Hit the reset button: Texas still looking to hit its stride in NCAA tournament opener against Indiana

Karen Aston has told her team to hit the reset button. Forget about Baylor. Don’t fret about losing nine games. That early exit from the Big 12 tournament should be ancient history by now. It’s a new season, Aston said this week. Her seventh-seeded Longhorns are in the NCAA Women’s … Read More

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NCAA Women’s Tournament preview: Texas vs. Indiana

NCAA Tournament, first round: (7) Texas vs. (10) Indiana 6 p.m. Friday, Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore., ESPN2, 105.3 Records: Texas 23-9, Indiana 20-12 The series: Texas leads 1-0. The Longhorns beat the Hoosiers 86-79 in the Nebraska Invitational in 1982. Texas’ starting lineup Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — … Read More

Indiana considers Texas a tall order in first-round NCAA Tournament women’s game

Teri Moren was flipping through TV channels recently when she stumbled upon a Texas women’s basketball game. Of course, it wasn’t a must-see for the Indiana women’s coach; at the time she had no idea that her team would end up facing the Longhorns in the first round of the … Read More

Headed to Eugene: Texas draws Indiana in NCAA women’s tournament opener

Texas was delighting to learn its women’s basketball season will continue, but the Big 12 cannot be happy about getting just four teams into the dance on Monday. The Longhorns (23-9), seeded seventh, will play 10th-seeded Indiana (20-12) in the Portland Regional at 6 p.m. Friday in Eugene, Ore. Host … Read More

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Texas women will face Indiana in first-round NCAA game in Oregon

It was supposed to be official at 6 p.m., but the news came out early. The Texas women’s basketball team (23-9) will play Indiana (20-12) in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Friday in Eugene, Ore. Time has not been determined. The 64-team field was scheduled to … Read More

Big 12 coaches hope for heavy representation in NCAA field

Mike Carey will not be a happy basketball coach if West Virginia is left out of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The only Big 12 locks to be selected Monday night are Baylor, Iowa State and Texas. Kansas State is probably in. West Virginia and TCU had fine seasons, too, … Read More

Iowa State withstands late Texas rally, wins Big 12 tournament semifinal, 75-69

OKLAHOMA CITY — A spirited comeback by Texas was no consolation for the Longhorns after they were ousted from the Big 12 basketball tournament. Down by as many as 16 points in the second half, the Longhorns would eventually tie the game on Destiny Littleton’s 3-pointer with 3:22 to play. Read More

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It’s over: Iowa State 75, Texas 69

OKLAHOMA CITY — After a blazing start by Iowa State, the Cyclones withstood a late Texas rally to beat the Longhorns 75-69 in a Big 12 Conference Tournament semifinal Sunday at Chesapeake Arena. Alexa Middleton had the hot hand early and scored 24 points to help Iowa State reach the … Read More

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Big 12 tournament: Baylor 88, Kansas State 60

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kalani Brown provided a masterful offensive game and Lauren Cox was nails on defense to help No. 1 Baylor to an 88-60 victory over Kansas State in a Big 12 Women’s Basketball Tournament semifinal Sunday afternoon at Chesapeake Arena. Baylor (30-1) advances to the conference championship game … Read More

Big 12 tournament: Late surge by Sug Sutton helps Texas hold on for 66-64 win over TCU

OKLAHOMA CITY — Texas point guard Sug Sutton saw the game-changing play before it happened. With Texas holding a 63-61 lead over TCU with 56 seconds to play, the Longhorns junior stole and in-bounds pass and hit a contested layup to give her team a four-point lead. That turned out … Read More

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It’s over: Texas 66, TCU 64

OKLAHOMA CITY — Survive and advance. That is the University of Texas basketball team’s motto in the post-season, and that was the case on Saturday. Danni Williams scored 20 points and Sug Sutton led a second-half surge to carry Texas to a 66-64 victory over TCU in a Big12 Tournament … Read More

Is the season out of grasp? Texas women, expectations and all, want to turn it around

Karen Aston has heard grumblings from the fan base that 22 victories in the regular season is somewhat disappointing. On the surface, it appears the Texas women have reason to brag. The Longhorns have been ranked all season, haven’t lost more than two games in a row and is a … Read More

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Big 12 tournament preview: Texas vs. TCU

No. 21 Texas vs. TCU Big 12 tournament, first round — 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Chesapeake Arena, Oklahoma City, FSN, 105.3 Records: Texas 22-8, TCU 20-9 The series: Texas leads 43-3. The Longhorns swept both games this year, including a 62-48 victory Tuesday in Fort Worth. Texas’ starting lineup Joyner Holmes … Read More

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Texas junior Sug Sutton named to All-Big 12 basketball team

Point guard Sug Sutton has been named to the All-Big 12 women’s basketball first team, the conference announced Wednesday. Sutton is the leader in several categories for Texas, including scoring (12.8 points per game), assists (5.3) and steals (38 in 30 games). Also, Texas senior Danni Williams and junior Joyner … Read More

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2019 Women’s Big 12 Tournament Schedule

2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship March 8-11 ~ Oklahoma City, Okla. ~ Chesapeake Energy Arena Friday, March 8 (FCS Central) Game 1: No. 8 Oklahoma vs. No. 9 Texas Tech, 6:00 p.m. Game 2: No. 7 Oklahoma State vs. No. 10 Kansas, 8:30 p.m. Read More

See you soon: Sutton, Holmes power Texas past TCU 62-48 — in preview of Big 12 rematch

FORT WORTH — Texas didn’t gain control Tuesday night against TCU until Sug Sutton put the game in her own hands. In a game the Longhorns sorely needed, the junior point guard scored 21 points and dished out six assists in a 62-48 Big 12 victory over TCU in the … Read More

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It’s over: Texas 62 TCU 48

FORT WORTH — Sug Sutton scored 21 points and Texas concluded its Big 12 schedule with  a 62-48  victory over TCU Tuesday night at Schollmaier Arena. The Longhorns, who broke a two-game losing streak, finished the regular season 22-8, 12-6 in league play. TCU is 20-9, 10-8. Texas and TCU, … Read More

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Women’s preview: No. 21 Texas vs. TCU

No. 21 Texas at TCU 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Worth, FSSW+, 105.3 Records: Texas 21-8, 11-6; TCU 20-8, 10-7 The series: Texas 42-3. Texas won 73-67 Jan. 19 Austin. Texas’ starting lineup Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — 11.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg Jatarie White (C, 6-4, Sr.) — 10.0 ppg, … Read More

Hot-shooting Iowa State spoils Senior Night, downs Texas 82-73

Karen Aston is still waiting for her basketball team to play as a cohesive unit for 40 minutes. The Longhorns certainly failed to deliver a complete game on Saturday. Instead, hot-shooting Iowa State started strong and earned an 82-73 victory over the Longhorns Saturday night in a key Big 12 … Read More

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It’s over: Iowa State 82, Texas 73

Freshman Ashley Joens scored 22 points to lead No. 20 Iowa State to an 82-73 victory over No. 18 Texas Saturday night at the Erwin Center. It was a critical loss for the Longhorns, who were hoping to be a No. 2 seed at the conference tournament next weekend. Texas … Read More