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Texas move on to Sweet 16, beating UCLA 71-62

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Charlie Collier, who was struggling to recover from a hamstring injury, was receiving help from other players in Texas to move on to the Sweet 16.

Celeste Taylor scored 24 points in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament on Wednesday night, Keira Lambert added 17 points, and No. 6 Longhorns beat third-placed UCLA 71-62.

“We are not one person. Charlie has taken a lot from us this year. “There were nights when we could not throw it into the ocean if we were underwater on the beach,” said Texas coach Vic Schaefer. “To see how we come out, to do what we did, to score 71 points, to do what we did, is a sign of team development.”

The start of the game was delayed by about 25 minutes as Iowa և Texas A & M spent extra time on the pitch on the other side of the Alamodom. Texas և UCLA went back to their locker rooms when the next game went into extra time, և both teams were looking at the giant cameras to capture the winner of the Aggies’ buzz.

The long wait did not seem to bother Texas (20-9), who beat the Bruns 22-6 in the second to rise 35-14 on the pitch. That, including keeping UCLA (17-6) unbeaten for about 6:30 minutes in a 12-0 run.

UCLA coach Corey Klose refused to use the delay as a delay.

“I do not know, everything happens. You have to be adaptable this year. “We went back to the dressing room and told them to go, but to adjust at another time,” he said. “The same thing happened with Texas as it did with us. They did a little better. It was ideal. This whole year was not ideal. “

In the second half, UCLA showed a much bigger fight, reducing the deficit to 51-41 after three quarters. Charisma Osbourne’s three-point game brought the Bruins as close as they had since the start of the second quarter.

But UCLA took a few big hits early in the fourth. Michaela Onyenwere made the fourth mistake, and Lauryn Miller was fouled to the floor after the ball bounced off the post. He had to be helped from the court. He went to the dressing room to help the crocodile. A few minutes later, he returned with a crutch and a heavy bandage on his right knee.

The Bruns continued to hang on և for nine minutes, but a broken play led to an Allen-Taylor corner kick that restored Texas’ double-digit lead to 4:12. The Bruces could not get close to the other eight on the way.

Next up for Texas is Sunday’s game against Maryland.

The game was supposed to be between the WNBA Collier Texas On UCLA Onyenwere’s potential No. 1 voters.

Collier, who averaged 20 points և almost 12 strokes, prevented the rough trouble. He finished with five points and five shots. With 10 boards, Lambert took the slowness.

Onyenwere did everything it could to score 21 points after selling the lead. In the first half, he had 10 of the team’s 14 points. The rest of the team missed 13 of their 14 shots in the opening 20 minutes.

When he got a little help, it was too late for the Bruins to reach Sweet 16 in the previous 16 NCAA tournaments.

“UCLA had it all with the player I am, the person I am today,” Onienver said through tears. “Coach Corey said that this game does not define our season, how hard we worked. … I am incredibly proud of my team this year, I am incredibly proud և I am proud to have visited UCLA և I had the experiences I had. But yes, it was rude today, but I am so grateful for everything UCLA has given me. ”


Onyenver finished fourth in the UCLA career scoring list with 1,888 points. She came in fifth in the game, beating Reema Stephens, who was fourth with a score of 1,887. C UCLA outscored three of its four previous opponents by less than 50 points. Texas reached that mark at the end of the third quarter.


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