Texas forward Jatarie White (40) grabs a rebound over Duquesne guard Kadri-Ann Lass (42) during an NCAA women's basketball game in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

White leads No. 12 Texas women’s basketball past UT Rio Grande Valley

Posted December 20th, 2018


Jatarie White had 20 points and 12 rebounds as the No. 12 Texas women’s basketball team pulled away from UT Rio Grande Valley for an 81-66 win on Thursday night in Edinburg.

Joyner Holmes added 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Longhorns (9-2). Sug Sutton had 13 points and nine assists for Texas.

Texas only led by one point a minute into the second half.


Krisynthia Sampson and Idil Turk opened the third quarter with 3-pointers for UTRGV (6-5) to cut the Texas lead to 41-40.

White then made a layup that started a 15-0 run. She had six points as the Longhorns went 5 of 10 from the field and 5 of 5 from the foul line. UTRGV missed three shots and had three turnovers during the Longhorns’ run.

The home team cut the gap to 59-48 entering the fourth quarter, but Texas opened with an 8-0 run.

Quynne Huggins had 25 points, knocking down 7 of 14 3-pointers, to lead UTRGV. Turk added 17 with five 3s.

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