Texas guard Destiny Littleton (4) celebrates a 3-pointer during an NCAA women's college basketball game against Northwestern State on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Austin, Texas. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Destiny Littleton scores 22 as UT women roll to victory

Posted December 29th, 2018

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Destiny Littleton scored 22 points, one of three Texas players to set career highs, and the No. 13 Longhorns warmed up for conference play with its highest scoring game of the season on Saturday, a 104-66 win over Northwestern State at the Erwin Center.

Sug Sutton had 18 points while Olamide Aborowa scored 17, both career bests, for the Longhorns (10-2), who had five players score in double figures. Sutton also assisted on four baskets and accounted for three steals. Aborowa added six rebounds.

PHOTOS: Texas women top Northwestern St. 104-66.

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Littleton went 11 for 11 from the foul line while amassing a career-high seven assists and six rebounds.

Texas, which opens Big 12 play against Oklahoma State on Wednesday, set a school record as they made 12 of 19 3-pointers for 63 percent. That’s the best percentage Texas has shot from 3-point range in school history. It’s the third-most 3-pointers Texas has made in a game. Sutton was 4 of 4 from distance and Danni Williams went 5 of 7 for 15 points. Williams also tied Jada Underwood for the team lead in rebounds with eight.

The Longhorns shot 54.5 percent (36 of 66) overall. They also had a 47-16 rebounding advantage, including a 25-8 advantage on offensive boards. Texas went 20 of 29 from the foul line while Northwestern State was 4 of 10.

RaVon Nero led the Lady Demons (5-6) with 18 points.

The Longhorns started the game making seven straight shots. Sutton accounted for three 3-pointers in that stretch.

Texas closed the first half with a 13-0 run for a 52-29 lead and opened the second half with 11 straight points. Littleton scored seven of the 11 points in that run. The Longhorns led by as many as 41 in the second half.

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