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
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
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