AUSTIN, Texas -- Brittainey Raven scored a game-high 22 points to help Texas (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) rout Texas Tech 81-51 on Sunday.
Raven hit four 3-pointers as the Longhorns shot 50 percent from behind the arc. Kat Nash and Cokie Reed each scored 13 points for Texas (16-6, 5-3 Big 12).The last time these two teams met, Texas was forced into double overtime by the Lady Raiders and narrowly escaped with a 95-90 win. This time, the Longhorns wouldn't let that happen.Ashlee Roberson had a double-double for the Lady Raiders (13-9, 1-7) finishing with 17 points and 10 rebounds.Nash helped spark Texas after the half, scoring eight points in the first eight minutes. Raven continued to cut through Texas Tech's interior defense as the Longhorns jump out to a 67-45 lead on a fastbreak lay-up with just over five minutes left in the game to seal the win.Texas Tech jumped out to a 17-14 lead on a fastbreak layup by Christine Hyde with just over 10 minutes in the first half.The advantage was short-lived as the Longhorns went on a 19-2 run over the next five minutes to take a 33-19 lead.Roberson scored eight consecutive points for the Lady Raiders to close the gap. Raven led Texas with 13 points in the first half and hit a 3-pointer from the wing as time expired to give the Longhorns a 43-32 advantage at the break.