Texas Women's Basketball: 3 takeaways from Big 12 Tourney win vs. KU

Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball took on the Kansas Jayhawks in the Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinals. It was a tightly contested from the opening tip-off to the final buzzer. Texas wins 76-60 as the Longhorns move on to the Semifinals.

Mar 9, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Vic Schaeffer looks on during the
Mar 9, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Vic Schaeffer looks on during the / Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas Women's Basketball took on the Kansas Jayhawks in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament this evening. The Jayhawks and Longhorns traded baskets for most of the first half of the game, as it was 34-29 Longhorns at halftime.

Texas pulled away early into the fourth quarter as the Longhorns won 76-60 over the Jayhawks. Here are the three takeaways from the win this evening.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. Kansas Jayhawks Recap: 3. Moving the ball against the zone

The Jayhawks came out in a 3-2 and 2-3 zone, which confused the Longhorns at the beginning of the game. Once Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball Head Coach Vic Schaefer sat the team down during a review in the first quarter, they moved the ball better against the screen.

They were passing the ball around better, which got the Jayhawks out of their zone, and the Longhorns scored baskets easier.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. Kansas Jayhawks Recap: 2. Getting rebounds

The rebound battle against the Jayhawks was going to be a factor today. The Longhorns have a good record when winning the rebound battle. The rebound battle was tied at 19 at halftime between both teams. The Longhorns won the rebound battle 38-31 against the Jayhawks. It shows that winning the rebound battle is crucial, especially in conference tournaments. Let's see if the Longhorns can win the rebound battle tomorrow night.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. Kansas Jayhawks Recap: 1. Didn't panic when Madison Booker was having issues making shots

Schaefer knew going into the game that the Jayhawks would guard Freshman forward Booker. She didn't do well in the first half, as Kansas limited her to nine points in the first half. Booker would finish the game with 21 points.

The Longhorns didn't panic as they got the ball to Junior forward Aaliyah Moore for 19 points. This was a great warmup game for the Longhorns, as they had the first two rounds off. The Longhorns will play the Kansas State Wildcats or the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Big 12 Tournament Semifinals at 5:00 PM CT tomorrow.

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