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Women’s basketball routs Central Arkansas, eyes improvement in NCAA second round

Junior guard Brooke McCarty led three Longhorns who scored in double figures as the No. 14/15 University of Texas women's basketball rolled over Central Arkansas, 78-50, in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas women’s basketball team has notions of making a lot of noise in this year’s NCAA tournament and started that process with a dominating, if uneven, 78-50 win over Central Arkansas in a first-round game Friday afternoon at the Frank Erwin Center.

Junior guard Brooke McCarty led a balanced Texas attack with 15 points as the Longhorns jumped on Central Arkansas in the early minutes and cruised to the victory.

The third-seeded Longhorns, who finished

The Habe is Steve Habel, Horns Illustrated’s senior editor. He was the magazine’s first staff member, in 1994, and has covered Texas sports ever since. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .