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Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Just how good are the Texas women, really? We’re about to find out

That wasn’t hurt you saw on the faces of Karen Aston and her Texas women’s basketball players Monday night after the Longhorns let Baylor off the hook. It was anger. Bordering on rage. That’s a good thing, by the way. Channeled in the right way, a passion to win can … Read More

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LOOK: Longhorn basketball teams to wear new Kevin Durant “Texas” shoe

Get your wallets ready, Texas fans. The newest Kevin Durant shoe was specifically made for Longhorns athletes and fans, but not in the garish way that many team-themed kicks end up. The Nike Zoom KD9 “Texas” is classy and understated, with just enough burnt orange to grab the eyes of … Read More

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Kelsey Lang listed as “probable” for upcoming Texas game against Iowa State

Texas post Kelsey Lang, who suffered an injury to her left eye in Monday’s game against Baylor but is listed as “probable” for Friday’s game against Iowa State, UT announced Tuesday. Lang was inadvertently struck in the eye in the second quarter of Baylor’s 70-67 victory at the Erwin Center. Read More

Baylor regains control of Big 12 as Brown scores 35 against Texas

Baylor overcame an 11-point deficit and the loss of All-America candidate Alexis Jones to regain control of the Big 12. The fourth-ranked Lady Bears took a big step toward their seventh straight conference championship by defeating No. 6 Texas 70-67 before a season-high 7,103 fans Monday night at the Erwin … Read More

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This just in: Baylor 70, Texas 67

Baylor’s hex over Texas — and the Big 12 Conference — continues. The fourth-ranked Lady Bears erased an 11-point deficit with a strong fourth quarter to defeat No. 6 Texas 70-67 Monday night at the Erwin Center. The victory gives Baylor the inside track for the Big 12 regular-season championship … Read More

Big 12 title on the line as Baylor, Texas clash in Austin

When Karen Aston and her basketball team set preseason goals, there was no discussion about long winning streaks or a victory over Baylor. Texas has always been judged by rings and banners. The Longhorns enjoyed plenty of milestones in the old Southwest Conference but the Big 12 cupboard is nearly … Read More

OU’s Peyton Little sinks 3-pointer to snap Texas winning streak at 19

NORMAN, Okla. — A 50-foot 3-point banker by Lashann Higgs at the end of the third quarter gave Texas life. A 3-pointer by senior Peyton Little with 2 seconds to play gave Oklahoma the game. Little took an inbounds pass and drilled her bomb from the right corner to lift … Read More

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This just in: Oklahoma 74, Texas 73

NORMAN, Okla. — Peyton Little drilled a go-ahead three-point basket with 2 seconds to play to give Oklahoma a 74-73 victory over Texas, snapping UT’s 19-game winning streak. It was the first loss for Texas since Dec. 4 against UConn. Texas had a chance to tie the game on its … Read More

With a win over OU, streaking Texas women’s basketball would go so retro

Brianna Taylor says her coach insists that she and her Texas teammates “live in the moment.” Don’t dwell, Karen Aston tells them, or look too far ahead. That means the only game that counts is Saturday’s road contest against 19th-ranked Oklahoma. “We’re just looking at the next game as the … Read More

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Winning streaks of Texas: Where do the Longhorn women rank?

The Texas women’s basketball team will attempt to win its 20th-straight game on Saturday when it travels to No. 19-ranked Oklahoma. Although it may pale in comparison to UConn’s unprecedented 100-straight wins, the nation’s second-longest active winning streak is nothing to scoff at. By beating No. 4-ranked Florida State on Monday, the … Read More

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Hey nineteen! Texas women knock off No. 4 Seminoles for 19th straight win, 92-88

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — For the second time in eight days, Texas got a big road win against a top-5 team. In a game that had plenty of turns on Monday night, the eighth-ranked Longhorns rallied from 15 down late in the third quarter to defeat No. 4 … Read More

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Texas forward Joyner Holmes named national Player of the Week

Freshman Joyner Holmes has been named the espnW national Player of the Week for her performances in Texas victories over No. 2 Baylor and Kansas. Holmes recorded a double-double in both games averaged 16.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. The Longhorn guard/forward shot 54.5 percent from the field and … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas guard McCarty is small but has a big game

Brooke McCarty has three hobbies. Basketball. Shopping. Sleeping. Yeah, McCarty loves power naps and sleeping ranks ahead of some things college kids rarely miss out on like going out or watching television. One of the more popular athletes on campus, McCarty isn’t exactly a sports fanatic. When I asked her … Read More

The streak continues! Texas stops Kansas 75-42

Texas coach Karen Aston had no fear that the high of beating defending Big 12 champion Baylor on Monday would create a letdown against last-place Kansas. The 11th-ranked Longhorns (20-4, 14-0) kept their competitive edge against the Jayhawks, ripping Kansas 75-42 to improve their winning streak to 18 games. Joyner … Read More

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This just in: Texas 75, Kansas 42

Texas improved its winning streak to 18 games by defeating Kansas 75-42 in a Big 12 women’s basketball game Saturday at the Erwin Center. Joyner Holmes led a balanced attack with 15 points to go along with 13 rebounds. Kelsey Lang contributed 10 points and six boards. Texas improved to … Read More

Ariel Atkins’ leadership, hot shooting has helped Texas during winning streak

Alone at Cooley Pavilion, Ariel Atkins recently hit 23 straight mid-range jumpers from every angle of the court. Team manager Helen Tau retrieved balls and fed passes to the junior shooting guard. This was not the first time Atkins has hit a string of shots without a miss, Texas basketball … Read More

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Top 5 wins for Texas women under Karen Aston

By beating Baylor for the first time since 2010 on Monday night, Texas made it official: the Longhorns have not been this strong in more than a decade. Tracing the program’s biggest wins in five seasons under Karen Aston shows a trajectory that keeps trending up and shows no signs of … Read More

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Bohls: Could the Texas women grab a No. 1 seed in the NCAA hoops tourney?

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. One was dedicated to the Longhorns. Here’s Kirk’s take on that Bevo-related item: On Texas women’s hoops team’s post season prediction: Karen Aston struck a huge blow for Texas basketball Monday night when her women’s basketball team … Read More

Down goes Baylor! Texas women put the Big 12 on notice with upset in Waco

Texas has not won a game of this magnitude since the Longhorns defeated No. 1-ranked Tennessee 74-59 in 2004. For many reasons, though, Monday night’s 85-79 victory over No. 2 Baylor at the Ferrell Center was far more significant than that victory over the Lady Vols. Texas had lost its … Read More

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Social reaction: Former Longhorn Imani Boyette congratulates Baylor, then throws shade at Bears

Imani Boyette was one of the best players in recent Texas basketball history and one of coach Karen Aston’s first standout stars. A few hours after Aston scored her biggest win of her Texas career, a 85-79 victory over Baylor in Waco, Boyette had some praise … Read More