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Texas Tech women’s basketball loses 7-game skid after falling to Cincinnati

Texas Tech women’s basketball lost its seventh straight game on Saturday, matching its worst skid in the past four seasons.

Cincinnati used a dominant second quarter to complete Tech’s season sweep with a 68-56 decision in the Big 12 matchup at United Supermarkets Arena. The Bearcats broke away on a 14-1 run and maintained a lead of at least 13 points until the final three minutes.

Cincinnati had 20 offensive rebounds, which led to 17 second-chance points. That made up for 37.7% shooting, although the Bearcats shot 7 of 18 (38.9%) from three-point range.

Reagan Jackson led the Bearcats with 16 points. Jillian Hayes (15), A’riel Jackson (14) and Ta’Ziah Jenks (12) also reached double figures for Cincinnati, which snapped a four-game losing streak.

Tech shot 33.3%, including 24% from beyond the arc. Nearly half (25 of 51) of the Lady Raiders’ shot attempts were three-pointers.

Bailey Maupin led Tech with 16 points and five rebounds. Jasmine Shavers followed with 10 points on 2 of 10 shooting, along with five rebounds.

The Lady Raiders (16-13, 5-11 conference) face TCU in Fort Worth on Wednesday.

The Horned Frogs were 4-11 in conference play entering a game against Houston on Saturday night.

This article originally appeared in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Cincinnati pushes Texas Tech women’s basketball losing streak to 7