(24) Rutgers 51

(8-2, 2-2 away)

(4) Texas 47

(7-3, 5-1 home)

    2:00 PM ET, January 2, 2005

    1 2 T
    #24RUTG 20 3151
    #4TEX 36 1147

    13-0 run erases Texas' 41-game home streak

    AUSTIN (AP) -- Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer is getting the hang of being in the 700-win club.

    For the second straight game, Stringer beat a fellow member of the prestigious group that she joined last month. Rutgers (No. 24 AP) used a 13-0 run to end the game and upset Texas (No. 3 ESPN/USA Today; No. 4 AP) 51-47, snapping the Longhorns' 41-game home winning streak on Sunday.

    The Scarlet Knights (8-2) overcame an 18-point deficit and held Texas scoreless in the final 8½ minutes. Freshman Matee Ajavon scored 12 of her game-high 16 points in the second half for Rutgers, which notched Stringer's 703rd career win.

    Stringer, Texas' Jody Conradt, former LSU coach Sue Gunter and Tennessee's Pat Summitt are the only coaches in women's college basketball to amass 700 or more career wins.

    On Wednesday, Rutgers knocked off No. 8 Tennessee 65-61.

    "It feels good anytime you beat Texas and Tennessee," Stringer said. "Wins over those great coaches are very special."

    Texas (7-3) led 40-22 early in the second half before Rutgers rallied. Ajavon's three jumpers helped cut Texas' lead to 45-38 with 9:20 left.

    Heather Schreiber countered with a layup to give the Longhorns a 47-38 advantage with 8:30 remaining, but it would be their last points of the game.

    Ajavon's two baskets gave Rutgers a 49-47 lead, and Essence Carsons' jumper with 12 seconds left helped seal the win.

    "We had a total offensive collapse in the second half," Conradt said. "Everything was going our way, but it just fell apart."

    Jamie Carey had 13 points and Tiffany Jackson had 12 first-half points for Texas, which missed its final 12 shots of the game. The Longhorns last lost a home game in January, 2002, against Kansas State.

    Rutgers hit just six of its first 26 shots in the first half. A 12-4 run, led by Jackson's seven points, helped the Longhorns to a 30-16 lead four minutes before halftime. They led 36-20 at the break.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    2004-05 Season

    » Jan 2, 2005 RUTG 51, @TEX 47Recap | Box Score