Dec. 29, 2009
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Kathleen Nash had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead Texas (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) to a 76-65 victory over Miami in the Wyndham Miami Holiday Tournament championship on Tuesday.
Brittainey Raven added 17 points for Texas (9-3), which outrebounded the Hurricanes 56-37 and went 9 for 18 from 3-point range. The Longhorns have won four straight since their 78-58 loss at No. 4 Tennessee on Dec. 6.
Shenise Johnson scored 17 points and Riquna Williams had 16 for Miami (10-2), which shot 35 percent from the field. Diane Barnes finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Texas, which led 42-35 at halftime, shot 41 percent from the field.
• Texas improved to 2-1 all-time against Miami and 1-0 in the BankUnited Center.
• Head coach Gail Goestenkors is now 5-0 all-time against Miami.
• Texas used the starting lineup of Arriaran, Raven, Ka. Nash, Williams and Gayle for the first time this season ... UT has now used three starting rotations through 12 games.
• UT made six or more 3-point baskets for the sixth-straight game and for the eighth time this season ... Texas has recorded nine or more treys in three games this year.
• Texas used a 14-0 run to open the second half and build a 21-point lead, its largest of the game, at 56-35 with 16:45 remaining.
• All 10 players contributed points for the third time this season (North Texas, Nov. 20; Texas Southern, Dec. 20).
• UT held its seventh opponent to at least 10 points below its season scoring average (Miami was averaging 82.0 ppg entering game against Texas).
• UT recorded a season-high 56 rebounds ... has now outrebounded its opponent by 10 or more for the sixth time this season (56-37, +19) ... Texas' 19+ rebounding margin was its largest of the season ... UT recorded 50 or more rebounds for the second-consecutive game and third time this season.
• Recorded game-high four blocks ... has posted at least two blocks in 10 games this season, and three or more in each her last six games.
• Named to the Wyndham Miami Holiday All-Tournament Team.
• Scored 20 or more points for the third time this season and the eighth of her career.
• Recorded her first double-double of the season with 22 points (8-of-11 FG, 4-of-6 3FG, 2-of-2 FT) and 14 rebounds ... marks her seventh career double-double.
• Led UT in rebounding for the fifth time this season and 32nd time in her career ... 14 rebounds tied her career mark set at Texas Tech on Jan. 10, 2009.
• Matched her season-high with four 3-point baskets for the third time this season.
• Matched her season-high with nine rebounds.
• Was perfect from the free throw line for the fourth time this season (2-for-2).
• Name Wyndham Miami Holiday Tournament MVP.
• Scored 16 of her 17 points (6-of-12 FG, 2-of-3 3FG, 3-of-4 FT) in the first half.