McGee-Stafford has 20; Texas defeats Penn 79-61

JOSEPH WHITE (AP Sports Writer)
The Associated Press
McGee-Stafford has 20; Texas defeats Penn 79-61
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Texas head coach Karen Aston, front, and her team look on during the first half of the first round of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament game against Penn, Sunday, March 23, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Imani McGee-Stafford had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and fifth-seeded Texas rallied from a 15-point, first-half deficit Sunday to beat No. 12 Penn 79-61, the Longhorns' first NCAA win since 2008.

McGee-Stafford went 8 for 11 from the field and made all four of her free throws for the Longhorns (22-11), who shot 61 percent in the second half to end a skid of four consecutive first-round losses.

Alyssa Baron scored 25 points to lead the Quakers (23-6), who were trying to become only the second Ivy League team to win a game in the women's tournament. The conference dropped to 1-22 all-time, although the one win was historic: Harvard over Stanford in 1997, the only victory by a No. 16 seed over a No. 1 in men's or women's tournament history.