No. 19 Texas Too Much for No. 22 ASU
Dec. 20, 2007
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Brittainey Raven scored 18 points, Kathleen Nash had 10 points and nine rebounds and No. 19 Texas won its seventh straight, beating 22nd-ranked Arizona State 62-51 on Thursday night.
The Longhorns (9-2) blew an early 11-point lead but regained command with a 17-4 run midway through the second half, with Raven and Kathleen Nash combining for 14 points.
Raven, Texas' leading scorer, hit 7-of-10 shots from the floor and 4-of-5 from the free throw line.
Briann January scored 22 points for the Sun Devils (6-5), who have lost three of their last five.
Arizona State's last six home losses have come against ranked opponents over the last three-plus seasons. The Sun Devils are 0-4 against Top 25 teams this year.
Texas jumped out to an 11-0 lead as Arizona State hit only 1 of its first 15 shots from the floor. But the Longhorns, plagued by fouls and turnovers, couldn't stretch their advantage.
The Sun Devils went on an 18-8 run, capped by January's 3-pointer, to take a 24-23 lead late in the first half. A putback by Texas' Rachel Rentschler at the buzzer gave the Longhorns a 25-24 lead at halftime.
Neither team looked worthy of its ranking in the first half. The Longhorns had 12 fouls and 12 field goals, and the Sun Devils had more turnovers (9) than buckets (7).
Arizona State guard Jill Noe left with an injury to her left knee, which has been surgically repaired twice.