No. 16 Texas 82, No. 11 Kansas 72
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Angie Jo Ogletree scored 20 points, including 6-of-6 free throw shooting in the final 1:13, as No. 16 Texas pulled away from No. 11 Kansas 82-72 on Saturday.
Texas (10-3, 4-1 Big 12) watched an eight-point lead disappear late in the second half, but Ogletree’s calm under pressure down the stretch proved to be the difference. The Lady Longhorns overcame a 32-point effort by Tamecka Dixon and snapped a five-game winning streak by Kansas (12-3, 3-1).
Texas led 57-49 after a free throw by Ogletree with 12:06 left, but the Lady Longhorns went cold and Kansas went on a 9-1 run fueled by five points from Dixon, pulling the Jayhawks to 59-58 with 8:14 left.
The run occurred after Texas’ 6-foot-4 center, Angela Jackson, left the game with four fouls with 12:36 left.
Kansas took its first lead of the second half at 64-63 with 6:06 left on a layup by Dixon and tied the game 68-68 with 3:38 remaining on another drive by Dixon.
Ogletree, who consistently dribbled the ball through Kansas’ full-court pressure, passed the ball to wide-open Danielle Viglione for a 3-pointer with 2:03 to play to give Texas a 73-68 lead.
Kansas started fouling in the final minute and a half, but Ogletree was unflappable, hitting 1-and-1 foul opportunities with 1:13 left, 33.1 seconds left and with 20.3 seconds to play.
The Jayhawks struggled late, hitting only a basket by Dixon with 1:04 to go and a layup by Nakia Sanford with 21 seconds to play.
Viglione had 17 points, including two free throws with 57 seconds left, Amie Smith scored 10 points and Jackson added nine points and seven rebounds for Texas.
Angie Halbleib scored 13 points and Sanford added eight points and 10 rebounds for Kansas.
Dixon scored 17 on 8-of-12 shooting in the first half, which included five lead changes.
Kansas led 11-4 early, but Texas, which was 18-of-29 (62 percent) from the field in the first half, led 45-40 at intermission.
Before the game, Kansas coach Marian Washington said sophomore Suzi Raymant would be withheld from competition due to a possible NCAA violation concerning amateur regulations.
Raymant, a 5-11 guard from Australia who had been averaging 8.2 points per game, participated in the Australian Women’s Basketball League currently being scrutinized by the NCAA.