No. 12 Texas vs. Texas Tech
Noon Saturday, Lubbock, 105.3
Records: Texas 16-3, 6-1; Texas Tech 10-8, 1-6
The series: Texas leads 71-29. Longhorns have won 10 straight over the Lady Raiders.
Texas’ starting lineup
Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — 10.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg
Jatarie White (C, 6-4, Sr.) — 10.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg
Destiny Littleton (G, 5-9, So.) — 9.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg
Sug Sutton (G, Jr., 5-8) — 12.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg
Danni Williams (G, Grad., 5-10) — 10.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg
About the Longhorns: Texas is coming off Wednesday’s 62-43 home victory over Kansas. The Horns, who never trailed, were led by Sutton’s 18 points. Holmes had 15 points in 18 minutes. The Longhorns out-rebounded the Jayhawks 42-36. Texas has won or tied for the battle of the boards in 17 of the 19 games it has played this season and 106 of the last 124 games. It was UT’s 13th straight victory over the Jayhawks. … Last season, Texas defeated Texas Tech in Lubbock 90-39. … Looking ahead, Texas will play host to West Virginia Monday night at the Erwin Center and will take on Oklahoma next Saturday in Norman.
Texas Tech’s starting lineup
Brittany Brewer (F, 6-5, Jr.) — 17.8 ppg, 10.0 rpg
Chrislyn Carr (G, 5-5, Fr.) — 19.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg
Sydney Goodson (G, 5-8, So.) — 9.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg
Zuri Sanders (G, 5-8, Sr.) — 7.7 ppg, 11.7 rpg
Mia Castaneda (G, 5-6, Jr.) — 3.1 ppg, 0.7 rpg
About the Lady Raiders: Despite a combined 38 points from Brewer and Carr, Texas Tech was beaten Wednesday at West Virginia 68-65. Texas Tech won the rebounding battle 46-37. … Carr has scored at least 19 points in 13 of her last 14 games. Junior post Erin DeGrate recorded her second double-double (12 points, 12 rebounds) in the loss. … This is the first season in Lubbock for coach Marlene Stollings, whose career record is 152-100. She has also served as head coach at New Mexico State, Winthrop, Virginia Commonwealth and Minnesota. … The Lady Raiders are vastly improved from the team that went 7-23, 1-17 in the Big 12 last year.
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