Texas guard Brooke McCarty (11) drives against Baylor guard Kristy Wallace (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Waco, Texas, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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

Posted February 9th, 2017

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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 took down second-ranked Baylor in Waco, further solidifying the Longhorns’ credentials. The victory could propel them to a Big 12 championship and a No. 2 NCAA seed, but Texas must face the Lady Bears again here in two weeks and have testers against Kansas, Oklahoma and likely No. 2 national seed Florida State beforehand. Could Texas grab a No. 1 seed away from Baylor, South Carolina or Mississippi State? “I really don’t think we are (a 1 seed),” Aston told me Tuesday. “We’re at No. 11 (before the Baylor win). We’re a 3-seed right now. But this team doesn’t look ahead. Our main goal after Christmas was to get a lot of wins to host the first two rounds. We’re close to fulfilling that if we don’t get too full of ourselves. It would not be a good conversation for us to have about being a 1-seed.” If Texas won out, it deserves one of the top four seeds, would host the first two rounds at the Erwin Center and could advance to a regional in nearby Oklahoma City and then the Final Four in Dallas. How sweet would that be? Aston says it’s too premature and praises the tough mindset of her team for staying in the moment. Aston’s team used tight defense against the Bears and “gang rebounding” to outboard by one a team whose national-best rebound margin was a staggering 22.5. Texas got big performances out of Kelsey Lang inside and Brianna Taylor and Lashann Higgs with perimeter defense on Alexis Jones, who was held scoreless in the first half.

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For the rest of Kirk’s 9 Things, including his final thoughts on the Super Bowl and if Terrell Owens should be in the Hall of Fame, click here.

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