No. 13 Texas Women’s Basketball Outlasts OSU

They say an ugly win is better than no win.  But the Texas Longhorns (10-2, 1-0 Big 12) may not have even gotten that if their game against the Oklahoma State Cowgirls (9-3, 0-1 Big 12) lasted another five minutes. 

Texas looked strong in the half, taking a 33-16 lead into the locker room, making 46% of field goals and 63% beyond the arc.  That shooting advantage evaporated in the second half as Texas went 0-6 on three-point attempts and only 24% from the field. 

OSU held their own in the third quarter and mounted a strong fourth quarter comeback attempt, out-scoring Texas 22-12, and pulling within 5 points.  The Longhorns held out and won 60-51

“I don’t think we panicked, and that’s a good thing,” Aston said. “There have been times before that we have.” 

The teams committed a total of 47 turnovers, with Texas slightly edging out OSU with 25.  Texas capitalized on second-chance points with 15, while OSU showed some hustled, beating Texas on fast-break points 11-4. Texas controlled the inside game, out-scoring OSU 28-10 from the paint and out rebounded them 47-36. 

Braxtin Miller lead the Cowgirls with 18 points and 5 rebounds, and Vivian Gray contributed 15 points and 4 rebounds. 

Three Longhorns scored in double digits.  Sug Sutton led the team with 14 points and 5 assists.  Danni William neared a double-double, with 11 points and 8 rebound. And Joyner Holmes added 10 points and 5 rebounds.  

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