Texas Longhorns guard Sug Sutton (1) Texas Longhorns forward/center Jatarie White (40) Texas Longhorns guard Danni Williams (3) have helped Longhorns earn a No. 13 ranking in AP Top 25 poll. [RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Women’s preview: No. 13 Texas vs. Northwestern State

Posted December 28th, 2018


No. 13 Texas vs. Northwestern State

1 p.m. Saturday, Erwin Center, LHN, 105.3

Records: Texas 9-2, Northwestern State 5-5

The series: Texas leads 6-0.


Texas’ starting lineup

Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — 7.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Jatarie White (C, Sr., 6-4) — 12.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg

Sug Sutton (G, Jr., 5-8) — 9.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg

Audrey Warren (G, Fr., 5-9) — 8.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg

Danni Williams (G, Grad., 5-10) — 9.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg

About the Longhorns: This marks UT’s final non-conference game before Big 12 play begins Wednesday with a home game against Oklahoma State. The Longhorns have taken nine days off since their last game, an 81-66 victory over UT-Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg. White had one of her best games as a Longhorns, scoring 20 points to complement 12 rebounds, which tied her career high in boards. Sutton barely missed a double-double with 13 points and nine assists. Williams matched her career-high with nine boards.

Northwestern State’s starting lineup

Kira Bonner (F, 5-11, Sr.) — 2.9 ppg, 7.6 rpg

Libba Gilliam (F, 6-1, Sr.) — 3.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg

Sami Thomas (G, 5-5, Sr.) — 3.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg

Jasmyn Johnson (G, 5-8, Jr.) — 2.4 pg, 2.1 rpg

Jocelyn Scott (G, 5-11, Jr.) — 5.7 ppg, 2.2 rpg

About the Lady Demons: Northwestern State, which is located in Natchitoches, La., is coming off an 82-56 victory over Central Baptist on Dec. 21. … The Lady Demons lead the nation in forced turnovers (27.8 per game). They forced 32 in the victory over Central Baptist. Nautica Grant had a team-high 16 points in the victory. … Consistency is a theme for Northwestern State, which lost just three players from last year’s roster, only one of whom appeared in a post-December game. … Thomas has returned to her old form after missing last season with a knee injury.

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