EDINBURG, Texas -- Jatarie White had 20 points and 12 rebounds and No. 12 Texas pulled away from UT Rio Grande Valley for an 81-66 win on Thursday night.
Joyner Holmes added 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Longhorns (9-2), who only led by one point a minute into the second half. Sug Sutton had 13 points and nine assists.
Krisynthia Sampson and Idil Turk opened the third quarter with 3-pointers for the Vaqueros (6-5), to cut the Texas lead to 41-40. White then made a layup that started a 15-0 run. White had six points as the Longhorns went 5 of 10 from the field and 5 of 5 from the foul line while UTRGV missed three shots and had three turnovers.
The Vaqueros had cut the gap to 59-48 entering the fourth quarter but Texas opened with an 8-0 run and cruised home.
Quynne Huggins had 25 points, knocking down 7 of 14 3-pointers, to lead UTRGV. Turk added 17 with five 3s.