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Women’s basketball falls just short against top-ranked Connecticut, 75-71

Guard Brooke McCarty scored 14 points, but her competitive nature would not let her enjoy any satisfaction in the Texas women's basketball team's 75-71 home loss to Connecticut (photo by texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — Transfer forward Jatarie White scored a team-high 18 points, guards Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty each added 14 and guard Lashann Higgs chipped in with 13, but it was not enough as the No. 9/7 University of Texas women’s basketball team fell, 75-71, to No. 1/1 Connecticut Monday in front of 11,877 at the Frank Erwin Center.

Texas head coach Karen Aston lauded the effort of her team, and said