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Stanford women fall to host Texas, will host Tennessee

 

Empress Davenport scored a career-best 23 points, leading No. 5 Texas past No. 14 Stanford, 77-69, on Sunday afternoon in nonconference women's basketball action in Austin.

Davenport made consecutive jump shots to give the Longhorns an 11-point lead at the end of the third quarter. Brooke McCarty scored 12 points for Texas, and Celina Rodrigo added 11.

Lili Thompson led Stanford (6-2) with 21 points and has now reached double figures in all eight games this season. Erica McCall contributed a double-double of 14 points and 13 boards while Brittany McPhee added 12, all coming off three-pointers.

McPhee made consecutive 3-pointers to cut a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to four with 3:34 remaining. But Texas held off the Cardinal by making 14 free throws the rest of the way, including eight by Rodrigo.

Texas (8-0) extended its regular-season, nonconference winning streak to 22 games, dating to the 2013-14 season.

Playing for the first time since Nov. 29 due to its annual extended break for final exams, Stanford was out-rebounded 44-29 as the Cardinal picked up its first offensive rebound in the third period. The Cardinal was 11-15 from the foul line, compared to the Longhorns' 23-for-30 clip.

Davenport scored 15 points, matching her previous career high for an entire game, as Texas took a 39-32 halftime lead.

Stanford returns to Maples Pavilion on Wednesday, hosting Tennessee at 6 p.m.

— Stanford Athletics

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