Texas basketball drops overtime game at No. 16 Tennessee for 1st loss of season

Horns Report

Texas guard Aliyah Matharu (2) takes a 3-point shot over Stanford guard Haley Jones (30) during an NCAA basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (KXAN/AP) — Tennessee’s Jordan Horston scored 28 points with 15 rebounds, both career highs, Tamari Key had a triple-double and No. 16 Tennessee made 6 of 8 free throws in overtime for a 74-70 win over No. 12 Texas.

This is Texas’ first loss of the season just a week after upsetting Stanford.

The Longhorns led by 11 when Latasha Lattimore hit a jumper with seven minutes left in the game. Tennessee’s Alexus Dye made a layup with 21 seconds to go, tying the game at 59.

Mississippi State transfer Aliyah Matharu led the Longhorns with a career-high 27 points. Joanne Allen-Taylor scored 11.

Tennessee never trailed in overtime but the Longhorns missed their first four free throws before hitting a pair with two seconds left.

Key scored 10 points, grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and matched her career-high with 10 blocked shots for her second career triple-double and the fifth in school history.

The Longhorns host Cal State Northridge Saturday at 1 p.m.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Sports Headlines

More Sports

Top Stories

More Top Stories

Tracking the Coronavirus

Coronavirus Cases Tracker

Latest Central Texas COVID-19 Cases

Trending Stories

Don't Miss