No. 2 Women’s Basketball Defeats UTSA 120-70, Scores Third-Most Points in Program History

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The Longhorns recorded the most points in a single match since 135 vs. Centenary on December 12, 2000 – No. 2 Texas Women’s Basketball (3-0) defeated UTSA (1-3), 120-70, at the Frank Erwin Center on Friday evening, scoring the third-most points in a single game in program history.

“I think when you start season and you have three games in the span of six days, you’re always anxious to see what the energy level is, conditioning for that matter,” said Texas head coach Karen Aston. “I definitely am very pleased with where we are at this point in the season, physically and mentally.”

With Texas’ 120 points scored being the most since vs. Centenary, Dec. 12 2000, multiple Longhorns set career-high marks.

Jada Underwood registered career-highs of 19 points and nine rebounds, leading the Longhorns in both categories.

Junior Olamide Aborawa also had career-highs in both points and rebounds, with nine and seven, respectively.

Senior Brooke McCarty grabbed a career-high seven rebounds along with 18 points, while freshman Rellah Boothe was the fourth Longhorn to finish with five-or-more boards (5).

Freshman Chasity Patterson and Destiny Littleton both set career-high marks for points, notching 13 and eight, respectively.

Recording the seventh-highest number of field goals made (46) on the tied-fourth highest number of field goals attempted in a single game in program history (89), Texas shot 51.7 percent (46-89) from the field. Behind the arc, Texas shot 43.5 percent (10-23). From the free-throw line, the Longhorns shot 66.7 percent (18-27).

The Longhorns out-rebounded the Roadrunners, 52-29, and are yet to lose a battle of the boards this season.

Atkins, McCarty, and White all got on the board for Texas opening the match, putting the Longhorns ahead 9-4 inside two minutes. Five more passed before UTSA improved to six points on a jump-shot, with Texas utilizing five points from turnovers in the span to stay ahead, 18-6. By the end of the opening quarter, Texas led 30-12 as McCarty led with eight points.

Texas started the second quarter with an 11-0 run over four minutes, then shooting 5-for-7 on field goals to move further ahead, 41-12. A layup from Hosey stretched the Longhorns’ lead to over 30 points with four minutes to go, 46-15, before Texas closed out the half at 53-18. Heading into the break, McCarty’s six defensive boards led a 21-17 rebounding advantage.

A deflection from Boothe set up Ariel Atkins‘ first three-pointer of the match after three minutes of play in the second half. Atkins pushed Texas to double the Roadrunners’ points total at 70-35, with the Longhorns then maintaining a 25-plus point lead before a jumper from McCarty at the buzzer made the score 88-58 heading into the fourth.

A successful Aborowa three-point play with 6:39 remaining pushedTexas to the 100-point milestone and made it the fifth time in program history that the Longhorns have recorded consecutive matches scoring over 100-points. After passing 100 points, a full rotation of all 13 available players was utilized by Texas to close out the game, 120-70.

Next, Texas heads out on the road to take part in the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas. The Longhorns will play against LSU on Friday, November 24 at 5.30 p.m. CST and Washington on Saturday, November 25 at 3:15 p.m. CST.