AUSTIN, Texas -- Brittainey Raven was suspended for the first half of Texas' season opener against Texas-San Antonio because she overslept and missed a class this week.
She returned in time to wake up the Longhorns.Raven scored 11 points and Texas (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) rallied for a 71-60 victory Friday night."I did oversleep, but as a captain, leader, and a senior, I should have gotten up and gone to class," Raven said. "I apologized to my teammates and it will not happen again."Ashley Gayle had 12 points and six rebounds for the Longhorns. Ashleigh Fontenette added 10 points and five assists.With Raven on the sideline for missing a class this week, Texas trailed 31-28 at halftime. But she entered at the 17:56 mark and helped spark a 25-11 run in the first 10 minutes of the second half."Brittainey does a great job creating shots for herself, and for others," Texas coach Gail Goestenkors said. "She is great at finding the shooters on the floor."Amber Gregg had 12 points for Roadrunners (0-1), who shot just 28 percent in the second half. Ashleigh Franklin had 10 points and 12 rebounds and Whitney York also scored 10."Texas played extremely well in the second half," UTSA coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair said. "Their zone definitely bothered us. We could not get a shot off."