Texas guard Destiny Littleton (4) contests a shot by Northwestern State guard Nautica Grant (0) during an NCAA women's college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Austin, Texas. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Women’s preview: No. 11 Texas vs. Oklahoma

Posted January 5th, 2019

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Oklahoma at No. 11 Texas

7 p.m. Wednesday, Erwin Center, LHN, 105.3 FM

Records: Texas 12-2, 2-0; Oklahoma 5-8, 1-1

The series: Texas leads 31-25. The Horns swept both games last season — 88-78 in Norman, 79-66 in Austin.

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Texas’ starting lineup

Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — 9.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg

Destiny Littleton (G, 5-9, So.) — 9.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg

Sug Sutton (G, Jr., 5-8) — 11.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg

Audrey Warren (G, Fr., 5-9) — 7.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg

Danni Williams (G, Grad., 5-10) — 10.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg

About the Longhorns: Coach Karen Aston said there is still “no timetable” for freshman center Sedona Prince’s return from a broken leg suffered in August. She has not been cleared to play. … Sutton scored a career-high 19 points as Texas defeated West Virginia 70-58 on Sunday in Morgantown. Littleton hit a new career-high in three-point baskets made with four. The sophomore also played a career-high 34 minutes. Senior forward Olamide Aborowa, making her second straight start, tied her career-high with nine rebounds and also contributed six points in 22 minutes. … The next game for Texas will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Iowa State.

Oklahoma’s starting lineup

Mandy Simpson (F, 6-0, So.) — 5.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg

Madi Williams (C, 6-0, Fr.) — 13.3 ppg, 9.8 rpg

Shaina Pellington (G, 5-7, So.) — 16.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg

Taylor Robertson (G, 5-7, Fr.) — 17.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg

Tatum Veitenheimer (G, 5-8, Fr.) — 6.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg

About the Sooners: The youngest team in the Big 12 has seven freshmen on its 12-player roster, including three in the starting lineup. … The Sooners are coming off an 86-56 loss at Kansas State on Saturday. Sophomore guard Ana Llanusa led OU with a season-high 14 points and five rebounds off the bench.  Robertson added 12 points and knocked down a pair of 3-pointers. OU was limited to a season-low .280 clip (14-of-50) from the field and finished 5-for-22 (.227) from behind the arc.

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