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Charli Collier's 44 points vs. North Texas most by a Longhorns player since 1994

Texas junior post player Charli Collier had 44 points in a 106-69 victory over North Texas on Sunday, the highest single-game total for a Longhorns player since 1994.

The 6-foot-5 Collier was 14-of-17 from the field and 14-of-15 from the free throw line. She also had 16 rebounds and two blocked shots.

"My mindset was just being confident and dominate the paint, which is what I did today," Collier said. "Our base offense is in the paint, so that's where I live."

Collier's scoring total was the fourth-highest in Longhorns women's basketball history, and the most since guard Danielle Viglione had a program-best 48 points -- including a school-record 11 3-point field goals -- against Houston on Jan. 29, 1994.

Collier is in rare company in Longhorns history: It was the sixth game with 40 or more points by a Texas women's basketball player. The others were by Annette Smith (46, 1984), Clarissa Davis (45, 1987), Jackie Swaim (40, 1980) and Viglione (40, 1994).

Smith is first (2,523 points) and Davis third (2,008) on Texas' career scoring list; both were on the Longhorns' 1986 undefeated national championship team and have been inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee.

It was the 18th career double-double for Collier, an All-Big 12 first-team selection who averaged 13.1 points and 10.5 rebounds last season. Her previous career high in scoring was 28, set last season against UTSA.

Collier had 25 points and 12 rebounds Wednesday in the Longhorns' opener, a 90-51 win over SMU that was the debut for coach Vic Schaefer in his first season at Texas.