Texas 70, Missouri 57 [women]

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 6:10 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Texas coach Jody Conradt picked up her 900th career win as the Longhorns routed Missouri 70-to-57 in the first round of the Big 12 Conference women's tournament.

Freshman Earnesia Williams -- playing in her home state of Oklahoma -- scored 17 points to lead seventh-seeded Texas into a quarterfinal contest today against second-seeded and 11th-ranked Oklahoma.

Conradt is 900-and-306 in 38 seasons, including 31 at Texas. Among NCAA Division one coaches -- male or female -- she trails only Pat Summitt of Tennessee, who has 941 wins.

Texas entered the Big 12 tournament having lost six of its previous seven games. But the Longhorns looked sharp from the opening tip, shooting a season-best 60.5 percent from the field in the first half.