Atkins, No. 9 Texas rout Texas Tech 90-39
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting and Brooke McCarty had 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists to help No. 9 Texas beat Texas Tech 90-39 on Saturday.
The 51-point margin of victory was Texas’ largest in a Big 12 game, surpassing its previous high of 43 points, set in an 83-40 win over Colorado on Feb. 23, 2005.
It was Texas Tech’s lowest scoring output since a 66-36 loss to Baylor on Feb. 13, 2016.
The Longhorns (15-3, 6-1) scored the first seven second-quarter points to take a 26-13 lead when McCarty converted a 3-point play fewer than two minutes in. Brielle Blaire answered with a 3-pointer to pull Texas Tech (7-12, 1-7) within 10 points, but the Red Raiders missed 13 of their next 14 field-goal attempts as Texas scored 30 of the next 33 points to make it 56-19 midway through the third quarter.
Lashann Higgs scored 16 points for Texas, which had lost two of its last three, including a 75-71 home loss to No. 1 UConn on Monday. The Longhorns play at No. 4 Baylor on Thursday.
Blaire and Erin Degrate led Texas Tech with seven points apiece. The Raiders, who hit seven of their first 14 shots, finished shooting a season-low 27 percent (15 of 55) from the field, including 2 of 14 from 3-point range.
Texas: At No. 4 Baylor on Thursday.
Texas Tech: At No. 17 West Virginia on Wednesday.