AUSTIN (KXAN) — The No. 13 Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team held Southern to single-digits in three of four quarters and rolled to an 80-35 win in the season opener Wednesday at Moody Center.
Forwards Taylor Jones and Amina Muhammed both notched double-doubles to lead the Longhorns. Muhammed scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds while Jones scored a game-high 19 points and pulled down 12 boards in 22 minutes off the bench.
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Freshman Madison Booker scored seven points with seven rebounds and seven assists in her Texas debut. Gisella Maul, another true freshman, scored nine points all on 3-point field goals,
Point guard Rori Harmon did a bit of everything with eight points, nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals. The Longhorns held Southern to 29% shooting and outscored them in the paint 38-14. Texas forced 22 turnovers and scored 30 points off of them while outrebounding Southern 54-30.
Texas (1-0) hosts Liberty at 2 p.m. Sunday.