Alabama State guard Shamyiah Smith, center, drives past Texas guard Brooke McCarty (11) during a first-round women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Women’s preview: Texas vs. UConn

Posted March 27th, 2016


When: 6 p.m. CDT Monday

Where: Webster Bank Arena (9,500), Bridgeport, Conn.

Records: Texas 31-4, UConn 35-0.



Radio: 104.9

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

Texas notes

The Longhorns reached the regional finals with a 72-66 victory over UCLA on Saturday. Imani Boyette posted 18 points and 10 boards — her first double-double since Jan. 27 — the Longhorns outscored the Bruins 24-10 in the fourth quarter. Texas has 31 victories for the first time since the 1987-88 season. The Longhorns own victories over two teams (Tennessee and Stanford) that are in the Elite Eight of the women’s basketball tournament. Through three games in the tournament, UT’s leading scorers are Ariel Atkins (53 points), Brooke McCarty (32) and Boyette (30). Texas is seeking its first Final Four appearance since 2003.

UConn notes

The Huskies reached the regional finals with a 98-38 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday. All-America Breanna Stewart is the first player to win Most Outstanding Player honors at the Final Four three times. Moriah Jefferson is from Glenn Heights, Texas. Last year she earned the Nancy Lieberman Award as the nation’s best point guard. UConn’s roster has players from 10 states — Connecticut, New York, California, Illinois, Missouri, Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Nevada and Texas — and one from Canada. Coach Geno Auriemma ranks second in NCAA tournament victories (106), trailing only Tennessee’s Pat Summitt.





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