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Texas coach Karen Aston a semifinalist for Naismith Award

Texas women’s basketball head coach Karen Aston is among 10 semifinalists for the 2018 Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday morning. Last season, Aston was one of four coaches nationally to be named a finalist for the Naismith Women’s College Coach of … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Baylor, Mulkey rule the Big 12 while Aston’s Horns aren’t yet elite

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey held court for nearly 20 minutes Monday night after yet another win over Texas. While her players soaked her pink leather jacket with water in the visiting team’s locker room after the 93-87 win gave Baylor an eighth straight Big 12 regular-season title, Texas’ Karen Aston … Read More

No. 3 Baylor reigns supreme in Big 12, beats No. 6 Texas 93-87

While Texas searched for a breakthrough victory over Baylor on Monday night, the Lady Bears were aiming for something much bigger. Freshman Dekeiya Cohen scored 24 points and Texas nemesis Kristy Wallace added 23 to help No. 3 Baylor defeat No. 6 Texas 93-87, winning the Big 12 regular-season title … Read More

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It’s a final: Baylor 93, Texas 87

For the second time this season, Texas had no answer for Baylor guard Kristi Wallace. The Lady Bear senior scored 23 points to lead No. 3 Baylor to a 93-87 victory over No. 6 Texas Monday night at the Erwin Center. Texas is 22-5 overall, 13-3  in the Big 12. Read More

Remember that 25-point defeat? Texas women are looking to correct things against Baylor

The game happened nearly a month ago. And for Texas, an 81-56 loss to Baylor still is difficult to truly explain. The sixth-ranked Longhorns and No. 3 Bears face off again Monday night at the Erwin Center. Both teams are among the best in the nation and should be expected … Read More

McCarty leads Texas past Oklahoma State in battle of ranked teams

Brooke McCarty scored 17 points, dished out six assists and grabbed five rebounds to help No. 6 Texas defeat No. 21 Oklahoma State 77-62 Saturday. Ariel Atkins contributed 15 points and four steals, Jatarie White had 12 points and Joyner Holmes scored 10 for the Longhorns, who won their seventh … Read More

Sutton, bench help Texas women defeat old rival Texas Tech, 87-72

The same Texas Tech basketball team that lost by 51 points to Texas last month reminded the Longhorns Wednesday night that this is still a rivalry. In the 100th all-time meeting between the two schools, Texas needed a strong showing from backup point guard Sug Sutton and the bench during … Read More

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It’s a final: Texas 87, Texas Tech 72

In the starting lineup for the first time this season, Texas forward Joyner Holmes did not disappoint her fans. The Longhorn sophomore scored 12 points and gathered 9 rebounds to power No. 6 Texas to a an 87-72 victory over Texas Tech Wednesday night at the Erwin Center. Texas improved … Read More

Texas History: The Red Raiders, women’s basketball and one heck of a rivalry

In 1995 and 1996, the Texas Tech-Texas women’s basketball games at the Frank Erwin Center combined for an attendance of more than 27,000 people. The two games rank Nos. 1 and 2 on Texas’ all-time conference game attendance record list. What people should know before the Longhorns (20-4, 11-2) play … Read More

For starters, Joyner Holmes’ role to change for Texas

The reigning Big 12 freshman of the year was in the starting lineup in 32-of-34 games last season for Texas . While coaches and teammates are eagerly awaiting Joyner Holmes to re-establish herself as one of the top players in the conference, the 6-foot-4 forward will find herself in a familiar role when the Longhorns play host … Read More

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Texas assistant Tina Thompson headline Women’s hoops Hall of Fame class

STORRS, Conn. — Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and Chamique Holdsclaw headline the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class for 2018 announced Monday. The three former WNBA stars were eligible for the first time. Joining them in the seven-member class are former Colorado coach Ceal Barry, longtime assistants Chris Dailey and Mickie … Read More

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Texas remains No. 6 as UConn remains unanimous No. 1 in AP basketball poll

For the second straight week, the University of Texas women’s basketball team is No. 6 in the weekly Associated Press Top 25 poll. None of the top six teams changed in the rankings as they all went through the week without a loss. Texas defeated West Virginia 73-55 and Kansas … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Injury opens door, paint for Joyner Holmes

Joyner Holmes, the lane is yours. If you want it. When post Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau went down with a wrist in injury right before the half of Saturday’s win over Kansas State, Holmes, the 6-foot-3 sophomore, took her place. Caron-Goudreau brings her hard hat to work everyday but isn’t in Holmes’ … Read More

McCarty, Holmes carry Longhorns past K-State 76-54

With the clock ticking down, Texas fed the basketball to Sug Sutton, the team’s designated buzzer beater. The sophomore point guard hit a three-point bucket as time expired in the first quarter, and nailed a long two-point shot from the left baseline as the clock struck 00:00 to end the … Read More

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This just in: Texas 76, Kansas State 54

Brooke McCarty scored 17 points and Joyner Holmes came off the bench to score 11 as No. 8 Texas downed Kansas State 76-54 Saturday night at the Erwin Center. It was UT’s fifth straight victory. McCarty was struggling, going 3 or 9 from the field before she broke free midway … Read More

Caron-Goudreau succeeds with hustle, game-day preparation for Texas women

After a recent victory against Kansas, Karen Aston said the game’s key player was someone who didn’t score a point. The coach was referring to Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau, whose seven rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals told only part of the story. The 6-4 forward also had altered shots, boxed … Read More

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Texas guard Atkins a finalist for John Wooden Award

Texas senior guard Ariel Atkins has been named to the Wooden Award Late-Season Top 20. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the first half of the 2017-18 season, the list comprises of 20 student-athletes who are currently the front-runners for the sport’s … Read More

Texas hopes momentum continues with road game against West Virginia

On Saturday, Baylor beat Texas Tech by 46 points and Texas thumped TCU by 27. For at least a day, the Baylor-Texas hierarchy of the Big 12 remained unchanged. The Longhorns played one of their best games of the season against the Horned Frogs, earning a 27-4 lead after one … Read More

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It’s a final: Texas 92, TCU 65

Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty scored 16 points apiece and No. 8 Texas gained revenge on No. 22 TCU with a 92-65 victory over the Horned Frogs Saturday afternoon at the Erwin Center. Jatarie White added 12 and Joyner Holmes 10 and the Longhorns outrebounded the visitors 44-28. Texas improves … Read More

The Joyner Holmes Effect: Texas’ starting lineup may need an update before end of season

Before the season is over, Karen Aston is going to make a change in Texas’ starting lineup. Maybe. Texas has played 21 games. Brooke McCarty, Ariel Atkins, Lashann Higgs and Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau have started every one. The lone exception is center Jatarie White, who has started 20 of them. The … Read More