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Women’s basketball edges TCU, eyes Iowa State in Big 12 semifinal

Senior guard Danni Williams scored a team-high 20 points to lead the Texas women's basketball team to a 66-64 win over TCU (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — Three Longhorns scored in double figures Saturday, led by senior guard Danni Williams’ 20 points, as the No. 21 Texas women’s basketball team held off TCU, 66-64, in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference Tournament at the Cheseapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

After edging the Horned Frogs, the Longhorns, with a season record of 23-8 and seeded third in the Big 12 tournament, advance to face second-seeded Iowa State (24-7) at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the semifinal, which will be televised nationally on FS1.

Texas is 28-21 all-time in Big 12 Conference Tournament games, and extended its lead in the all-time series against TCU to 44-3.

Texas and Iowa State split the season series between the schools, with the visiting team winning both games.

Joining Williams in double figures: guard Sug Sutton, playing in her 99th game all-time at Texas, scored 15 points, along with nine rebounds, five assists an d a pair of steals, and center Jatarie White, who just missed a double-double when she scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds against the Horned Frogs. The trio made it 28 times in 31 games this season that the Longhorns have had at least three players scoring in double figures.

TCU outrebounded Texas, 39-36, marking just the fourth time all season the Longhorns have failed to pull down more rebounds than their opponent.