Texas guard Lashann Higgs drives around Oklahoma guard Maddie Manning during an NCAA women's college basketball game at the Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. [NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

No. 15 Texas women’s basketball team falls to South Florida

Posted November 8th, 2019

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP)—Enna Pehadzic scored 16 points with three 3-pointers and South Florida upset the No. 15 Texas women’s basketball team 64-57, spoiling the Longhorns’ season opener on Friday night.

Bethy Mununga added a career-high 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Bulls (2-0).

South Florida took the lead for good at 56-54 on Pehadzic’s 3-pointer with 3:54 left. The Bulls made 8 of 10 free throws from there while the Longhorns missed four of their final five shots from the field.

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Joyner Holmes had 15 points on 6 of 12 shooting and made 10 rebounds for the Longhorns. Lashann Higgs led all scorers with 17 points, but it wasn’t enough to give Texas the edge. Charli Collier had a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds for Texas.

South Florida had an 8-0 run in the first quarter and had the largest lead of the game at 15-7 early in the second. Texas erased the deficit with an 8-0 run and tied it again at 19-all but didn’t take the lead until a 9-2 run early in the fourth quarter made it 52-49. The teams went back and forth until the Bulls pulled away late.

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