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Texas 93, Texas-Rio Grande Valley 58

By MARK ROSNER
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas - Aliyah Matharu scored 18 points in just 19 minutes, and No. 9 Texas defeated Texas-Rio Grande Valley 93-58.

Matharu converted 6 of 12 shots from the field, including 4 of 6 3-pointers. Lauren Ebo and Joanne Allen-Taylor scored 13 each for Texas, and Aaliah Moore collected 15 rebounds in 23 minutes.

UTRGV (5-9) was out rebounded 51-28.

Taylor Muff scored 17 for UTRGV, making five 3-pointers. Muff is a graduate student playing college basketball for the first time after four years of volleyball at Northern Colorado.

Sara Bershers scored six, nine fewer than her team-best average.

Texas (11-2) was physically dominated inside during a loss to Texas Tech on Wednesday. The Longhorns made an effort to pass the ball inside to its centers and power forwards against UTRGV, which had only one player taller than 6 feet available. Texas had a 40-22 edge in points in the paint.

Neither team valued possession of the ball. UTRGV committed 28 turnovers, and Texas made 22.


UT Rio Grande Valley
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Muff F 38 6-15 0-0 5-8 0-4 2 0 3 3 0 17
I. Belosevic F 20 2-5 3-4 0-1 2-3 1 0 0 6 3 7
S. Bershers G 31 2-8 1-1 1-5 0-5 3 1 2 3 3 6
K. Kyle G 29 2-9 0-0 1-7 0-1 3 0 2 5 4 5
M. Llorente G 25 3-6 4-4 0-1 1-1 3 0 1 4 3 10
T. McGarity 25 1-3 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 2
B. Jessen 14 1-3 0-0 0-1 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 2
H. Jones 10 1-3 1-1 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 2 3
J. Martino 8 1-1 4-8 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 3 3 6
Totals   200 19-53
(.358)
13-18
(.722)
7-25
(.280)
9-28 12 2 8 28 20 58


Texas
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
D. Gaston F 16 3-4 2-2 0-0 1-4 1 0 1 3 3 8
L. Ebo F 12 5-9 3-6 0-0 4-6 0 0 0 0 0 13
J. Allen-Taylor G 29 5-12 2-2 1-2 0-4 1 0 0 1 0 13
A. Warren G 26 3-4 0-2 1-1 2-2 4 0 1 3 2 7
R. Harmon G 19 2-5 1-2 1-1 0-2 2 0 3 3 3 6
A. Moore 23 1-4 3-6 0-0 5-15 3 0 2 3 5 5
L. Lattimore 19 5-9 0-1 0-1 4-4 0 0 4 5 2 10
A. Matharu 19 6-12 2-2 4-6 0-2 2 0 1 3 3 18
S. Holle 14 2-3 0-0 0-0 1-3 3 0 1 0 0 4
K. King-Hawea 11 3-6 0-0 1-3 1-1 1 2 1 1 0 7
F. Masudi 10 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 2
A. Gutierrez 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 36-72
(.500)
13-23
(.565)
8-14
(.571)
23-51 17 2 14 22 18 93


Officials: Roy Gulbeyan, Demoya Williams, Nick Marshall




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