AUSTIN, Texas (AP)Freshman Darianna Littlepage-Buggs finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds off the bench to lead Baylor to a 63-54 victory over No. 12 Texas on Monday night.
Littlepage-Buggs, who averages 9.5 rebounds per game to lead all first-year players, has 10 double-doubles this season for the Bears (19-10, 10-7 Big 12). She has garnered seven Big 12 freshman of the week awards. Sarah Andrews added 17 points and seven rebounds, while Ja’Mee Asberry scored 10.
Reserve Taylor Jones paced the Longhorns (22-8, 13-4) with 15 points and 13 rebounds for her third double-double. Rori Harmon totaled 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Shaylee Gonzales scored 10. Front-running Texas leads No. 16 Oklahoma by a half-game heading into the final week of the regular season.
Baylor is 4-0 in road games against Top 25 teams this season, but the Bears’ streak of 12 consecutive regular-season Big 12 titles is coming to an end.
Littlepage-Buggs scored 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting to lead Baylor to a 20-18 lead after one quarter. Asberry scored half her points in the second period to stretch the Bears’ lead to 37-32 at intermission.
Texas got within two points midway through the third quarter, but Andrews answered with a layup and Asberry followed with a 3-pointer for a three-possession lead. Asberry scored the final bucket of the quarter with 61 seconds left and Baylor led 50-45.
Andrews’ 3-pointer capped an 11-4 run and Baylor pushed its lead to double digits with 3:34 left to play. Texas scored just five points from there.
The Longhorns lost for just the second time in 16 home games this season.
Texas: The Longhorns close out the regular season at Kansas State on Saturday.
Baylor: The Bears end the regular season at home against West Virginia on Saturday.
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