North Texas 50

(3-4, 1-4 away)

(5) Texas 91

(8-1, 4-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 14, 2003

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    UNT 24 2650
    #5TEX 33 5891

    Texas 91, North Texas 50

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- After logging 15,000 miles crisscrossing the country and the Pacific Ocean on early season road trips, No. 5 Texas looked worn out.

    Apparently, it was nothing a 15-minute halftime rest couldn't cure.

    Kala Bowers scored 22 points -- 17 in the second half -- and the Longhorns shot 78 percent over the final 20 minutes Sunday in cruising to a 91-50 victory over North Texas.

    Texas (8-1) scored 58 points in the second half.

    "She was the difference," Texas coach Jody Conradt said of Bowers, who was 10-of-13 from the field. "It all started with Kala's hustle."

    Texas looked dead on its feet in the first half as trips to New York, North Carolina, Hawaii and Pennsylvania appeared to be taking their toll.

    The Longhorns lost 79-59 at No. 7 Penn State a week earlier and didn't appear to have recovered shooting 35 percent in the first half.

    Texas took a 33-24 lead into halftime, where the 15-minute rest and a stern talk from Conradt woke up the team.

    "We were in a little snit early," Conradt said. "If Momma ain't happy, nobody's happy."

    Conradt told the team "we better pick it up or else," Bowers said. "We didn't have any energy and our rebounding was terrible."

    Bowers led the charge after playing just four minutes in the first half because of foul trouble. She hit the first shot of the second half and that started a 23-8 Texas run.

    "I was definitely aching to get back in and hoping Coach would forget about those two quick fouls," Bowers said.

    Texas scored on 11 of its first 12 possessions in the half and hit eight of its first 10 shots. Schreiber hit four in a row, including two 3-pointers in the game-breaking run.

    "They probably got over their Penn State loss," said North Texas coach Tina Slinker, whose team won the rebounding 43-40 but committed 27 turnovers and shot just 31 percent.

    Jamie Armstrong scored 18 points to lead the Mean Green (3-4).

    Tiffany Jackson had 14 points and six assists for Texas, which has won 23 in a row at home.

    Texas hosts UT-Pan American and No. 10 Georgia this week before going back on the road to No. 2 Tennessee after Christmas break.

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