Texas women’s basketball beats TCU 77-42

Saturday night’s win was the team’s sixth in a row.

AUSTIN, Texas — DeYona Gaston went 8 of 8 from the field and scored 16 points, Joanne Allen-Taylor added 12 points to help No. 11 Texas beat TCU 77-42 on Saturday night for its sixth straight victory.

Lauren Ebo had eight points and 10 rebounds for Texas (21-6, 11-5 Big 12), and Rori Harmon had five points and 11 assists.

Ebo missed his own loss before Gaston scored six straight points to cap an 8-0 run over 82 seconds that made it 12-5 after around 4 minutes of play. Okako Adika hit a 3 points to cap a 9-2 run that tied it at 16-all, but Texas scored the next 13 points to take the lead for good.

Aliyah Matharu, Shay Holle and Harmon each hit a 3-pointer as the Longhorns scored 19 of the last 21 points in the second quarter to take a 48-26 halftime lead.

Adika and Lauren Heard scored 11 points each for TCU (6-19, 2-14), which has dropped 11 in a row.

Gaston and Audrey Warren – who have combined to start 33 games this season for Texas – left the game in the third quarter and did not return after suffering apparent head injuries.

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