AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas coach Jody Conradt knows championship
teams need a strong bench. Her reserves got plenty of practice on
Eleven Longhorns scored in an 83-33 victory over Sam Houston
State, the Longhorns' 41st consecutive victory at home.
"We got a lot of players in the game and they got a lot of
minutes," Conradt said. "You need a strong bench to play at this
level. It's not about how many points but more about how well the
bench plays, and tonight they played very well."
Coco Reed, who has struggled with chronic knee problems
following offseason surgery more than a year ago, came in to score
"My knee felt really good tonight and my quickness seems to be
better," said Reed, who was 5-of-6 in 14 minutes.
Tiffany Jackson led Texas (7-2) with 13 points and a career-high
nine steals. Jamie Carey added 12 points, five assists and four
The Longhorns had a season-high 25 steals while playing a
tenacious full court press in the first half.
"We need to set a faster pace for our game and a full court
press allows us to do that," Conradt said. "Heading into
conference we need to have a better defensive effort every game."
Adah Wells led the Bearkats (2-7) with eight points and three
rebounds. Sam Houston State shot just 25 percent from the field.
The Longhorns scored 35 points off Sam Houston turnovers, two more
than the Bearkats' total.
The Longhorns started the game with a 14-2 run, with Kala Bowers
scoring seven points during the spurt.
Heather Schreiber grabbed seven rebounds and scored six points
with four steals for Texas, which outrebounded the Bearkats 37-26.