Taylor with 19 points, No. 11 Texas women beat Rice 70-47

HOUSTON (AP) Brianna Taylor scored 19 points and No. 11 Texas rolled to a 70-47 victory over Rice on Saturday.

Texas (3-0) outscored the Owls 14-2 in the third quarter.

Taylor was 8 of 11 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds. Brooke McCarty scored 11 points, and Lashann Higgs added 10 for the Longhorns. Imani Boyette chipped in 4 points with three steals and three blocks.

Shani Rainey scored 20 points on 5-of-8 shooting to lead the Owls (0-3), who are winless under first-year head coach Tina Langley.

Taylor had 9 points in the first half and the Longhorns had a 32-28 halftime lead. Taylor scored 6 of the Longhorns 14 points in the third quarter while the Owls shot 1 for 9 from the floor, and missed four free throws.

Texas is 34-1 in the series, including 16-1 at Houston.

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