Texas Longhorns guard Sug Sutton has been a catalyst for Texas in the early part of the season. [RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Texas women survive late flurry to beat Iowa State

Posted January 12th, 2019


Sug Sutton had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Joyner Holmes had a big block as the No. 11 Texas women survived two missed shots in the closing seconds to edge No. 20 Iowa State 64-62 Saturday in Ames, Iowa.

The Longhorns (14-2, 4-0 Big 12), who have won seven straight, used a 15-0 run in the third quarter to build a double-digit lead. The Cyclones rallied from 10 down in the fourth and had a chance to tie or win it at the end.

Iowa State made it a two-point game with 44 seconds left and then forced Texas into a shot-clock violation with 13.3 seconds to play. After a couple of timeouts, Holmes blocked a layup attempt by Alexa Middleton with 5 seconds to go. The Cyclones got the rebound, but Bridget Carleton’s 15-footer was off the mark as time ran out.


Danni Williams and Jatarie White each scored 10 points for the Longhorns. Holmes finished with eight points on 4 of 6 shooting and seven rebounds. White also had seven rebounds to tie for second on the team.

Carleton led Iowa State (13-3, 3-1) with 20 points and Kristin Scott had 15, and both had nine rebounds.

Texas shot 51 percent but had 17 turnovers. Iowa State shot just 34 percent with eight turnovers.

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