No. 10 women’s basketball defeats UCLA

Courtney Norris

No. 10 Texas (3-0, 2-0 away) continued its winning streak with a third-consecutive win of the season at UCLA.

Scoring 37 points in the first half and 38 in the second, the Longhorns concluded their two-game California road trip in the Pauley Pavilion on Sunday with a 75-65 win against the Bruins.

The last time the Longhorns beat UCLA was on Nov. 25, 2003. UCLA is 0-3 after losing to Texas, but it came into the season with the No. 1 recruiting class in the country.

Freshman guard Brooke McCarty led the Longhorns with 20 points in the game. McCarty, Texas’ shortest player at 5 feet 4 inches, made five 3-pointers for Texas.

“Coach just told me when I’m open, shoot the ball,” McCarty said. “At first I wasn’t, but then she got on to me, so I started shooting and got more comfortable as the game went on.”

The Longhorns finished with seven steals and 22 points off turnovers.

Freshman guard Ariel Atkins contributed 14 points to help Texas pull away with an early lead in the second half. Texas posted its largest lead at 5:13 in the second half with 14 points.

Sophomore center Kelsey Lang finished with 12 points and senior forward Nneka Enemkpali had 10.

Sunday’s contest brought the all-time series to 6-5, in the Bruins’ favor.

Texas will host UT-Pan American at home Wednesday.