No. 8 Lady Vols beat No. 21 Texas 92-77

Five Lady Vols reached double figures as Tennessee improves to 9-1 on the season.

Tennessee's Meighan Simmons (10) and Texas' Kathleen Nash (5) reach for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Angie Bjorklund scored 20 points in the first half and Meighan Simmons added 18 to lead No. 8 Tennessee to a 92-77 victory over No. No. 21 Texas on Sunday.

Bjorklund provided the early punch with four 3-pointers in the first half, then Simmons took over in the second as the Lady Vols (9-1) steadily pulled away and sent Texas (5-3) to its third consecutive loss.

The game was the first in a tough two-game Texas swing for the Lady Vols. Tennessee plays at No. 2 Baylor on Tuesday night.

Kathleen Nash scored 21 points to lead Texas, which committed its season average of 20 turnovers that led to 23 Tennessee points.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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