Ebo helps No. 15 Texas women turn Jackson State back 78-64

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Lauren Ebo had 14 points, seven rebounds and five blocks, and No. 15 in Texas overcame bad problems to beat Jackson State 78-64 Wednesday night.

Longhorns (5-1) had two starting errors and two reserves with four errors. They did not get the lead to double digits until the third quarter – twice leading by 10 on a 3-pointer by Aliyah Matharu. The second time, Texas allowed to take a 59-49 lead in the fourth quarter.

The lead remained at double-digit, but it was not until a 7-0 sprint with less than five minutes to play that the Longhorns became comfortable. They led 74-57 with 2:15 left.

Matharu scored 13 points and Joanne Allen-Taylor 10 for Texas.

Jariyah Covington scored 16 points for Jackson State (1-3). She was 8 of 10 from the foul line, but overall, Jackson State was only 16 of 28, 9 of 20 in the second half.

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