AUSTIN, Texas -- Chelsea Bass scored a career-high 29 points and Texas (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) overpowered Texas-Pan American 112-59 Wednesday night.
Bass made a career-high four 3-pointers. Kathleen Nash scored 17 points and Ashleigh Fontenette finished with a near triple-double with 17 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for the Longhorns.After losing two straight road games at Stanford and Michigan State, Texas (5-2) quickly jumped out to an early lead against the Broncs (4-6) scoring 20 unanswered points to start the game.Bianca Torre scored Texas-Pan American's first basket of the game with 13:42 remaining in the half.Torre had a team-high 18 points for the Broncs. CeMonay Newell added 12 points.With a 51-22 halftime lead, the Longhorns continued to pull away from Texas-Pan American in the second half paced by Ashley Gayle's 10 second-half points.Texas hit triple digits for the second time this season on a Bass 3-pointer. Bass was fouled on the shot and made the free throw to complete the four-point play.The Longhorns host Tennessee (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) on Sunday.