Texas guard Lashann Higgs drives around Oklahoma guard Maddie Manning during a game in 2018. [NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Texas women’s basketball team wins fifth straight

Posted January 28th, 2020


The Texas women’s basketball team dominated the Oklahoma Sooners on the way to a 70-53 win in Norman on Tuesday night.

Lashann Higgs led all scorers with a season-high 19 points and Joyner Holmes added a double-double, scoring 14 points to go with 10 rebounds to help Texas pick up its fifth win in a row.

The Longhorns (14-6, 6-2 Big 12) hit 45 percent of their shots while OU hit on just 36 percent.


Texas dominated the boards, collecting 45 rebounds to the Sooners’ 32. The Longhorns also outscored the Sooners (10-10, 3-5) 46-34 inside the paint.

The score was close after the first period, but Texas went into halftime with a 14-point lead.

Texas used a 16-0 run which started in the first period and continued through the second quarter to take control. Higgs hit a 3-pointer to put Texas up 16-15 in the first quarter and Texas extended the lead to 29-15 with 5:45 left in the second quarter.

The lead never dropped below double digits and got as high as 28 points when Joanne Allen-Taylor hit a 3-pointer to make it 70-42 with 3:06 left in regulation. Allen-Taylor scored five points in 15 minutes as every Longhorn logged time in the contest.

Celeste Taylor scored 13 points for Texas while Charli Collier added 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting to go with six rebounds.

Madi Williams led the Sooner with 16 points.

Texas now has to turn its attention to the No. 2 Baylor Bears who they face on Friday at 6 p.m. The home game will be televised on FS1.

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