Texas starters, Danni Williams, (3, Sug Sutto, (1), Joyner Holmes, (24), Jatarie White, (40), and Jada Underwood, (12), left to right, ready to be introduced before taking the court against Kansas during the first half of NCAA basketball game, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019, in Austin, Texas. [Rodolfo Gonzalez for AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Women’s preview: No. 18 Texas vs. No. 20 Iowa State

Posted March 1st, 2019


No. 18 Texas vs. No. 20 Iowa State

7 p.m. Saturday, Erwin Center, LHN, 105.3

Records: Texas 21-7, 11-5; Iowa State 21-7, 11-5

The series: Tied 18-18. Texas won 64-62 on Jan. 12 in Ames.


Texas’ starting lineup

Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — 11.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg

Jatarie White (C, 6-4, Sr.) — 10.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg

Destiny Littleton (G, 5-9, So.) — 9.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg

Sug Sutton (G, 5-8, Jr.) — 12.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg

Danni Williams (G, 5-10, Grad) — 11.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg

About the Longhorns: A chance to be the No. 2 seed in the Big 12 tournament could be at stake in the final home game of the regular season. This is the last home game for three seniors — Olamida Aborowa, White and Williams. … Texas is coming off a 64-35 loss to No. 1 Baylor on Monday. It was UT’s second-lowest point total in team history (Texas scored 31 vs. Abilene Christian on March 5, 1976). … On a positive note, Texas has outrebounded 114 of its last 133 opponents. When the Horns won the battle of the boards 46-44 on Monday, it marked the first time this season that Baylor was outrebounded. … Texas closes the regular season Tuesday night at TCU. The Big 12 tournament is March 8-11 in Oklahoma City.

Iowa State’s starting lineup

Madison Wise (F, 6-1, So.) — 8.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg

Kristin Scott (C, 6-3, So.) — 13.6 ppg, 7.2 rpg

Ashley Joens (G, 6-0, Fr.) — 11.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Alexa Middleton (G, 5-9, Sr.) — 9.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg

Bridget Carleton (G, 6-1, Sr.) — 22.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg

About the Cyclones: Coach Bill Fennelly won his 500th game at Iowa State on Wednesday, a 64-62 victory at Texas Tech. The Cyclones rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win on Carleton’s layup with 3.6 seconds to play. Carleton, the Big 12’s leading scorer, scored all 27 of her points in the second half, 15 in the decisive fourth quarter. It was her 38th career game with at least 20 points, 20 of those coming this year. … The Cyclones extended their NCAA record to 763 games with at least one made 3-pointer. … With 10 points, Scott recorded her 22nd career game with double-digit scoring, 21 coming this year. … Iowa State closes its regular season Monday night with a home game against Kansas.

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