Texas's Imani Boyette rebounds between Northwestern State's Shahd Abbound, left, and Beatrice Attura during the first half of play at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Tx., on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Texas beat Northwestern State 86-33. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Texas 70, Rice 47: Brianna Taylor rolls through Owls, so do Longhorns

Posted November 21st, 2015

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HOUSTON — Brianna Taylor scored 19 points and No. 11 Texas rolled to a 70-47 victory over Rice on Saturday.

Texas (3-0) outscored the Owls 14-2 in the third quarter.

Taylor was 8 of 11 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds. Brooke McCarty scored 11 points, and Lashann Higgs added 10 for the Longhorns. Imani Boyette chipped in 4 points with three steals and three blocks.

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Shani Rainey scored 20 points on 5-of-8 shooting to lead the Owls (0-3), who are winless under first-year head coach Tina Langley.

Taylor had 9 points in the first half and the Longhorns had a 32-28 halftime lead. Taylor scored 6 of the Longhorns 14 points in the third quarter while the Owls shot 1 for 9 from the floor, and missed four free throws.

Texas is 34-1 in the series, including 16-1 at Houston.

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