The Texas women’s basketball team recorded its most lopsided Big 12 win in program history as it defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders 90-39 on the road in Lubbock Saturday.
Texas hit nearly half its shots while holding Texas Tech to just 27 percent from the field in the 51-point victory. The win surpasses the 43-point victory the Longhorns had over Colorado in 2005.
It’s a good time for the Texas women’s basketball team to be hitting on all cylinders with a matchup with No. 4 Baylor coming up on Thursday in Waco.
Ariel Atkins led No. 9 Texas with 22 points while 10 Longhorns scored in the dominating win. Atkins was 8-for-10 from the field and pulled down seven rebounds to go with three assists.
Brooke McCarty had an all-around great performance, scoring 16 points to go with eight rebounds, six assists and two steals.
Lashann Higgs added 19 points, five rebounds and two steals in Texas’s ninth straight win over Tech. In league play, Higgs is averaging 20.3 points per game.
The Longhorns held the Red Raiders at arm’s length after the first quarter, but outscored Tech 25-6 in the second to take full control.
Texas eventually outscored Texas Tech 54-16 in the second and third quarters combined.
The Red Raiders struggled to get any kind of offense going as they went 15-of-55 from the floor. Not a single member of the team scored more than seven points. Brielle Blaire and Erin Degrate each had seven to lead the Red Raiders.
The Longhorns dominated on the inside, outscoring the Red Raiders 48-22 inside the paint. They also had a decided advantage in points off turnovers, 34-14. In all, the Red Raiders turned the ball over 29 times while managing just four assists.
Texas also dominated the boards, collecting 48 rebounds while allowing just 28 to its opponent. It was the 17th time out of 18 games that the Longhorns won the rebounding battle this season. Joyner Holmes led Texas with nine rebounds while adding seven points.
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