Joyner Holmes scored 17 points and Sug Sutton hit four free throws in the final 8 seconds to lift No. 11 Texas to a 73-67 victory over TCU Saturday at the Erwin Center.
Texas improved to 15-3, 5-1 in the Big 12. TCU is 12-5, 2-4.
TCU, which trailed by 14 points in the second half, cut UT’s lead to 65-63 with 2:12 to play.
TCU outrebounded Texas 34-33.
Texas used a 12-2 scoring spurt in the last six minutes of the second quarter to take a 33-26 lead at halftime. The Horns opened the third quarter with a 7-0 run.
Freshman Charli Collier had one of the better halves of her young career, scoring 9 points to go along with 3 rebounds in the half.
Texas improved its series record over TCU to 42-3.
NICE AWARD: Before the game Sutton was awarded the Judy Dunn Award during a ceremony at midcourt. The honors goes to a player who aspires to teach, coach and make a difference in the lives of young people.
The award is named for Dunn, who recorded 500 victories during her career as a high school coach, mainly at Colony High
UP NEXT: Texas returns to Big 12 action with a home game at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Kansas. It will be shown on the Longhorn Network.
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