Reed leads No. 25 Texas women past Mich St 61-53

Cokie Reed returned to the court after an early injury scare and

led No. 25 Texas past Michigan State 61-53 Saturday.

Reed, who missed all of last season after undergoing surgery on

her right foot, left in the first half following a hard fall. She

was back before halftime and finished with 14 points and eight

rebounds for the Longhorns (6-2).

Porsche Poole scored 13 points for Michigan State (7-4).

Michigan State took an early 11-3 advantage, powered by a trio

of 3-pointers. A layup by Ashleigh Fontenette gave Texas its first

lead of the game at 16-15 and keyed an 18-7 run by the

Longhorns.

Texas never trailed after that in its first game since losing at

No. 8 Tennessee on Dec. 4.