Warren's 21 points, huge 3rd period spark No. 16 Texas women

Audrey Warren matched her career high with 21 points, No. 16 Texas thrashed Oklahoma in the third quarter, and the Longhorns defeated the 12th-ranked Sooners 78-63

ByThe Associated Press
February 12, 2022, 11:05 PM

AUSTIN, Texas -- Audrey Warren matched her career high with 21 points, Texas thrashed Oklahoma in the third quarter, and the No. 16 Longhorns defeated the No. 12 Sooners 78-63 on Saturday night.

Texas rolled through the first six minutes of the third quarter, outscoring Oklahoma 17-4 to build a 54-42 lead. Warren made three free throws after a foul on Skylar Vann and followed up five seconds later with two more free throws after a technical foul on the Oklahoma bench. In all, Texas made 9 of 11 free throws in the 6-minute run. By the end of the period Oklahoma had committed nine turnovers, made just 2 of 9 shots and was outscored 27-6.

Oklahoma led 38-37 at halftime, Texas staying close with a 12-5 advantage in second-chance points. The Longhorns had more offensive rebounds (13) than Oklahoma had total rebounds (12). Oklahoma had eight steals among the Longhorns’ 12 first-half turnovers and scored 15 points after turnovers.

Lauren Ebo had 13 points and 14 rebounds for Texas (17-6, 7-5 Big 12), which has won two in a row after losing the previous three. Joanne Allen-Taylor added 14 points and Shay Holle added 10 for the Longhorns.

Madi Williams and Taylor Robertson — who went into the game averaging at least 18 points per game for Oklahoma — scored 16 and 13 points, respectively. Skyar Vann, the only other Sooners player averaging double-figures scoring (11.7), finished with four points on 2-of-9 shooting.

The loss knocked the Sooners (20-4, 9-3) out of a first-place tie with Iowa State.

Texas finished with a 45-23 rebounding advantage, with 23 coming on offense. There were 41 turnovers — Oklahoma with 21 and Texas with 20.

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