Texas guard Sug Sutton (1) has averaged a team-high 17 ppg. in UT's five Big 12 games. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Women’s preview: No. 11 Texas vs. TCU

Posted January 18th, 2019


No. 11 Texas vs. TCU

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

Records: Texas 14-3, 4-1; TCU 12-4, 2-3

The series: Texas leads 41-3. Last year TCU won 79-77 in Forth Worth, Texas won 92-65 in Austin.


Texas’ starting lineup

Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — 9.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg

Jatarie White (C, 6-4, Sr.) — 10.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg

Destiny Littleton (G, 5-9, So.) — 9.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg

Sug Sutton (G, Jr., 5-8) — 12.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg

Danni Williams (G, Grad., 5-10) — 10.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg

About the Longhorns: Despite a game-high 22 points from Sutton, the Horns lost 87-69 Wednesday at Kansas State, their first Big 12 setback of the year. … Sutton has averaged 17 points in five conference games to raise her season average to a team-high 12.5 ppg. She also leads the team in assists (100) and turnovers (56). … White and Littleton are tied for the team lead in free throw percentage (.800). … The Longhorns return to the Erwin Center on Wednesday night for a conference game against Kansas.

TCU’s starting lineup

Adeola Akomolafe (F, 6-1, Jr.) — 4.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg

Amy Okonkwo (F, 6-2, Sr.) — 11.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg

Jordan Moore (C, 6-3, Sr.) — 15.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg

Lauren Heard (G, 5-9, So.) — 7.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Kianna Ray (G, 6-1, Jr.) — 11.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg

About the Horned Frogs: TCU overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half to beat Texas Tech 78-70 Wednesday in Fort Worth. Ray, a Bowie High School graduate, had career-highs in points (24) and steals (5) as the Frogs outscored the Lady Raiders 31-15 in the decisive fourth quarter. Okonkwo became the 19th player in TCU history to record 1,000 career points. … Moore, a Stony Point grad, leads TCU in three major categories — scoring (15.3 ppg.), rebounding (7.0 rpg) and blocked shots (34 bpg). She scored her 1,000th career point earlier in the season.

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