FEBRUARY 25, 2015 - Texas Brooke McCarty drives the lane against Oklahoma State Roddricka Patton, left, during the first half of NCAA basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Women’s preview: No. 8 Texas at Texas Tech

Posted February 23rd, 2016

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When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where: United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock

Records: Texas, 24-2, 13-2 Big 12; Tech, 11-15, 2-13

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TV: FSSW

Radio: 104.9

Probable starting lineups

TEXAS
No.Pos.PlayerClassHt.PPGRPG
24FAriel Atkins
Soph.5-1110.94.0
34PImani BoyetteSr.6-711.59.0
1GEmpress DavenportSr.5-97.03.1
11GBrooke McCartySoph.5-411.72.7
2GCelina RodrigoSr.5-65.13.9
UCONN
No.Pos.PlayerClassHt.PPGRPG
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

ABOUT TEXAS

Brooke McCarty scored 18 points Sunday in a 73-50 victory over West Virginia. It was the eighth time this season that McCarty had led the team in scoring.  … Texas has assured itself of finishing no lower  than second in the Big 12 Conference this season, which will be the Longhorns’ best regular-­season finish in Big 12 play since they were second in 2004-­05. … Texas and West Virginia are tied 5-5 in their all-time series. The Longhorns are 4-0 in games played in Austin. … The Longhorns beat Tech 86-62 on Jan. 2 in Austin behind Imani Boyette, who had 24 points and 11 rebounds. … Texas now ranks fifth in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history with 1,005 victories all-time.

ABOUT TEXAS TECH

On Sunday, the Lady Raiders fell to 0-8 on the road in Big 12 play, losing to Kansas State 65-53. … Tech recorded 15 steals against K-State, marking just the third time this season the Lady Raiders have registered that many in a game. The last time came Nov. 21, when Tech totaled 17 steals against Southeastern Louisiana. … Coach Candi Whitaker is 31-55 in three seasons at Tech. … Vista Ridge graduate Japreece Dean leads the Lady Raiders in minutes played per game (31.8), total assists (83) and free-throw shooting percentage (.798). … Tech held K-State standout Breanna Lewis to 14 points and six rebounds, totals that fell well below her season averages.

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