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It’s a wrap: Tennessee 88, Texas 82

Tennessee guard Meme Jackson scored 33 points to power the ninth-ranked Lady Vols to an 88-82 victory over No. 12 Texas Sunday at the Erwin Center. It was a career-high for Jackson, who complemented her day with four three-point shots. As a team, the Lady Vols hit 55.6 percent of … Read More

Here comes No. 9 Tennessee, and the Texas women are looking to get physical in traditional matchup

Back when she was growing up in Clovis, N.M., Danni Williams aspired to someday play basketball wearing Tennessee orange. Her bedroom walls were painted in Lady Vols colors. And as New Mexico’s three-time Gatorade player of the year who was ranked by ESPN as the country’s No. 7-rated guard in … Read More

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Women’s preview: No. 12 Texas vs. No. 9 Tennessee

No. 12 Texas vs. No. 9 Tennessee Sunday, noon, Erwin Center, ESPN2, 105.3 FM Records: Tennessee 7-0, Texas 7-1 The series: Tennessee leads 24-15. The Lady Vols won last year 82-75 in Knoxville. Texas’ starting lineup Jada Underwood (F, 6-0, Jr.) — 5.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg Jatarie White … Read More

Bulldogs punch Texas early in easy victory over previously unbeaten Longhorns

In the Texas women’s basketball team’s first game against a national contender, the Longhorns dropped the ball. This was intended to be a measuring stick game for 10th-ranked Texas, which figured to have its hands full with sixth-ranked Mississippi State. During a 67-49 loss Sunday afternoon at the Erwin Center, … Read More

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It’s over: Mississippi State 67, Texas 49

Senior guard Jazzmun Holmes scored 17 points to help lead No. 6 Mississippi State to a 67-49 victory over No. 10 Texas Sunday afternoon at the Erwin Center. The Bulldogs also received offensive and defensive support from 6-7 senior Teaira McCowan, who finished with 13 points and 12 boards. Texas … Read More

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Texas battles Mississippi State in matchup of AP Top 10 teams

No. 10 Texas vs. No. 6 Mississippi State 1 p.m. Sunday, Erwin Center FS1, 105.3 FM The series: Tied 2-2. MSU won the last game 79-68 two years ago in Starkville. TEXAS (7-0) No.   Pos.   Player                        Class    Ht.   PPG   RPG 12     F       Jada Underwood        Jr.          6-0       5.5       5.3 … Read More

Texas faces first tall task of the season with No. 6 Mississippi State in town

A lot has happened since Teaira McCowan made her first trip to Austin with the Mississippi State basketball team in 2016. Shy and homesick, the 6-foot-7 freshman center scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in a 53-47 loss to Texas. “I remember after the game, I was in tears … Read More

Texas women blow past UTSA in a ho-hum effort before a vocal crowd, 98-54

If you asked the 9,495 fans in attendance, they probably would have given the Texas women straight A’s after the 10th-ranked Longhorns’ 98-54 win over UTSA. The teacher wasn’t quite as lenient. Texas coach Karen Aston — although she was happy to get the win and thoroughly enjoyed the 7,500 … Read More

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It’s a final: Texas 98, UTSA 54

Danni Williams scored 22 points to help No. 10 Texas roll over UTSA in a non-conference women’s basketball game Wednesday at the Erwin Center. It was a fun game for the Longhorns, who were cheered on by roughly 7,000 schoolchildren from Austin and San Antonio. Total attendance was 9,495 for … Read More

Aston: Texas will regroup with young players in wake of season-ending injury to Lashann Higgs

The season-ending injury to senior guard Lashann Higgs gives a few of her teammates an opportunity to show what they can do. That was Texas coach Karen Aston’s message after learning the Longhorns’ leading scorer had suffered a torn ACL injury to her right knee in a … Read More

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Women’s basketball preview: Texas vs. UTSA

No. 10 Texas vs. UTSA 11 a.m. Wednesday, Erwin Center LHN, 105.3 FM Records: UTSA is 3-4, Texas 6-0 The series: Texas leads 8-0 TEXAS No.   Pos.   Player                        Class    Ht..   PPG.   RPG. 12     F       Jada Underwood        Jr.          6-0       5.5       5.3 40     C       Jatarie White             Sr.          6-4      12.5      6.3 1       G       … Read More

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Texas senior Lashann Higgs suffers season-ending knee injury

The tough-luck Texas women’s basketball team suffered another blow on Monday when starting guard Lashann Higgs learned she suffered a season-ending knee injury. The Longhorn senior suffered a torn ACL to her right knee while driving to the hoop in the first half of a victory over Quinnipiac Friday night … Read More

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Ann Conradt, mother of Hall of Fame coach, dies at 97

Ann Conradt, a fixture at Lady Longhorn basketball games when daughter Jody coached the team, died Monday in Goldthwaite. She was 97. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home in Goldthwaite. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Goldthwaite. She will … Read More

Texas finds leadership with Sug Sutton, Lashann Higgs

Karen Aston put a season-opening victory over Duquesne under a microscope to learn something that wasn’t on the final stat sheet. There were several promising aspects of a 78-41 victory Thursday night at the Erwin Center. From points and rebounds to assists and turnovers, the Longhorns led in just about … Read More

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Chasity Patterson, sophomore guard, leaves Texas basketball team

University of Texas sophomore Chasity Patterson has been granted her release and will transfer to another school, the team announced Saturday. The 5-5 guard has not chosen a new school. She played in the opener on Thursday, scoring six points in nine minutes in a 78-41 victory over Duquesne. Read More

Texas follows Destiny Littleton in season-opening victory over Duquesne

A shooting star was discovered Thursday night that was not visible in the Texas solar system last year. Her name is Destiny Littleton, a sophomore from California who scored a total of 17 points in her freshman season. On a team that already has established stars, the 5-9 guard looked … Read More

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It’s a wrap: Texas women open season with blowout victory over Duquesne

Lashann Higgs opened her senior year with 20 points to help power 11th-ranked Texas to a 78-41 victory over Duquesne in the season opener Thursday night at the Erwin Center. The 5-9 shooting guard from Round Rock was 9 for 16 from the field before leaving early in the fourth … Read More

No McCarty and no Atkins, but Texas’ big-picture goals remain the same with new crop of players

Karen Aston was in the arena in April when Notre Dame won the national championship on a last-second shot that might have been the greatest hour for women’s basketball. Notre Dame had upended unbeatable UConn in overtime in a sensational Final Four semifinal. That was just the appetizer for the … Read More

Women’s basketball story lines: Touted freshmen aim to lead Texas to next level

When they graduate in 2022, the players who comprise the Texas women’s basketball freshman class will be remembered for taking the Longhorns to the next level. That’s at the top of Karen Aston’s wish list. It’s too early to make bold statements, but this might be the best crop of … Read More

Breaking down the Texas women’s basketball schedule

The Texas women open their season at home Thursday night against Duquesne. Here’s a look at their season schedule: November Three games, all at home. Duquesne, the season-opening opponent, drew one vote in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll as did TCU, Drake and Green Bay. Read More