Courtesy of Texassports.com
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Texas Women's Basketball team maintained its late-season momentum and had two players reach career milestones as the Longhorns downed the Missouri Tigers, 75-62, on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.
Senior Yvonne Anderson and sophomore Chassidy Fussell both eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in their collegiate careers in the win. Anderson became the 37th player in Texas history to do so with a layup at the 17:17 mark of the second half. Fussell joined her as the 38th off a three-pointer with 6:03 remaining in the game.
It was UT's second victory in as many Big 12 games and only its second road win of the conference season.
Anderson and Fussell finished with 12 and 16 points, respectively. Sophomore Chelsea Bass recorded a season-high 18 points, including four three-pointers, to lead all Texas scorers. Freshman Ronisha Major added seven rebounds.
The Longhorns got off to a slow start, allowing Missouri to build a 15-4 lead early in the first half spurred by an 8-0 run. Texas fought back with an 11-3 run of its own to cut the lead to one but entered halftime down four.
UT picked up the pace in the second half, opening with an 18-6 run and jumping in front for good with just over 16 minutes left. The Longhorns led by as many as 19.
Texas had trouble shutting down senior forward BreAnna Brock, who recorded a first-half double-double. Brock continued her tear out of halftime, scoring nine of Missouri's first 10 second-half points. She finished with 24 in addition to her 16 rebounds.
Kyley Simmons chipped in 11 points for the Tigers. Christine Flores, who averaged 20 points in the last three games, was held without a field goal.
The Longhorns return home to wrap up Big 12 play against the Texas A&M Aggies on Sunday, March 4, in the final chapter of the State Farm Lonestar Showdown. Tipoff is set for 12:00 p.m. Central.
-Became the 37th player in school history to reach the 1,000 career-points mark when she connected on a layup at the 17:17 mark in the second half. She accomplished the feat in her 127th game as a Longhorn.
-Reached double-figure scoring for the 18th time this season and 44th in her career with 12 points
-Dished out a game-high six assists
-Has led Texas in assists 18 times this season
-Co-led Texas in rebounding for the fourth time this season with seven boards
-Recorded a season-high 18 points
-Led Texas in scoring for the second time this season
-Matched her career-high with a season-high four 3-point field goals
-Reached double-figure scoring for the eighth time this season and 14th in her career
-Became the 38th player in school history to reach the 1,000 career-points mark when she connected on a 3-point field goal at the 6:03 mark in the second half. She accomplished the feat in her 61st game as a Longhorn.
-Reached double-figure scoring for the 25th time this season and 53rd in her career with 16 points
-Went 2-of-2 from the free-throw line
-Has made 24 straight free throws in the last seven games
-Pulled down a season-high seven rebounds
-Co-led Texas in rebounding for the first time this season
-Matched season-high 18 minutes