Joyner Holmes is UT's team leader in rebounding since returning from ankle surgery last month.[NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Women’s preview: Texas vs. Kansas

Posted January 22nd, 2019


No. 12 Texas vs. Kansas

7 p.m. Wednesday, Erwin Center, LHN, 105.3

Records: Texas 15-3, 5-1; Kansas 11-5, 1-4

The series: Texas leads 26-10. Longhorns have won 12 straight over the Jayhawks.


Texas’ starting lineup

Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — 10.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg

Jatarie White (C, 6-4, Sr.) — 10.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg

Destiny Littleton (G, 5-9, So.) — 9.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Sug Sutton (G, Jr., 5-8) — 12.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg

Danni Williams (G, Grad., 5-10) — 10.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg

About the Longhorns: Coming off a conference loss at Kansas State, the Longhorns got back on track last Saturday with a 73-67 victory over TCU. Holmes scored a season-high 17 points while Williams had 15. Texas has a 21-0 series lead over the Horned Frogs in games played in Austin. … Texas ranks third in the nation (out of 349 teams) in rebounding margin, averaging 13.1 more boards than opponents. The Horns rank 17th overall in offensive boards. … The next game for Texas will be against Texas Tech at noon Saturday in Lubbock. It will not be televised.

Kansas’ starting lineup

Austin Richardson (F, 6-0, Sr.) — 9.8 ppg, 5.7 rpg

Bailey Helgren (C, 6-5, So.) — 3.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg

Kylee Kopatich (G, 5-10, Sr.) — 11.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg

Jessica Washington (G, 5-8, Sr.) — 15.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg

Christalah Lyons (G, 5-5, Sr.) — 4.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg

About the Jayhawks: Despite 14 points from Lyons, Kansas is coming off a 72-62 home loss Saturday against Oklahoma State. … KU ranks second in the Big 12 (behind Iowa State) with 7.7 made 3-pointers a game and is second in 3-point percentage (.367). By contrast, UT ranks ninth at 5.6 in 3-pointers made per game and sixth in 3-point percentage (.341). … With two treys against Oklahoma State, Kopatich has made a 3-pointer in 12 of the 15 games she’s appeared in. She fell one rebound shy of a double-double, ending the night with 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds.

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