LUBBOCK — Bre’Amber Scott scored a game-high 31 points, including key free throws in the final minute, to lead the Texas Tech women’s basketball team to a 68-64 rivalry win over No. 25 Texas on Wednesday at United Supermarkets Arena.
The Longhorns got within one point with 1:21 remaining, but the Lady Raiders held off the late rally to down a ranked UT squad for the third straight season.
It was a one-possession game when UT’s Sonya Morris missed a 3-pointer with 33 seconds left. Katie Ferrell grabbed the rebound for Tech, which iced the game at the charity stripe.
It was Scott’s second consecutive game scoring 30 or more points. The reigning Big 12 co-player of the week had 37 in a win last Saturday at Kansas State.
Tech started the second half on a 7-0 run to take its biggest lead at 37-27. UT whittled the deficit to three points after two buckets in the final 25 seconds of the third quarter. That included a fast-break layup by Deyona Gaston at the buzzer off a steal and assist by Rori Harmon.
Harmon, the Longhorns’ star point guard, began to look for her shot more, netting six points on 3-of-7 attempts in the third quarter.
The Lady Raiders shook off a cold offensive start to take a lead into halftime. Scott had 10 of her 16 first-half points in the second quarter as Tech shot 5 of 9. The Lady Raiders went into the locker room up 30-27.
The Longhorns (13-6, 4-2 Big 12) next play at Baylor on Sunday afternoon.