Top-ranked Stanford Cardinal upset by Texas Longhorns

AUSTIN, Texas — Stanford’s stay atop the women’s college basketball rankings is over.

The Cardinal lost 69-64 Sunday to unranked Texas, which got 20 points and 19 rebounds from Charli Collier, a 6-foot-5 sophomore.

Stanford (10-1), which hadn’t been ranked No. 1 since 2012, took the top spot Dec. 2 after Oregon’s loss to Louisville. It would seem that Connecticut (10-0) will be No. 1 when the updated rankings are announced Monday.

Texas (7-4) scored the first seven points of the game and never trailed until the final minute of the third quarter when Stanford went ahead 47-46 on a layup by Lacie Hall. With Stanford leading 60-58, Collier evened the score with a tip-in, broke the tie with a free throw, and then hit a jumper for a 63-60 lead. Stanford pulled within 65-64 with six seconds to play, but Sug Sutton made two free throws to ice it for Texas.

Sutton finished with 12 points, and Celeste Taylor added 10. Jada Underwood had 10 rebounds, including seven of Texas’ 19 offensive boards.

“They were more aggressive than we were,” Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said.

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