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No. 15 Texas women’s basketball team falls to South Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP)—Enna Pehadzic scored 16 points with three 3-pointers and South Florida upset the No. 15 Texas women’s basketball team 64-57, spoiling the Longhorns’ season opener on Friday night. Bethy Mununga added a career-high 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Bulls (2-0). South Florida took the lead … Read More

With its top shooter gone, Texas to turn to its depth when it comes to shooting from deep

Twelve seconds into an exhibition game last week against Lubbock Christian, Texas senior guard Lashann Higgs pulled up and nailed a 3-pointer. The sight of Higgs swishing that shot was a welcome one for Texas fans. For one, Higgs was playing for the first time since a … Read More

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Report: Former Longhorn Sedona Prince left Texas basketball team over medical concerns with staff

Former University of Texas basketball player Sedona Prince said she left the team because she felt “unsafe” with the medical staff at UT after having multiple surgeries for a broken leg suffered in August 2018, according to a recent interview. Prince’s comments were first reported by The … Read More

‘Texas got the best-case scenario’: Walk-on Sophie Taylor returns to basketball

If you had asked Sophie Taylor a few weeks ago, she would have told you she was retired. That, of course, is a bit of hyperbole. The 21-year-old aspiring accountant hasn’t even entered the workforce yet. But Taylor did think she was done playing basketball after a three-year run at … Read More

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NCAA denies Penn State transfer Karisma Ortiz’s appeal to play at Texas this season

Texas sophomore guard Karisma Ortiz received word on Wednesday that due to the NCAA’s transfer rules, she must sit out the 2019-20 basketball season. After spending her freshman year at Penn State, Ortiz moved onto Texas in May. Texas had appealed to the NCAA in an effort to get the … Read More

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Karisma Ortiz is ‘practicing like she’s going to play’ for Texas, but Ashlee Hannan’s status a mystery

Texas will open its 2019-20 basketball season with a dozen names on its roster. The Longhorns, though, may be short-handed when they travel to South Florida this Friday. Longhorn guard Sug Sutton (foot) and forward Joyner Holmes (ankle) began this week with day-to-day designations on the injury report. Sophomore Audrey … Read More

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Texas to open the 2019-20 basketball season in the middle of the AP poll

For the 35th time in school history, Texas will be ranked at the beginning of a basketball season. Texas was ranked 15th in the Associated Press’ preseason poll, which was released on Wednesday. After receiving 25 of the 28 first-place votes, Oregon topped the AP poll. Baylor, … Read More

Texas takes care of Lubbock Christian in a tune-up for its 2019-20 basketball season

With the start of its 2019-20 season less than two weeks away, Texas got back to business on Monday night. Sophomore Joanne Allen-Taylor scored 24 points to lead a short-handed Texas team to a 83-73 win over Lubbock Christian at the Erwin Center. In the exhibition game, seniors Jada Underwood … Read More

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Texas adds a graduate transfer from Harvard to its 2020 recruiting class

Texas has added some three-point shooting and experience to its 2020 recruiting class. The Crimson reported over the weekend that Harvard guard Katie Benzan will join UT’s basketball program in 2020 as a graduate transfer. Benzan told Harvard’s student newspaper that she plans on signing with Texas … Read More

Big 12 women’s media day: Baylor’s Lauren Cox looking good after scary injury vs. Notre Dame

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Winning her third national championship was nice, but Kim Mulkey felt even better the next day when she got an injury update about Lauren Cox. “I was in the bathtub and my phone rang,” Mulkey said Tuesday. The team trainer was on … Read More

A rejuvenated Karen Aston on Texas’ outlook: ‘Just own your senior year. This is it.’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new basketball season finds Karen Aston at peace. All the dysfunction and frustration from last season’s 23-10 campaign is now a distant memory. Maybe Texas should’ve done better than finish third in the Big 12. Maybe Aston’s club … Read More

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Texas finds itself behind Baylor as Big 12 releases its preseason poll

The Texas women’s basketball team was picked to finish second in the Big 12’s preseason poll, which was released by the conference on Thursday. Baylor topped the preseason poll for the third time in the last four years. Nine of the conference’s 10 head coaches awarded their first-place votes to … Read More

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Joyner Holmes, Sug Sutton represent Texas among the Big 12’s preseason honorees

Texas will open the 2019-20 basketball season with two of the Big 12’s best players on its roster. UT seniors Joyner Holmer and Sug Sutton were both named to the Big 12 preseason team on Wednesday. A 5-8 guard, Sutton scored 12.7 points last season while leading the Longhorns in … Read More

With its first practice in the books, Texas flips the page on last season’s disappointing finish

On the night before the first practice of the season, Texas’ Lashann Higgs slept just fine. The fifth-year guard hasn’t felt those pre-practice jitters since her freshman year. Senior Jada Underwood, another veteran, said that Tuesday was just another day for her. “I don’t get butterflies,” Underwood said. “It’s just … Read More

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Ex-Texas star Ariel Atkins advances to WNBA’s championship series

Starting on Sunday, former Texas guard Ariel Atkins will chase a championship with the the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. The Mystics advanced to the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night after finishing off their series with Las Vegas. Washington will battle Connecticut in a best-of-five series that begins this weekend. Washington, which … Read More

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Texas adds size to its 2020 recruiting class as Elyssa Coleman commits to being a Longhorn

The 2019-20 basketball season doesn’t get underway for another seven weeks, but the Longhorn still earned a victory this weekend. On Friday evening, Elyssa Coleman announced that she had given Texas a verbal commitment. Coleman is a 6-3 forward from Humble Atascocita High. She joins two guards — Westlake’s … Read More

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Texas to retire the jersey of women’s basketball star Kamie Ethridge

Over the years, Texas has retired the numbers that were once worn by six football players, three men who played basketball on the 40 Acres and a half-dozen standouts in baseball. For the first time, a woman is set to receive that honor. Texas announced on Wednesday afternoon that its women’s … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: This year’s Texas Ten has some not-so-obvious picks on our list of 10 Horns to watch

Your trusted scribe visited Texas men’s basketball practice earlier this month. Chatting with coach Shaka Smart, it was interesting to hear him reflect on the players’ emotions after winning the NIT. As nice as that was, winning the NIT isn’t the goal. “You know, … Read More

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Texas announces hiring of Kansas’ Andrea Hudy to oversee men’s, women’s strength programs

Texas announced Friday the hiring of Andrea Hudy to oversee the strength and conditioning program for both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Hudy spent the last 15 seasons overseeing the Kansas men’s basketball strength program. Hudy is widely credited with being a critical part of … Read More

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Lashann Higgs’ return to Texas a done deal after Big 12 approves a hardship waiver

The Texas women’s basketball team announced on Wednesday that the Big 12 had officially approved a hardship waiver for senior guard Lashann Higgs. The move clears the way for Higgs to return to the court for this upcoming basketball season. Higgs appeared in four games this past winter. What … Read More