UT's Brooke McCarty is coming off a career-best game in Monday's loss to No. 3 Baylor. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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It’s a final: Texas 92, TCU 65

Behind Atkins, Texas stormed to 27-4 lead after one quarter

Posted February 3rd, 2018

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  • Longhorns avenged 79-77 loss to TCU last month in Fort Worth
UT Head Coach Karen Aston and Ariel Atkins watched Texas improve to 18-4. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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

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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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