Oregon Women's Basketball Falls To Texas, 82-58

Dec. 9, 2000

By JIM VERTUNO
AP Sports Writer

AUSTIN, Texas - Tracy Cook scored 23 points and No. 25 Texas ran aroundNo. 10 Oregon's bigger lineup for an 82-58 victory Saturday night.

Cook, Texas' tallest player at 6-foot-2, was 9-of-12 from the floor, oftenstepping out for short jumpers over the Ducks' larger post players, to pace theLonghorns' 51 percent shooting effort.

Angelina Wolvert led Oregon (4-1) with 17 points.

Annissa Hastings and Kenya Larkin each scored 11 points for Texas, which at9-1 is off to its best start since opening the 1989-90 season in similarfashion. Playing its eighth game in 21 days, Texas has won seven straight.

The Longhorns got to their fast start this season without big individualefforts like Cook's against Oregon. Cook came in averaging a team-high 12.3points and was the first Longhorns player to score 20 points in a game.

Texas' smaller but quicker lineup had no problem getting Oregon in foultrouble. Wolvert (6-3), Brianne Meharry (6-1) and Jenny Mowe (6-5) all fouledout.

Texas took advantage of Oregon's foul troubles with 22-of-25 shooting fromthe line.

The Longhorns converted 15 Oregon turnovers into 30 points and outscored theDucks 38-24 in the paint.

Cook was hot from the start, hitting all six of her shots in the first halfas Texas took a 38-34 lead into halftime.

She kept it up in the second, hitting scoring eight points in a 16-5 runthat put Texas ahead 57-43 with 11:32 to play.

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