Texas routs Northwestern St. 86-39 behind Higgs

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lashann Higgs scored 14 points and Kelsey Lang and Joyner Holmes each added 12 sending No. 14-ranked Texas past Northwestern State 86-39 on Wednesday night.

Ariel Atkins added 11 points and Jada Underwood and Brooke McCarty each had 10 for the Longhorns. Texas never trailed.

Beattrice Attura's 3 brought the Lady Demons to within 8-6 with 7:24 left in the first quarter before Texas (2-2) closed on a 13-3 run to end the quarter.

Texas blew it open in the second as Northwestern State (3-1) put just five points on the scoreboard and Texas led 47-14 at halftime.

Attura led the Lady Demons with 15 points and Shahd Abboud finished with 13 for Northwestern State.

The Longhorns led the all-time series between the two 5-0. Texas has outscored the Lady Demons 172-72 in their last two outings. The Longhorns beat Northwestern State 86-33 last year in Austin.