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.
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