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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

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

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Karen Aston selected for induction in Little Rock Hall of Fame

Texas head women’s basketball coach Karen Aston has been selected for induction into the Trojan Athletics Hall of Fame, class of 2019, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, it was announced Monday. Aston, a 1987 UALR graduate, is one of five inductees. Little Rock will … Read More

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Texas checks in at No. 11 in AP preseason women’s basketball poll

Texas will have four regular-season games against teams that landed in the Associated Press preseason women’s basketball poll. The Longhorns begin the year tied for 11th with Tennessee in the AP poll that was released on Wednesday. Defending champion Notre Dame was a unanimous No. 1 in the poll of … Read More

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Freshman leads Horns over West Texas A&M

Freshman Charli Collier scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Texas women’s basketball team beat West Texas A&M 91-63 in an exhibition game Sunday at the Erwin Center. UT senior Lashann Higgs contributed 14 points as improved to 6-0 in exhibition games under coach Karen Aston. The … Read More

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Pair of Longhorns basketball players added to awards watch lists

Longhorns basketball players Charli Collier and Jatarie White were each named to national award watch lists Thursday and Friday. Collier is among 20 players named to the Katrina McClain Award watch list. It is given to the top power forward in NCAA Division I basketball. White is on the watch … Read More

Texas’ Destiny Littleton wants to make the most of her second chance

Destiny Littleton hopes to regain the shooting stroke and passion that made her a high school phenom in California. Now a sophomore at Texas, she vows to erase the misery that followed her throughout her freshman season. The player who was admittedly lost during her first year as a Longhorn … Read More

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Joyner Holmes named to Cheryl Miller Award watch list

Texas junior Joyner Holmes has been added to the watch list for the 2019 Cheryl Miller Award, the school announced Wednesday. Holmes is among 20 players named to the watch list. The award goes to the top small forward in women’s NCAA Division I basketball. Named for the three-time Naismith … Read More

#BakeShow: Westlake recruit Will Baker, UT fans get first look at Longhorns at Texas Tip-Off

Marketing officials tried the divide-and-conquer approach on Wednesday at the Texas Tip-Off. The pros worried about the hundreds of Longhorns fans inside Gregory Gym. Guard Matt Coleman focused on a target audience of one — the 7-footer Will Baker from Westlake. Carrying a … Read More

Texas Tip-Off event an early chance for fans to gauge men’s, women’s basketball teams

The Texas Tip-Off event on Wednesday at Gregory Gym is the public’s first chance to examine the UT men’s and women’s basketball teams. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but the place holds only 3,000 so don’t dilly-dally. The women’s team will scrimmage … Read More

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Texas overcoming height disadvantage with key players out

When it comes to women’s basketball rosters, Texas finds itself with the short end of the stick. That’s not the way the Longhorns built their lineup. But with absence of 6-3 forward Joyner Holmes and 6-7 Sedona Prince, Texas will open the season Nov. 8 against Duquesne short-handed. “This team … Read More

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Texas forward Joyner Holmes has surgery on injured ankle

The University of Texas women’s basketball team suffered a setback this week when junior Joyner Holmes injured an ankle that will keep her sidelined indefinitely. According to UT’s sports information department, the 6-3 forward had surgery on the ankle on Thursday. She was injured during practice on Monday. There is … Read More

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Texas women’s basketball on Longhorn Network 12 times this season

The Longhorn Network, ESPN’s 24-hour network devoted to The University of Texas, will air a dozen women’s games during the 2018-19 basketball preseason and regular season, including several conference showdowns. The television slate starts with Texas GameDay at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17, leading into Texas Tip-Off at Gregory Gym … Read More

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As usual, Baylor and Texas are 1-2 in preseason women’s poll

The road to a Big 12 championship will go through Waco — again. The Texas women’s basketball has been picked to finish second in the Big 12 Conference in 2018-19 according to a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches that was released Thursday. Coaches were not permitted … Read More

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Texas freshman Shae Routt hospitalized after fainting in practice

The first day of practice for the University of Texas women’s basketball team took a somber note when freshman Shae Routt was taken to a hospital after fainting Sunday at Cooley Pavilion, the team confirmed. Late Sunday, the 6-foot guard was released from St. David’s Hospital near the university, according … Read More

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Former Texas Longhorn Empress Davenport earns coaching position

Empress Davenport, a popular basketball player for the University of Texas for four seasons, has been named assistant women’s basketball coach at Lamar University, the school announced. Davenport played in 131 games with 97 starts during her four-year career on the Forty Acres from 2012-16. She helped the Longhorns to … Read More

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Texas exes Kelsey Lang, Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau sign with European teams

Former Texas post Kelsey Lang has signed a contract to play professional basketball in Hungary while Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau will play for a team in Greece. Lang signed with Csata DSE in Budapest. Last year she played with Dynamo Moscow in Russia, averaging 12.5 points and 9.5 rebounds a game. She … Read More

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Texas bracket set for holiday tournament in Florida

The bracket for a women’s basketball invitational in Florida that includes Texas has been set. Texas will open the sixth annual Gulf Coast Showcase at 4 p.m. Nov. 23 against Quinnipiac (of Hamden, Conn.) at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. The eight-team field includes five teams that played in the … Read More