Texas forward Joyner Holmes (24) guards Baylor center Kalani Brown (21) during an NCAA women's basketball game on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Austin, Texas. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Women’s preview: No. 19 Texas at No. 1 Baylor

Baylor won first meeting with Texas earlier this month

Posted February 24th, 2019


No. 19 Texas at No. 1 Baylor

6 p.m. Monday, Waco, FS1, 105.3

Records: Texas 21-6, 11-4; Baylor 25-1, 15-0

The series: Texas leads 58-40. The Lady Bears have won 19 of last 20 meetings.


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: Basketball signee Ashlee Hannan is one of 24 players who have been invited to contend for a roster spot on the Australian team for the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup. The 6-4 forward is from Bruce, Australia. … Former Longhorns guard Brooke McCarty-Williams has signed with the WNBA’s Dallas Wings. She currently plays for Peli-Karhut of the Finnish Korisliiga, averaging 17.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and two steals per game. … Baylor defeated Texas 74-68 on Feb. 4 in Austin. The Longhorns outscored Baylor 28-13 in fourth quarter to make it close.

Baylor’s starting lineup

NaLyssa Smith (F, 6-2, Fr.) — 9.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg

Lauren Cox (F, 6-4, Jr.) — 12.4 ppg, 7.8 rpg

Kalani Brown (C, 6-7, Sr.) — 15.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg

DiDi Richards (G, 6-1, So.) — 6.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Juicy Landrum (G, 5-8, Jr.) — 11.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg

About the Lady Bears: On a night when Baylor staked claim to its ninth consecutive Big 12 championship, Brown joined an elite 2,000-point, 1,000-rebound club in an 80-40 victory over Kansas. With 11 points and 14 boards, she became the sixth player in BU history to reach those career milestones. … Baylor has won 38 consecutive Big 12 regular-season games and 35 in a row at the Ferrell Center. … In the victory over Texas, reserve guard Moon Ursin scored 20 points and Cox collected a game-high 14 rebounds. … BU has out-rebounded its opponents in all 26 games.

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