Raven provides spark as Texas routs Old Dominion for tourney title

AUSTIN, Texas -- Brittainey Raven scored Texas' first 12 points and finished with 20 and the Longhorns (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) routed Old Dominion (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 25 AP) 78-44 on Monday night to win the World Vision Classic.

Kathleen Nash finished with 15 points and had eight rebounds for Texas (3-0). She scored on a layup midway through the first half to tie the game 20-20. Nash was fouled during the shot, and made the free throw to complete the three-point play, and give the Longhorns their first lead of the game.

The Lady Monarchs (2-1) jumped out to an early lead thanks to leading scorer Tiffany Green, who finished with 17 points. The lead was short-lived as Texas rallied and closed out the half on a 23-6 run, holding Old Dominion to just three points in the final 11 minutes of the half.