In the starting lineup for the first time this season, Texas forward Joyner Holmes did not disappoint her fans.
The Longhorn sophomore scored 12 points and gathered 9 rebounds to power No. 6 Texas to a an 87-72 victory over Texas Tech Wednesday night at the Erwin Center.
Texas improved to 21-4, 12-2 in the Big 12. Texas Tech, which has lost seven straight, fell to 7-18, 1-13.
Brooke McCarty also scored 13 points while Sug Sutton chipped in 12.
Despite the victory, this was hardly UT’s finest hour. Texas beaten Tech 90-39 last week in Lubbock but trailed 19-16 after the first quarter. Jatarie White scored all 11 of her points in the first half to help the Longhorns gain a 46-39 at halftime.
In the 100th game between the two old rivals, Texas improved its record over the Red Raiders to 71-29. Texas has won last the 10 meetings.
Texas will continue its Big 12 journey against Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon in Stillwater. The next home game will be Monday night against No. 3 Baylor.
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