Celeste Taylor, seen in previous action, scored 22 points and collected 10 rebounds against TCU. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Women's Basketball

Texas rallies to top No. 25 TCU

Celeste Taylor, Joyner Holmes and Charli Collier record double-doubles.

Posted February 27th, 2020

Story highlights
  • TCU loss secures Big 12 crown for Baylor.
  • Horns improve to 17-10 overall and 8-7 in conference with road win.
  • UT behind at halftime, but fast start in third quarter is springboard to victory.

FORT WORTH — Celeste Taylor scored 13 of her career-high 22 points and Joyner Holmes recorded all 15 of hers in the second half as Texas rallied to beat No. 25 TCU 77-67 Wednesday night.

With the loss by TCU (20-6, 11-4), second-ranked Baylor (15-0) clinched the Big 12 championship outright.

The Lady Frogs led 35-26 at halftime behind Jaycee Bradley’s 10 points. But the Longhorns (17-10, 8-7) scored the first 12 points of the third quarter and kept the lead, extending it to 12 with six consecutive points to open the fourth quarter. The closest TCU got after that was six points midway through the final period.


Three Longhorns finished with double-doubles: Taylor grabbed 10 rebounds and Holmes had 12, while Charli Collier had 16 points and 16 rebounds. Sug Sutton had 10 assists, giving her 408 in her career, to go with eight points.

Texas scored 25 points off 20 TCU turnovers.

Lauren Heard scored 19 points, Kianna Ray 16 and Bradley 14 for TCU, which shot 29% in the second half.

TCU won at Texas 65-63 Jan. 3 and was looking to sweep a season series from the Longhorns for the first time. The loss came the same week TCU entered the Top 25 for the first time this season.

Next up for Texas is a 7 p.m. game Saturday against Oklahoma at the Erwin Center.