Texas's Empress Davenport looks to pass the ball against Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Tex., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Women’s preview: Canisius vs. Texas

Posted December 15th, 2015


When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Erwin Center

Records: Canisius 6-2; Texas 8-0



Radio: 104.9, 1260

Probable starting lineups

24FAriel Atkins
34PImani BoyetteSr.6-711.59.0
1GEmpress DavenportSr.5-97.03.1
11GBrooke McCartySoph.5-411.72.7
2GCelina RodrigoSr.5-65.13.9
30FBreanna StewartSr.6-419.38.6
3FMorgan TuckSr.6-29.31.9
33GKatie SamuelsonJr.5-911.23.3
11GKia NurseSoph.6-09.31.9
4GMoriah JeffersonSr.5-712.72.6

About Texas

Empress Davenport was named the Big 12 player of the week after her career-high 23-point effort in a 77-69 victory over Stanford. … Texas has won 22 straight regular-season games against non-conference opponents. … The Longhorns need 11 more victories to become the fourth NCAA women’s team with 1,000 all-time. … Imani Boyette has hiked her career points total to 1,059 and her career blocks total to 215. … Next up for Texas is a game against Arkansas on Sunday afternoon in Oklahoma City that’s part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

About Canisius

Leading scorer Margret Halfdanardottir is the first Canisius player to hail from Iceland. … The Golden Griffins are coming off a 57-55 victory over Lamar on Monday in Beaumont. Senior Jasmine Mungo led Canisius with a career-high 19 points.  She shot 9 of 13 from the floor and grabbed a team-high eight boards. … Alief Elsik graduate Crystal Porter notched eight rebounds while playing her first collegiate game in her home state. … Canisius is located in Buffalo, N.Y.



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