Feb. 1, 2009
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WACO, Texas (AP) - Kathleen Nash had 11 points and 10 rebounds and No. 16 Texas bounced back from consecutive blowout losses to beat No. 4 Baylor 58-55 on Sunday.
The Longhorns (15-5, 3-3 Big 12) lost by 20 to No. 2 Oklahoma on Jan. 24 and fell behind 19-3 in the game's opening minutes before losing by 14 to No. 11 Texas A&M on Wednesday.
Baylor (17-3, 5-2), which lost to No. 2 Oklahoma on Wednesday, dropped two straight home games for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.
Danielle Wilson had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Jhasmin Player added 12 points and Jessica Morrow chipped in with 10 for the Lady Bears.
Brittainey Raven hit a pair of free throws to put Texas on top 53-51 with 2:46 left. With just a second on the shot clock, Kristen Nash scored her only points of the game--a layup that put Texas on top 55-51 with 1:19 left.
Kathleen Nash hit two free throws to give the Longhorns a 58-55 lead with 6.6 seconds left. With a chance to tie, the Lady Bears missed a desperation shot as the final buzzer sounded.
Baylor shot 31 percent from the floor and missed half of its 26 free throws in its second straight loss. The Lady Bears made only 27 percent in losing to Oklahoma on Wednesday.
Texas went on a 6-0 run and took the lead for the first time since the opening half, 48-47, on Erika Arriaran's short jumper with 5:55 left. Carla Cortijo, who had 11 points before fouling out, drove for a basket on the next possession to put the Longhorns up by three.
Baylor tied it up at 50 when Kelli Griffin nailed a 3-pointer from the corner.
The Lady Bears took a 51-50 advantage on Wilson's free throw. But they missed their next eight shots from the field as Texas took the lead for good.
The Longhorns hit five of their first seven shots to take an 11-0 lead.
Ashleigh Fontenette made two consecutive steals--one which she converted one into a layup and fed Raven on the other that put Texas up 11-0.
The Longhorns missed 19 of the their next 24 shots as Baylor came back.
Baylor finally scored with 16:31 left in the first half on Morrow's hoop.
Morrow's three-point play gave the Lady Bears their first lead of the game, 16-15 with 6:41 remaining in the first half.