Texas guard Destiny Littleton has contributed 9.5 points per game to give the Longhorns some offensive punch. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Women’s preview: No. 12 Texas at Oklahoma

Longhorns defeated OU 73-63 in January in Austin

Posted February 1st, 2019


No. 12 Texas at Oklahoma

3 p.m. Saturday, Norman, Okla., 105.3, Fox Sports Southwest

Records: Texas 17-4, 7-2; Oklahoma 5-14, 1-7

The series: Texas leads 32-25. Longhorns beat the Sooners 73-63 on Jan. 9 in Austin.


Texas’ starting lineup

Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — 10.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg

Jatarie White (C, 6-4, Sr.) — 10.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg

Destiny Littleton (G, 5-9, So.) — 9.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg

Sug Sutton (G, Jr., 5-8) — 12.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg

Danni Williams (G, Grad., 5-10) — 10.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg

About the Longhorns: The Longhorns hope to rebound from Monday’s 64-58 loss to West Virginia. Holmes scored a team-high 16 points but the Horns could not overcome a 14-point second-half deficit. … White had one of her best individual games of the year, scoring 15 points while going 6-for-7 from the field and grabbing eight rebounds. … Freshman Audrey Warren (concussion) did not play Monday and it’s uncertain when she will return. … Up next is a Monday night matchup against No. 1 Baylor at the Erwin Center. Tipoff is 6 p.m. It will be aired on ESPN2.

Oklahoma’s starting lineup

Mandy Simpson (F, 6-0, So.) — 5.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg

Madi Williams (F, 6-0 Fr.) — 12.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg

Jessi Murcer (G, 5-7, Fr.) — 8.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg

Ana Llanusa (G, 6-0, So.) — 11.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg

Taylor Robertson (G, 5-7, Fr.) — 16.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg

About the Sooners: OU is coming off an 88-79 loss to Kansas on Wednesday. … Coach Sherri Coale has a very young team — eight players are freshmen — who come from a variety of places. She has players from Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia. A few others are from Idaho, Florida, Georgia and Kansas. … The Sooners are unaccustomed to losing seasons. There were a combined 61-36 overall and 35-19 in Big 12 play over the past three seasons. … In perhaps their best game of the year, OU led No. 1 UConn 52-48 after three quarters on Dec. 19 in Norman before losing 72-63. … Speaking of top-ranked teams, No. 1 Baylor defeated OU 74-53 last week in Norman.

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