Magnificent Morris

Casey Morris went for 24 points and went 6-for-10 from three-point range in the Lady Raiders blowout victory.

22-13.

That wasn't the score at any point, but rather the points Casey Morris scored in the first half against the points the entire UT-Arlington squad scored in the first half.

Morris went off in the first half against the Mavericks going 7-for-10 from the field and 6-for-9 from three-point range, marking a new career-high in three-pointers made in a single game.

"I think the game was just coming to me, they were leaving me open so I was taking shots just like I would in any other game," Morris said. "Good for them to leave me open, I guess, because I was knocking it down whenever I got it."

In the second half the foot was taken off the gas just a little as Morris played 14 minutes and scored just two points and was 0-for-1 from behind the arc.

The Fairfield, California native finished the night with 24 points, a new career-high, her previous high was 23 points which was recorded against Texas A&M on February 5 in a 79-65 loss to the Aggies.

Morris said getting into a rhythm like that is nice, but she is going to shoot either way if she is missing or making them, that's what she has been taught.

Having that kind of night is something that Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry said she expects to get out of a player on her squad.

"When you're a Division 1 athlete and you're wide open, you've got to be able to knock down shots, and I mean she just can do that," Curry said. "I thought she did a great job tonight, and she has been doing a great job. I thought she really let the game come to her, and anytime they're open we want them to look to shoot and she did a great job.

"I'm really happy for her."


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