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Jones' career day lifts No. 10 Texas to comfortable win over Oral Roberts

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Taylor Jones had career-bests of 27 points and 16 rebounds in 24 minutes and No. 10 Texas defeated Oral Roberts 112-74 on Wednesday to continue its undefeated start to the season.

Jones, a 6-foot-4 senior, converted all 11 shots from the field. Freshman Madison Booker scored a season-best 17 points in 21 minutes for Texas (8-0). Rori Harmon had a typical game, filling the stat sheet with 10 points, eight rebounds, five steals and 13 assists, the latter matching the junior point guard's career best.

Shaylee Gonzales added 16 points for Texas, hitting 7 of 10 from the field.

Sophomore Taleyah Jones led Oral Robert (4-3) with career-high 23 points.

The Golden Eagles shot 38.6 percent and committed 22 turnovers, largely against Texas' full-court pressure.

Texas had its own issues taking care of the basketball with 16 turnovers. But it had a huge edge in turning them into points — 32-8.

While both teams had difficulty with ball security, Texas shot much better — 61 percent. The Longhorns scored 70 in the paint.


Oral Roberts: The Golden Eagles have lost to three Big 12 teams — TCU, Oklahoma and Texas, by an average of 29 points. They averaged 18 turnovers in those games. They gave themselves no chance, or Texas gave them none, from the start, committing five turnovers in the first three minutes and nine in the first quarter while missing 15 of 20 shots from the field and falling behind 28-17.

Texas: Aaliyah Moore, the highest-rated recruit that Vic Schaefer signed as Texas basketball coach, missed nearly a year after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee last Dec. 11. Moore, a redshirt sophomore, has been back for three games. A former starter, Moore averages 14 minutes and 8.7 points as she works her way back to full-time duty.


Oral Roberts: Hosts Oklahoma Wesleyan on Dec. 11.

Texas: Hosts No. 11 Connecticut on Sunday.

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