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Texas to play at home as NCAA tournament begins in Austin for Longhorns

Texas will open the NCAA women’s basketball tournament at  home on Saturday against Maine. The Longhorns, who earned a No. 2 seeding, were placed in the Kansas City regional, the NCAA announced Monday night. Also coming to the Erwin Center are Arizona State  and Nebraska. The Longhorns, their coaches and … Read More

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Texas signees Sedona Prince, Charli Collier up for national Player of the Year award

Texas women’s basketball signees Sedona Prince and  Charli Collier have been named to the eight-person list of candidates for the 2018 Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year award, it was announced Wednesday. The Morgan Wootten Award is given annually to the best male and female McDonald’s All American players … Read More

Late Texas technical foul helps Baylor edge Texas in Big 12 tournament final

OKLAHOMA CITY — A Big 12 championship game that featured quick tempers from both sides switched for good when Texas coach Karen Aston was assessed a rare technical foul in the final minutes. Baylor was nursing a 65-64 lead when Aston was called for the technical with 1:43 to play. Read More

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It’s a final: Baylor 77, Texas 69

OKLAHOMA CITY — Baylor went on a 12-5 run after Texas coach Karen Aston was whistled for a technical foul with 1:43 to play and the Lady Bears earned a 77-69 victory and the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Tournament. Baylor led Texas 65-64 when Aston picked up the technical foul. Read More

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Texas drops one spot to No. 8 in AP poll; Baylor moves to No. 2

Despite going 3-0 last week, Texas dropped one spot to No. 8 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll for women’s basketball. Baylor, meanwhile, moved up to No. 2 in the weekly poll after previously unbeaten Mississippi State lost to South Carolina 62-51 in the finals of the SEC … Read More

Sutton, tough defense carry Texas to victory over West Virginia

OKLAHOMA CITY — Sug Sutton hit a three-pointer with 30 seconds left in the first quarter and drilled another one at the buzzer. Those consecutive buckets by the backup point guard kick-started Texas en route to a 68-55 victory over West Virginia in a Big 12 tournament semifinal Sunday night … Read More

Sutton’s long range kick-starts Texas past cold-shooting Mountaineers

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla — Alecia Sutton hit a three-pointer with 30 seconds left in the first quarter and drilled another one at the buzzer. Those consecutive buckets by the backup point guard kick-started Texas en route to a 68-55 victory over West Virginia in a Big 12 tournament semifinal Sunday … Read More

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It’s a final: Texas 68, West Virginia 55

Bring on Baylor! That was the message from the Texas Longhorns after they defeated West Virginia 68-55 in a Big 12 semifinal game Sunday night at Chesapeake Arena. Texas (26-5) and Baylor (29-1) meet at 8 p.m. Monday. This marked the third time Texas has beaten the Mountaineers this year. Read More

Freshman Morris dazzles as Baylor clobbers TCU in semifinal

Baylor point guard Alexis Morris entered the Big 12 tournament best known as injured senior Kristy Wallace’s replacement in the starting lineup. It has taken her two games to prove she’s not just a stopgap player. While Wallace’s college career is likely over following a torn ACL suffered last week, Morris represents … Read More

Ariel Atkins, Jatarie White carry Texas to victory over Iowa State in tournament opener

OKLAHOMA CITY — Ariel Atkins is driven to add a few more chapters to her legacy at Texas before her college career comes to an end. In one of her best all-around games wearing burnt orange, the senior guard posted an amazing stat line to help Texas earn an 81-69 … Read More

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It’s a final: Texas 81, Iowa State 69

Ariel Atkins scored 25 points to  lead No. 7 Texas to an 81-69 victory over Iowa State in a Big 12 Conference Tournament quarterfinal game Saturday night in Oklahoma City. Texas (25-5) advances to the semifinals to face the winner of Saturday’s late game between West Virginia and Oklahoma State. Read More

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Texas to face Iowa State in Big 12 women’s quarterfinal

Bridget Carleton scored 24 points and Emily Durr 15 to lead Iowa State to a 74-49 victory over Texas Tech in a Big 12 women’s tournament game Friday night at Chesapeake Arena. Iowa State (14-16) advances to play Texas (24-5) in a quarterfinal game at 6 p.m. Saturday. The game … Read More

Texas, Baylor are playing for pride but others face high stakes in Big 12 women’s tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY — Baylor and Texas enter the Big 12 women’s basketball tournament searching for pride. But for the other eights teams that have convened at Chesapeake Arena, the stakes are much higher: The winner receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. No. 3-ranked Baylor and No. 7 Texas … Read More

Players: This year’s Texas team entering postseason in a much better place than last year

Brooke McCarty believes Texas is entering the post-season on a high note that did not exist last year. “Last year we hit a wall,” said McCarty, the Longhorns’ 5-4 senior point guard on the eve of this weekend’s Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City. The seventh-ranked Longhorns, who are seeded … Read More

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Ariel Atkins, Brooke McCarty make All-Big 12 Team for second straight year

Texas seniors Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty and junior Lashann Higgs were named to the All-Big 12 women’s basketball team. For the second straight year, Atkins and McCarty were named to the first team. McCarty was a unanimous selection.  Higgs was named to the second team. Atkins and Higgs were … Read More

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No Big Surprise: Baylor, Texas are 1-2 seeds for Big 12 Tournament

Coming off a 24-5 regular season — 15-3 in the Big 12 — Texas will open the conference tournament against Iowa State or Texas Tech Saturday night in Oklahoma City. Tipoff is 6 p.m. at Chesapeake Arena, home of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Iowa State-Texas Tech game will be … Read More

On Senior Night, Brooke McCarty and Ariel Atkins shine in victory over OU

By the time Cindy Deville finished a stirring national anthem, Brooke McCarty had to wipe away tears. McCarty was clearly emotional as she watched her grandmother sing on Senior Night. Moments later Ariel Atkins and the rest of the Longhorns surrounded the 5-4 point guard. They appeared in awe as … Read More

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It’s a final: Texas 79, Oklahoma 66

The guard trio of Lashann Higgs, Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty won the night. Texas finished its regular season slate with a 79-66 victory over Oklahoma Tuesday night at the Erwin Center This was the final regular-season home game for three Longhorns — Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau, Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty. Read More

Once more, with feeling: Texas’ McCarty, Atkins set for final regular-season home game

Brooke McCarty and Ariel Atkins were exhausted and feeling sorry for themselves when they had an early-morning chat during their freshman season. It was 3 a.m. when they huddled inside a cramped dorm room at Jester Hall with fellow freshmen Tasia Foman and Diani Akigbogun. Under Karen Aston’s watchful eye, … Read More

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Texas drops one slot to No. 7 in this week’s AP poll for women’s basketball

With only one game remaining in the regular season, Texas finds itself at No. 7 in this week’s Associated Press poll for women’s basketball. The Longhorns split two games last week, losing 93-87 to No. 3 Baylor and beating unranked Iowa State 72-59 on Saturday. Texas (23-5, 14-3 in Big … Read More