DENTON, Texas - Jamie Carey scored a career-high 30 points to lead No. 4 Texas to a 79-54 victory over North Texas on Thursday night.
Tiffany Jackson added 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Longhorns (5-2), who are 9-0 all-time against North Texas. Texas trailed 34-31 at halftime, but opened the second half with a 14-4 run to take a 45-38 lead with 10:50 left.
Mia Ajekwus scored 16 points for North Texas (4-4), which shot 50 percent in the first half and just 33 percent after the break. Carey topped her 28-point performance against New Mexico on Dec. 4.
No. 19 Houston 66, Hawaii 55
HONOLULU - Sancho Lyttle had 21 points and 16 rebounds for Houston in the opening game of the Paradise Classic.
Kiemona Harris added 16 points for the Lady Cougars (9-0).
Janevia Taylor led Hawaii (3-3) with 15 points but couldn't prevent the Rainbow Wahine from losing their 18th straight game to a ranked opponent.
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