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Texas Longhorns power way to women’s Sweet 16, men fall to Tennessee Volunteers

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns ruled the interior with 11 blocked shots and 45 rebounds in a 65-54 win over Alabama on Sunday to earn a spot in the NCAA women’s basketball Sweet 16.

Texas advances to play March 29 at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon — and in a tournament scheduling quirk — the Longhorns won’t know their Sweet 16 opponent until late Monday night.

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Texas will play the winner of the Gonzaga-Utah game scheduled to tip off at 9:30 p.m. CT from Spokane, Washington. It’s the last game of the second round.

Aaliyah Moore notched a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds against the Crimson Tide, and she made the Longhorns’ only 3-pointer of the night with the shot clock winding down in the third quarter, drawing a huge roar from the Moody Center crowd. All-American freshman Madison Booker scored 21 points on 9 of 16 shooting while DeYona Gaston scored nine points with seven rebounds.

On the men’s side, Texas was eliminated from March Madness by former head coach Rick Barnes and the Tennessee Volunteers in the second round Saturday 62-58.

In the above video, Roger Wallace and Billy Gates discuss both men’s and women’s tournaments.

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