at the Erwin Center.

 

News on Bevo Beat is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of Hookem.com is included with an Austin American-Statesman subscription in addition to Statesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe today at statesman.com/subscribe.

Comments