Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty scored 16 points apiece and No. 8 Texas gained revenge on No. 22 TCU with a 92-65 victory over the Horned Frogs Saturday afternoon at the Erwin Center.
Jatarie White added 12 and Joyner Holmes 10 and the Longhorns outrebounded the visitors 44-28.
Texas improves to 18-4, 9-2 in the Big 12. TCU is 16-6
TCU had its seven-game winning streak snapped. One of those victories was a 79-77 victory over the Longhorns last month in Fort Worth.
Among the Longhorns who contributed was freshman Rellah Boothe, who had missed the last seven games while serving a team suspension. She received a rousing ovation when she entered the game with 1:22 left in the second quarter and scored her first points since Jan. 7 with a layup with 57 seconds to go. She finished with 9 points and 3 boards.
The game was never in doubt. Texas rolled to 27-4 lead after one quarter, extended it to 50-24 at halftime and held a 73-43 edge after three quarters.
TCU had held its previous six opponents to less than 70 points a game.
Texas returns to Big 12 action Monday at West Virginia. The Horns’ next home game will be Saturday against Kansas State.
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