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Texas guard Joyner Holmes named Big 12 Freshman of the Week

Texas guard Joyner Holmes has been named Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Week for two impressive performances last week in a pair of victories, the league office announced Monday. Holmes, 6-foot-3 from Cedar Hill, led the Longhorns to an 86-68 win against No. 20 Oklahoma on Tuesday and a … Read More

Depth, team play have sparked 11-game streak for the Texas women

No one wearing burnt orange is claiming credit for the Texas women’s team’s 11-game winning streak. From Ariel Atkins’ team-high 25 points against Iowa State to Joyner Holmes’ 20 against Oklahoma, UT is winning with a wide cast of contributors. Six different players have been the leading scorer during the … Read More

Taylor, Atkins power Texas to Big 12 victory over OU 86-68

Texas exended its winning streak to 11 games by following a player who never scored a point. When the Longhorns needed a key rebound, senior Brianna Taylor was there. When they needed a defensive stop, Taylor came on strong. When they pulled away in the fourth, it was the fist-pumping … Read More

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Just in: Texas 86, Oklahoma 68

Joyner Holmes scored 20 points and Ariel Atkins added 19 as Texas defeated Oklahoma 86-68 Tuesday night at the Erwin Center. Texas is 13-4, 7-0 in the Big 12. OU is 14-5, 5-1. The Longhorns have won 11 straight games. Texas went on a 20-4 run in the final 4:40 … Read More

Texas women host Oklahoma in a top-20 matchup

Twelfth-ranked Texas, which has won 10 straight games, hosts No. 20 Oklahoma on Tuesday night: About Texas: The Longhorns are off to a 6-0 start in Big 12 play for the first time in program history. On three previous occasions — 2002, 2003 and 2016 — the Longhorns started 5-0. Read More

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Distracting wall message covered up at Texas women’s basketball practice

A constant reminder of the Texas basketball team’s goal — reaching the Final Four in Dallas — is no longer visible at the team’s practice facility. Among the decorations inside Cooley Pavilion was a painted message about the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four in Dallas. The Final Four … Read More

From Quebec to Texas, Khaléann Caron-Goudreau is boosting UT’s frontcourt

Khaléann Caron-Goudreau never felt the urge to play hockey with her friends back home in Canada. She and her twin sister, Audrey-Ann, elected to blaze the same trail that their older brothers Maxime and Alex created. While many of their friends and neighbors could be found in hockey rinks, the … Read More

Defense rules as Texas throttles Oklahoma State 66-35

During a 66-35 victory over Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Texas hardly resembled the team that opened the season 2-4. The 16th-ranked Longhorns have won nine straight games. They are starting to look more like the team that went 31-5 last season. Their latest victory was earned with a grind-it-out defense … Read More

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Quick Take: Texas 66, Oklahoma State 35

Karen Aston won for the 100th time during coaching tenure at Texas but she was more pleased with a few other numbers. For starters, her team has won nine straight games. The Longhorns have also won five straight to open the Big 12. Junior point guard Brooke McCartry scored 16 … Read More

Another milestone within Karen Aston’s reach as Texas plays Oklahoma State

Karen Aston remembers her first coaching victory at the University of Texas as if it happened, well, five years ago. Indeed, Aston opened her Texas tenure with a 70-60 win over 14th-ranked St. John’s on Nov. 9, 2012. It was at an early-season tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla. and the … Read More

Thompson applauds Texas’ passion, attitude for rebounding the basketball

To the surprise of many, Texas has emerged as one of the best rebounding teams in women’s basketball. Tina Thompson, however, is not among them. Thompson, one of the greatest players in WNBA history who’s been a UT assistant coach the past two seasons, said she expected the Longhorns to … Read More

No Boyette? No problem so far for Texas, thanks to Kelsey Lang

Perhaps it’s no coincidence Texas is playing its best basketball of the season at the same time Kelsey Lang is playing the best of her career. The 15th-ranked Longhorns have won six straight games, and the 6-5 senior is largely responsible. No longer in the shadows of 6-7 Imani Boyette, … Read More

Hello, Ames: Texas women prepped for perhaps the Big 12’s toughest venue

Playing before 10,000 fans Sunday at Iowa State should not be a shock to the Texas women’s basketball team’s system. The Longhorns have already played in challenging locations this young season. At Stanford, at Mississippi State, playing UConn in Connecticut. In the Big 12, Hilton Coliseum in Ames is arguably … Read More

McCarty, Holmes power Texas to 67-47 victory over Texas Tech in conference opener

If the intent of a grueling non-conference schedule was to prepare Texas for Big 12 competition, consider it a success. At least for a day. With freshman forward Joyner Holmes dominating the first half and junior guard Brooke McCarty taking over in the second half, No. 16 Texas throttled Texas … Read More

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Fast take: Texas beats Texas Tech 67-47

The Big 12 opener goes to Texas. Brooke McCarty scored 14 of her team-high 16 points in the second half to help the Longhorns defeat Texas Tech 67-47 Thursday night at the Erwin Center. Brianna Taylor and Joyner Holmes scored 10 points apiece as the Longhorns won their fifth straight … Read More

Texas women counting on freshmen to grow up quickly in Big 12 play

Karen Aston’s roster includes six Longhorns who have never played a Big 12 basketball game. Stakes are higher in league play. Every opponent considers Texas a rival. Battle-tested after playing four teams ranked among the top 11 in the country, the Horns will be challenged in one of college basketball’s … Read More

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Lake Travis TE Cade Brewer switches commitment to Texas

Lake Travis tight end Cade Brewer has made it official. Coming off a state championship last week at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the Cavalier senior has decided to stay home for college. Brewer, who had a big hand in helping Lake Travis claim the Class 6A DI state title this … Read More

Will the win over Tennessee get the Texas women pointed in the right direction?

It took a victory over old rival Tennessee to breathe life into a Texas basketball team that still aspires to be great. Sunday’s 72-67 home win over the Lady Vols couldn’t have been timed any better, coach Karen Aston and junior point guard Brooke McCarty said. It was Texas’ last … Read More

Late surge lifts Texas over Tennessee 72-67

Texas was on the verge of losing another “measuring stick” game until the Longhorns showed some resolve. The Longhorns, who blew a 15-point first-half lead, played their best when it mattered most — in the fourth quarter. Freshman Jada Underwood scored a career-high 13 points and  Brooke McCarty also scored … Read More

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Quick Take: Texas 72, Tennessee 67

Brooke McCarty scored 13 points and Texas held off a late Tennessee rally to beat the Lady Vols 72-67 Sunday at the Erwin Center. Texas improved to 3-4. Tennessee is 4-4. Texas got off the blocks quickly, zooming to a 9-0 lead in the first three minutes. Center Kelsey Lang … Read More