Texas Women's Basketball: Takeaways from win vs. BYU

Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball honored their two seniors tonight at the Moody Center against the BYU Cougars. The Longhorns dominated the paint scoring, 40 of their 71 points in the 71-46 win tonight. Here are the three takeaways from the win tonight.

Texas Longhorns guard Shaylee Gonzales (2) takes the court ahead of the basketball game against
Texas Longhorns guard Shaylee Gonzales (2) takes the court ahead of the basketball game against / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /
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It was a bittersweet night as two seniors played their final game at the Moody Center tonight. Texas Women's Basketball honored Seniors Shaylee Gonzales and Khadija Faye before tonight's game against BYU.

Freshman forward Madison Booker's 20 points helped the Longhorns win 71-46 tonight. The Longhorns locked up the second seed in the Big 12 Basketball Tournament. Here are the three takeaways from the win tonight over the BYU Cougars.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. BYU Cougars: 3. Booker redeemed herself

Booker was a lot better with her shot-making tonight against BYU. She had a bad outing against the Oklahoma Sooners on Wednesday night. Booker was 8-13 tonight and made five out of her six free throws for 20 points.

This was a good warmup game before the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. If the Longhorns want to win the Big 12 title this season, Booker must be on the top of her game. Being the second seed in the tournament, the Longhorns will wait a bit to find out their opponent. Booker needs to be practicing her shots during that wait.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. BYU Cougars: 2. Forcing 22 turnovers

This was another takeaway from the game tonight against the Cougars. When you force your opponent to turn the ball over 22 times, odds are you'll win the basketball game. This will be a big stat to monitor during the Big 12 tournament.

The Longhorns have a good record when they dominate the turnover battle. If Texas wants to upset a team like Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament Finals, they must dominate the turnover battle next week.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. BYU Cougars: 1. Dominate the paint.

The Longhorns dominated the Cougars in the paint tonight, 40-22. This will be another thing to monitor in Missouri next week. The Longhorns play their best basketball when they dominate the battle in the paint.

Booker and her teammates scored half of their points inside the perimeter. This is how Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball Head Coach Vic Schaefer likes to run his offense. Stay tuned to Hook'em Headlines to find out who the Longhorns will play first in the Big 12 Tournament.

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