What rivalry? No. 3 Baylor stomps on No. 6 Texas in battle for Big 12 supremacy, 81-56

WACO — The guard-driven Texas Longhorns aspired to unseat the reigning Big 12 champions Thursday night until Baylor guard Kristy Wallace fired back. Wallace, a senior, played the game of her life, scoring a career-high 27 points as No. 3-ranked Baylor toasted sixth-ranked Texas 81-56 at the Ferrell Center. The … Read More

No. 6 Texas, No. 3 Baylor square off in what may be women’s college basketball’s best rivalry

When it comes to heated rivalries, few can match the fire created by Texas-Baylor in women’s basketball. Real or imagined, the relationship between coaches Karen Aston and Kim Mulkey is, say, icy. For precautionary reasons, don’t ask either if there is “a new sheriff in town.” The answers will be … Read More

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Texas moves up to No. 6 in latest AP women’s basketball poll

Apparently, a four-point loss to top-ranked UConn and a 51-point victory over Texas Tech  impressed the Associated Press voters last week. The Longhorns, ranked ninth last week, has risen to No. 6 in the AP women’s basketball poll released on Monday. That sets the stage for the first Big … Read More

For starters, No. 9 Texas is a No. 2 seed in projected NCAA Tournament field

If the NCAA women’s basketball tournament started today, Texas would be a No. 2 seed. That’s a sign that the NCAA selection committees holds the ninth-ranked Longhorns (14-3, 5-1 Big 12) under a favorable light. But considering the tournament doesn’t tip off until March 16, there’s no reason to get … Read More

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Texas No. 2 seed in first NCAA women’s basketball tournament reveal

The Baylor women received an extra shot of motivation Thursday night for its upcoming game against Texas, courtesy of the NCAA. The NCAA released its first reveal of the top 16 seeds for the NCAA Tournament in March. For starters, Texas was seeded seventh overall and as a No. 2 … Read More

Texas signees Prince, Collier earn McDonald’s All-America Team honors

Tucked away in Liberty Hill, Sedona Prince has been the big girl on campus for years. As she prepares to finish her final season of high school basketball, Prince can now stand on a national platform. Prince and fellow University of Texas women’s basketball signee Charli Collier have been named … Read More

Samuelson, Dangerfield help UConn escape Texas scare 75-71

In defeat, Karen Aston hopes the effort her team gave during a disappointing loss to top-ranked UConn becomes a common theme. The Huskies outlasted No. 7 Texas 75-71 in a women’s basketball showcase game Monday night at the Erwin Center. There are no moral victories for an up-and-coming team, but … Read More

This just in: UConn 75, Texas 71

UConn remains the face of women’s basketball. Texas, though, is making strides to becoming an elite team, too. Katie Samuelson scored 19 points and Azura Stevens 16 to lead the top-ranked Huskies to a 75-71 victory over No. 9 Texas Monday night at the Erwin Center. The outcome was in … Read More

No. 7 Texas set to host top-ranked UConn in prime-time showdown

Top-ranked UConn comes to the Erwin Center Monday and will give Texas a measuring stick to see how far the Longhorns have come under head coach Karen Aston, now in her sixth season. The Huskies (15-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference) don’t really need an introduction. More than 10,000 fans are … Read More

Holmes, Atkins ignite Texas to comeback victory over Kansas 79-62

For a few moments, Texas forward Joyner Holmes was reliving her freshman season. The Longhorns rallied for a 79-62 victory over Kansas at the Erwin Center on Saturday, which might be remembered as the day Holmes turned her season around. With 11 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes, she … Read More

This just in: Texas 79, Kansas 62

Ariel Atkins scored 22 points and Lashann Higgs added 17 to lead No. 7 Texas to a 79-62victory over Kansas in the Big 12 game Saturday afternoon at the Erwin Center. Texas improves to 14-2 overall, 5-1 in the Big 12. Kansas is 11-6, 2-4. Joyner Holmes had her best … Read More

Aston, Longhorns searching for someone to finish paint job

Forward Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau’s absence from practice Friday was an alarming development for a Texas women’s basketball team in need of frontcourt help. While her teammates worked out at the Erwin Center, Caron-Goudreau stood on the sideline, her right thigh wrapped. The senior’s availability for Saturday’s Big 12 game against Kansas … Read More

TCU’s Central Texas connection stuns seventh-ranked Texas women, 79-77

FORT WORTH —  A pair of Austin-area products combined for 36 points, four rebounds, four assists and five blocked shots to lift TCU to a surprising 79-77 victory over No. 7 Texas at Schollmaier Arena on Wednesday night. Jordan Moore, from Stony Point, put the Horned Frogs in position for … Read More

This just in: TCU 79, No. 7 Texas 77

FORT WORTH — Kianna Ray hit a pair of free throws with 6 seconds to play to lift TCU to a stunning 79-77 upset victory over No. 7 Texas Wednesday night at Scholmaier Arena. It was the Central Texas combination of Ray, who went to Bowie, and Stony Point grad … Read More

So long, knee brace: Diet, weight training has Texas’ Sutton reaching new heights

A painful chapter of Alecia “Sug” Sutton’s basketball life ended when she tossed her knee brace in the closet for good last spring. Sutton said she felt liberated when she was cleared by doctors to discard the brace one month after her freshman season was over. She made a vow … Read More

Texas guard Lashann Higgs named Big 12 player of the week

Junior guard Lashann Higgs averaged 28 points per game in Texas’ last two games, scoring a total 56, which was  recognized by the Big 12 on Monday. Higgs was tabbed  the conference’s player of the week after consecutive victories over No. 20 Oklahoma State and Kansas State. Higgs scored a career-high 30 points in … Read More

Higgs leads charge as Texas rallies for win over Cowgirls

Lashann Higgs’ ability to play basketball is matched by a new-found confidence to carry a team with the game on the line. Such was the case when the junior guard scored a career-high 30 points to rally the Longhorns to a thrilling 84-79 victory over Oklahoma State in a key … Read More

At the buzzer: Texas 84, Oklahoma State 79

Lashann Higgs scored a career-high 30 points to lead Texas to an 84-79 comeback victory over Oklahoma State Wednesday night at the Erwin Center. Higgs, who had a career-best 24 points in last week’s win at Oklahoma, hit 11 of 15 shots. The Horns overcame a seven-point deficit in the … Read More

McCarty, Boothe power No. 8 Texas to easy victory over WVU

The highly anticipated game between No. 8 Texas and No. 9 West Virginia didn’t live up to its billing. Instead of a Big 12 shootout between two of the conference’s top dogs, Texas showed who’s boss by trouncing the Mountaineers 79-58 Sunday afternoon at the Erwin Center. In a game … Read More

Lashann Higgs leads Texas to win over Oklahoma in Big 12 opener

NORMAN, Okla. — Texas junior Lashann Higgs stepped on to a riser for a post-game press conference and promptly knocked a chair to the floor. “That might have been the only thing she did wrong tonight,” Karen Aston said. Indeed, Higgs was the central figure for the Longhorns in an … Read More