KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lashann Higgs scored 18 points and led an efficient 3-point attack Sunday as the eighth-ranked Longhorns defeated No. 4 Tennessee 64-53 to remain unbeaten.
The freshman guard shot 3 of 5 from 3-point range and posted her highest point total of the season to help Texas (5-0) end Tennessee's 27-game home winning streak. Texas went 6 of 13 from beyond the arc.
Tennessee (5-1) hadn't lost at home since a 75-71 defeat by Kentucky in February 2014.
Diamond DeShields had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead Tennessee.
Tennessee cut an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to four when Lady Vols guard Andraya Carter sank two free throws with 1:18 left. Carter then made a midcourt steal to start a fastbreak, but Te'a Cooper missed a contested layup with a minute remaining.
The Lady Vols wouldn't get any closer, missing their last nine field-goal attempts.