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Texas Defeats Kansas To Advance To Semis
March 05, 2016
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Celina Rodrigo scored 13 points to help No. 6 Texas hold off upstart Kansas 66-50 Saturday night in the Big 12 women's quarterfinals.

Ariel Atkins scored 11 points and Brooke McCarty added 10 for the Longhorns (27-3), who were coming off a loss to Baylor in the regular-season finale that cost them a share of the conference regular-season title.

Texas beat Kansas 75-38 and 70-46 in the regular season. The Jayhawks (6-25), seeded 10th in the 10-team league, went winless in conference play and had lost 20 straight overall before beating TCU on Friday night.

The Jayhawks stayed close for much of Saturday's game. Lauren Aldridge scored 12 points and Aisia Robertson added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Jayhawks.

The Longhorns advanced to play Kansas State or West Virginia in the semifinals on Sunday.

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