Nov. 16, 2008
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Erika Arriaran scored 21 points to lead No. 13 Texas to a 110-76 win over Saint Mary's 110-76 in the second round of the World Vision Classic on Sunday.
Kathleen Nash and Brittainey Raven each had 20 points and Ashley Lindsay added 15 for the Longhorns. Carla Cortijo also had 12 assists.
The Longhorns used a 20-4 run in the first half to open up a 22-point lead and never looked back. They led 52-36 at halftime and Saint Mary's was unable to pull any closer in the second half.
Ashlee Smith scored 17 points and Katie Batlin added 11 for Saint Mary's. Louella Tomlinson grabbed 10 rebounds. St. Mary's was without its leading scorer Jontelle Smith.
Texas will take on No. 25 Old Dominion and Saint Mary's will play Dayton in the final round on Monday.
· Texas scored 100+ points for the first time since Dec. 15, 2002, when it defeated SE Louisiana, 106-42, at the Erwin Center.
· Texas had previously recorded 58 100-point games in its 34-year history, and is now a perfect 59-0 when registering 100 or more points.
· Texas improved to 13-3 (.813) at home under Gail Goestenkors.
· The Longhorns have won 26 of their last 34 home contests, including their last four games.
· Texas improved to 1-1 all-time against Saint Mary's.
· Texas has outscored its opponent 176-116 in its first two contests of the season.
· Texas began the contest on a 9-0 run.
· Five players scored in double digits, including Ashley Lindsey (15), Erika Arriaran (21), Brittainey Raven (20), Kathleen Nash (20) and Yvonne Anderson (10).
· Ten Longhorns scored in the 110-76 win over Saint Mary's, marking the second-consecutive game where 10 players contributed on the scoreboard.
· Scored 10 of her 20 points in the first half.
· Was 8-of-9 from the free-throw line.
· Brittainey Raven, Kathleen Nash and Erika Arriaran combined for 61 points, which was 55% of Texas' total scoring.
· Scored a career-high 20 points.
· Scored 12 points and seven rebounds in the first half.
· Kathleen Nash, Brittainey Raven and Erika Arriaran combined for 61 points, which was 55% of Texas' total scoring.
· Scored a game-high 21 points and was 3-of-5 from beyond the arc.
· Erika Arriaran, Kathleen Nash and Brittainey Raven combined for 61 points, which was 55% of Texas' total scoring.
· Collected four blocks to bring her career total to 182 and surpassing Tiffany Jackson (2003-07, 181 blocks) as the third all-time blocks leader in UT history.
· Dished out a game-high 12 assists, one shy of her career high 13 assists.
HEAD COACH Gail Goestenkors
Opening statement: I was very proud of the team. I think we came out aggressively on both ends of the floor. It was difficult because the transition was incredible. I don't think we have played anybody who has transitioned as well as Saint Mary's did tonight. I told the team I was most proud of the 28 assists.
On tonight's fast-paced momentum and transitioning: We enjoyed the up-tempo and I think Saint Mary's enjoyed that as well. When you become a great team you realize that when you can transition you can (score), but when you can't you set up on your side of the court, and I was happy to see our team do that tonight.
On her performance: Tonight, Coach told me to step it up and ask more of myself, so that's what I tried to do.
On her aggressive start: We started a lot better than last night. We got our momentum going and really stepped it up.
On her defensive game: We have been working on defense a lot in practice. With my height, we felt that I should be able to block a shot and slow down penetration, so we've worked on that. And I think we are really getting that down.
SAINT MARY'S QUOTES
HEAD COACH PAUL THOMAS
Opening statement: Texas is a very good team. I give a lot of credit to them for tonight's win. There is a reason they are ranked so high.
On what he liked from his team's performance: I think we did a fairly decent job of running the floor, and I think we scored 76 points against a team that is going to do very well in the Big 12.
On the level of competition: I think our kids enjoy playing against this kind of competition. We knew what we were up against.