Texas guard Danni Williams (3) and forward Jatarie White (40) will be key figures for the Longhorns when they take on the nation's top-ranked team Monday night. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Women’s preview: No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 12 Texas

Horns warmed up for Baylor with 76-67 victory at Oklahoma on Saturday

Posted February 3rd, 2019


No. 12 Texas vs. No. 1 Baylor

6 p.m. Monday, Erwin Center, 105.3, ESPN2

Records: Baylor 19-1, 9-0; Texas 18-4, 8-2;

The series: Texas leads 58-39. Lady Bears have won 18 of the last 19.


Texas’ starting lineup

Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — 10.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg

Jatarie White (C, 6-4, Sr.) — 10.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg

Destiny Littleton (G, 5-9, So.) — 9.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg

Sug Sutton (G, 5-8, Jr.) — 12.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg

Danni Williams (G, 5-10, Grad) — 10.3 ppg, 5-0 rpg

About the Longhorns: Texas has an all-time record of 5-23 against No. 1 teams. … The Longhorns are coming off a 76-67 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday in Norman. White led all scorers with 17 points, hitting seven of her 10 shots from the field. Holmes had a double-double, scoring 14 points to go along with 10 boards, while Sutton chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Texas, which never trailed, forced 20 OU turnovers. … Texas will hit the road for its next two games — Saturday at Kansas and Feb. 12 at Oklahoma State. The next home game is Feb. 17 against Kansas State.

Baylor’s starting lineup

Lauren Cox (F, 6-4, Jr.) — 12.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg

Kalani Brown (C, 6-7 Sr.) — 15.4 ppg, 7.3 rpg

Juicy Landrum (G, 5-8, Jr.) — 10.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg

Didi Richards (G, 6-1, So.) — 6.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg

Chloe Jackson (G, 5-8, Sr.) — 10.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg

About the Lady Bears: Baylor extended its winning streak on the road in the regular season vs. Big 12 opponents to 31 games with a win last week at Oklahoma State, a league record and the second-longest streak in the NCAA. And Baylor extended its regular-season winning streak vs. Big 12 opponents to 32 on Saturday with a home victory over Texas Tech. The Lady Bears have outrebounded all 20 of their opponents. … Head coach and former Louisiana Tech standout point guard Kim Mulkey was recently named a candidate as both a player and coach for the 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for the third straight year. … Baylor is 558-99 in Mulkey’s 19 years in Waco.

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