AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Brooke McCarty scored 15 points and No. 3-seed Texas overwhelmed No. 14 Central Arkansas in the first half before cruising to a 78-50 victory Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Joyner Holmes added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Longhorns (23-8).
Texas came in needing something good to happen after losing four of its final six in the regular season, a disappointing finish after the Longhorns challenged for the Big 12 title. A rousing rout at home could be just the thing that gets them ready for another deep run into the NCAA Tournament after making it to the reginal final in 2016.
The Longhorns stormed to 24-4 lead by end the end of the first quarter and led 48-20 by halftime.
Maggie Proffitt scored 17 for Central Arkansas (26-5).
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3/17/2017 3:31:02 PM (GMT -5:00)