Texas Women's Basketball: Takeaways from win vs. Iowa State

Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball hosted the Iowa State Cyclones at the Moody Center this afternoon. It was a back-and-forth game for three quarters until Texas pulled away in the fourth quarter. The Longhorns went on to win 81-60 behind Shaylee Gonzales and Madison Booker's combined 36 points. Here are the three takeaways from the win over Iowa State.

Texas Longhorns guard Shaylee Gonzales (2) pushes past Kansas State guard Zyanna Walker (1) during
Texas Longhorns guard Shaylee Gonzales (2) pushes past Kansas State guard Zyanna Walker (1) during / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /
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Texas Women's Basketball hosted the Iowa State Cyclones at the Moody Center this afternoon. It was a packed house as the Longhorns and the Cyclones fought back and forth for forty minutes. At the end of the forty minutes, the Longhorns beat the Cyclones 81-60.

Freshman forward Madison Booker and Senior guard Shaylee Gonzales finished with 18 points, and Senior guard Shay Holle was behind them with 16 points. Here are the three takeaways from the win against the Cyclones this afternoon.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. Iowa State Cyclones Recap: 3. Shaylee Gonzales and Madison Booker leading the offense

Gonzales and Booker were the main reason why the Longhorns were able to separate from the Cyclones in the fourth quarter. Both players scored 18 points in the win this afternoon. It was great seeing both players step up when the starting five had some issues on offense early in the game.

The Longhorns looked unprepared for the Cyclones during the first half of the game. It wasn't until the second half that the Longhorns solved their offensive problems.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. Iowa State Cyclones Recap: 2. Dominating the boards

The Longhorns also won because they were able to dominate the boards. The Longhorns out-rebounded the Cyclones 38-27. Even though the final rebounding numbers are close, it was enough to help the Longhorns out this afternoon.

Lately, the Longhorns have been able to out-rebound their opponents, which has helped them win against their Big 12 opponents. This might be a key stat the Longhorns need to win at the Big 12 Tournament.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. Iowa State Cyclones Recap: 1. Finding a way to win close games

This is something the Longhorns have done well this season. Texas has found a way to win in close games like it was today until the fourth quarter. In a couple of weeks, teams that make the Big 12 tournament will scrap it out for a win against top seeds like Texas.

The Longhorns need to be prepared for close games, and winning a game after being close for three quarters is a win. The Longhorns will be back in action at the Moody Center Wednesday as they host Texas Tech.

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