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Women’s preview: No. 12 Texas at UT-Rio Grande Valley

Texas enters the game 8-2 after beating Stetson on Sunday

Posted December 19th, 2018

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No. 12 Texas at UT-Rio Grande Valley

7 p.m. Thursday, UTRGV Fieldhouse, Edinburg, 105.3

Records: Texas 8-2, UT-Rio Grande Valley 7-5

The series: Texas leads 7-0. They haven’t played since 2016, an 85-61 Longhorns victory.

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Texas’ starting lineup

Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — 4.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg

Jatarie White (C, Sr., 6-4) — 11.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg

Sug Sutton (G, Jr., 5-8) — 9.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg

Audrey Warren (G, Fr., 5-9) — 8.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Danni Williams (G, Grad., 5-10) — 9.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg

About the Longhorns: Texas is coming off a 65-46 victory over Stetson on Sunday. Williams led the way with 15 points and eight rebounds in 34 minutes. The Horns outrebounded the Hatters 46-18. Destiny Littleton scored in double figures for the fifth time in 10 games, scoring 10 points. … Holmes made her first start of the young season. … The final non-conference tuneup will be against Northwestern State on Dec. 29 at the Erwin Center. Texas opens its Big 12 schedule with a home game against Oklahoma State on Jan. 2.

UT-Rio Grande Valley’s starting lineup

Madison Northcutt (F, 5-11, Sr.) — 13.7 ppg, 7.6 rpg

Krisynthia Sampson (F, 6-0, Sr.) — 7.8 ppg, 5.7 rpg

Megan Johnson (F, 5-10, Sr.) — 7.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg

Amara Grahm (G, 5-6, So.) — 8.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg

Idil Turk (G, 5-9, Sr.) — 10.7 ppg, 2.2 rpg

About the Vaqueros: This marks their first game since losing a 69-55 home decision to Texas Southern on Dec. 8. … Thursday’s game is an announced sellout at UTRGV. The Vaqueros have announced the Texas game will be a sellout at their 2,500-seat arena. … In the loss to TSU, Northcutt posted a double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds). She went 11-for-16 from the line, tying the ninth-highest single-game total of free throws in program history. … UTRGV was formerly called Pan American. … Guard Ouynne Huggins is part of the All-Western Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ and media second teams.

 

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