No. 25 Texas 79, Oral Roberts 40 (women)


Saturday, November 25th 2006, 4:24 pm
By: News On 6


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Tiffany Jackson scored 21 points and #25 Texas overcome a sluggish offensive start to beat Oral Roberts 79-40 on Saturday.

Erneisha Bailey had her second career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to help Texas (5-1) remain undefeated at home this season.

Mariana Camargo led the Golden Eagles (4-1) with 13 points. Oral Roberts entered the game averaging 84 points, and was beating opponents by an average of 26 points. But the Golden Eagles shot just 34 percent and committed 29 turnovers in the loss.

The Longhorns missed their first 6 shots and didn't score their first basket until Jackson's baseline jumper more than 5 minutes into the game.

Bailey's layup off her second steal of the half with 9:12 left gave Texas its first lead of the game at 13-11. The Longhorns went on a 20-9 run and scored 15 points off 15 Golden Eagles turnovers to end the half.

Oral Roberts' first points of the 2nd half didn't come until the 16:21 mark when Sarah Davidson nailed a 3-pointer. But by that time, Texas had already scored 10 points.

The Longhorns added 12 of their 25 points off turnovers in the 2nd half and shot 52 percent for the game to pull away.