AUSTIN, Texas -- Freshman Imani McGee-Stafford posted her fourth double-double of the season to lift No. 20 Texas over Cornell 53-40 on Thursday in a nonconference matchup.
McGee-Stafford had 20 points and pulled down 12 boards, including seven on the offensive end. Nneka Enemkpali grabbed 11 rebounds and Chassidy Fussell 10 for the Longhorns, who controlled the boards 48-28.
Texas (7-2), coming off a 94-75 loss to Tennessee, held a 22-16 advantage at halftime and led 29-25 some 5 minutes into the second half. From there, the Longhorns reeled off 13 straight points to jump ahead 42-25.
Both teams shot poorly, with Texas at 33.9 percent (21 of 62) and Cornell (5-5) at 31.8 percent (14 of 44), but the Longhorns outscored the Big Red 28-10 in the paint and turned 19 turnovers into 24 points.
Allyson DiMagno led Cornell with 13 points, but the Big Red's starters shot a combined 11 of 34.