One good half was all Texas needed to claim another Big 12 basketball victory.
Sug Sutton scored 18 points and the Longhorns played stellar defense to defeat Kansas 62-43 Wednesday night at the Erwin Center.
Sutton was also instrumental in a 12-0 scoring run early in the fourth quarter to help put the game on ice. Despite foul trouble, Joyner Holmes contributed 15 points and 8 boards. Jatarie White added 10 points and 5 boards.
Texas improved to 16-3 overall, 6-1 in the Big 12. Kansas is 11-6, 1-5. It was UT’s 13th straight victory over KU.
Sutton scored 8 of her points in the first half to help give the Longhorns a 25-16 lead at the break.
It was a half to forget for both teams. The Longhorns, who rank fourth in the nation in rebounding margin per game, were outrebounded 22-20 and they committed 9 turnovers. Kansas was 6 for 34 (17.6 percent) from the field in the half.
This marked KU’s lowest point production of the season. It’s previous low came during a 58-52 loss to Nebraska in December. For the game the Jayhawks shot .258 from the field, down from their season average of .412.
Texas will continue its Big 12 schedule against Texas Tech at noon Saturday in Lubbock. UT’s next home game will be Monday against West Virginia.