Texas players celebrate from the bench during a first-round women's college basketball game against Alabama State in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Texas won 86-42. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

NCAA tournament preview: No. 7 Texas vs. Missouri

Posted March 18th, 2016


When: 8 p.m. Monday

Where: Erwin Center (16,500)

Records: Missouri 22-9; Texas, 29-4



Radio: 104.9, 1260

Note: Winner advances to Sweet16 round in Bridgeport, Conn.

Probable starting lineups

24FAriel Atkins
34PImani BoyetteSr.6-711.59.0
1GEmpress DavenportSr.5-97.03.1
11GBrooke McCartySoph.5-411.72.7
2GCelina RodrigoSr.5-65.13.9
30FBreanna StewartSr.6-419.38.6
3FMorgan TuckSr.6-29.31.9
33GKatie SamuelsonJr.5-911.23.3
11GKia NurseSoph.6-09.31.9
4GMoriah JeffersonSr.5-712.72.6

Missouri update

The Tigers broke a three game losing streak by defeating BYU 78-69 in a first-round tournament game Monday night. Missouri shot 57 percent from the field. Sophie Cunningham contributed 20 points, five rebounds and three steals while Jordan Frericks added 19 points and a game-high nine boards. The Tigers improved their tournament record to 5-9. It came exactly 15 years since their last victory in the NCAAs.  Head coach Robin Pingeton earned her first career NCAA Tournament victory as a head coach. She is 1-2 all-time in the NCAA Tournament after previously leading Illinois State to two appearances.

Texas update

The Longhorns defeated Alabama State 86-42 in a first-round matchup on Saturday. Texas improved to 36- 27 (.571) all­‐time in NCAA Tournament games, including an 11‐4 mark when the team is a No. 2 seed. The 44-margin of victory tied the all-time UT record for largest blowout (90-46 over Hampton in 2003). The Longhorns held the Hornets to 22.2 percent shooting, the lowest offensive percentage for a UT opponent this year. Brooke McCarty scored 13 points, the 22nd time in 33 games she has scored in double figures. As for Missouri, a former Big 12 opponent, the Horns hold a 22-2 all-time edge in the series.









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