AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Shaylee Gonzales scored 25 points, Rori Harmon had a double-double, and No. 20 Texas beat Texas Tech 80-71 on Wednesday night.
The Longhorns (19-6, 10-2 Big 12 Conference) held the Lady Raiders (16-8, 4-7) to 39 points in three quarters. The sixth straight win added a quarter to their 17-season run in which they held off a single-digit opponent and fought back from a 68-64 loss at Texas Tech three weeks earlier.
DeYona Gaston scored 16 points And Harmon had 15 with 10 assists for Texas.
Bre’Amber Scott had 26 points, Bryn Gerlich 16 and Bailey Maupin 13 for Texas Tech.
For three quarters, the game revolved around the Texas defense. The Longhorns held Texas Tech with 3-of-8 shooting and eight points in the first quarter to take a 17-8 lead. It was 38-27 at halftime and 55-39 after three quarters.
An 8-0 run early in the fourth quarter gave Texas a 63-41 lead and the gap was still 20 with 6-19 remaining.
The fourth quarter became a foul line stoppage. With 20 fouls, 11 against Texas Tech, the teams combined for 26 of 28 free throws with Texas going 15 of 16. The Longhorns’ final 13 points came from the foul line in the final four minutes.
There were 52 fouls for the game, including 27 on the Longhorns. Texas finished 25 of 32 at the line to 23 of 33 for the Lady Raiders.
The teams also made 36 sales, including 19 from Texas Tech. Texas had a 36-23 rebounding advantage, 16-7 on offense for a 23-8 difference in second-chance points.
Texas takes on TCU at home on Saturday when Kansas visits Texas Tech.
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