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Texas 68, Baylor 55

Associated Press

WACO, Texas - DeYona Gaston grabbed 11 rebounds and was one of four Texas players to score 13 points to help the 25th-ranked Longhorns beat Baylor 68-55.

Shaylee Gonzales, Rori Harmon and Sonya Morris all scored 13 as well for Texas. Taylor Jones added 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocks.

Texas (14-6, 5-2 Big 12), which beat then-No. 23 Kansas and then-No. 15 Iowa State last week to cap a stretch of 10 wins in 11 games, bounced back from a 68-64 loss at Texas Tech on Wednesday. The Longhorns moved into a second-place tie with Iowa State - a game behind Oklahoma - in the conference standings.

Harmon, who also had six rebounds and six assists, lost the ball and fell to the ground as she drove into the lane with 3:35 to play. The 5-foot-6 guard - who last season became the first freshman in program history to be earn All-America honors (honorable mention) - remained down for a couple minutes before gingerly walking off the court with an apparent knee injury. She did not return.

The Longhorns led 24-22 at intermission despite shooting 28% (9 of 23) from the field and going 0 for 8 from 3-point range. Texas scored 28 third-quarter points and shot 19 of 34 (55.9%) from the field over the final 20 minutes.

Sarah Andrews hit four 3-pointers and led Baylor (13-6, 4-3) with 19 points. Ja'Mee Asberry scored 11 of her 13 points in the second half.

Andrews scored eight points in a 10-4 spurt that cut Baylor's deficit to five points midway through the third quarter, but the Bears missed four consecutive shots over the next three minutes. Gaston hit a jumper to cap a 10-1 run, giving the Longhorns a 49-35 lead with 1:44 left in the quarter.

Asberry hit a 3 with 9:25 to play and made another less than two minutes later to pull Baylor to 56-52, but Khadija Faye and Gaston scored before Morris made a pair of baskets and Gonzales and Holle followed with baskets to give the Longhorns a 13-point lead with a minute remaining.

The Bears went 0 for 8 from the field and committed four turnovers after Asberry's 3-pointer with 7:35 left.

Baylor lost back-to-back games last week - 70-65 to Oklahoma State at home and 74-65 at West Virginia - and fell out of The Associated Press Top-25 Poll for the first time since 2004. The Bears beat Kansas State by 21 points on Wednesday.

January 22, 2023


Texas
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
D. Gaston F 32 5-11 3-4 0-0 4-11 2 1 2 5 4 13
K. Faye C 6 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 1 4 2
S. Gonzales G 36 4-9 4-4 1-5 4-6 2 2 2 1 4 13
R. Harmon G 36 5-11 3-4 0-1 0-6 6 0 2 5 1 13
S. Morris G 26 6-13 0-2 1-4 2-7 2 0 1 1 2 13
S. Holle 22 2-6 0-0 0-2 3-4 2 0 0 2 0 4
T. Jones 21 5-11 0-0 0-0 2-7 0 3 0 2 5 10
A. Muhammad 20 0-4 0-2 0-0 3-5 0 1 1 2 1 0
Totals   199 28-66
(.424)
10-16
(.625)
2-12
(.167)
19-48 15 8 8 19 21 68


Baylor
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Bickle F 37 2-10 4-6 0-1 2-10 2 0 2 4 4 8
S. Andrews G 38 5-16 5-6 4-9 0-2 3 1 1 3 2 19
J. Asberry G 33 4-12 3-4 2-5 0-2 2 0 4 1 0 13
J. Owens G 28 0-5 0-2 0-2 0-2 3 0 1 4 3 0
D. Littlepage-Buggs G 18 3-7 0-0 0-0 4-7 0 0 0 4 2 6
B. Fontleroy 22 2-3 0-0 0-1 2-3 0 0 0 0 3 4
J. Van Gytenbeek 20 2-5 0-0 1-2 2-2 2 0 1 2 1 5
E. Porter 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
A. Blackwell 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Totals   199 18-58
(.310)
12-18
(.667)
7-20
(.350)
14-34 12 1 9 20 17 55


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