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

Texas History: Notable ‘senior day’ performances from Longhorn greats

On Tuesday the Texas women’s basketball team celebrated senior night and honored several players and two who have undoubtedly become some of the best in program history. Brooke McCarty and Ariel Atkins are All-American caliber players and will likely be all-conference performers this season. A third senior, Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau, has … Read More

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WATCH: Brooke McCarty’s grandmother sings a surprise anthem ahead of Senior Night

On Senior Night, Texas senior guard Brooke McCarty received more than just a framed jersey. Cindy Deville, who is McCarty’s grandmother, sang the national anthem ahead of Texas’ 79-66 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday. The booking of Deville was a surprise to McCarty, who was one of … 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

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Karen Aston’s streaking Longhorns in it for long haul

Sherri Coale was on her soapbox Tuesday night. With eyes flashing and curls flying, the bubbly Oklahoma women’s basketball coach made a passionate plea for her Sooners — her 16-13 Sooners — to be in the NCAA Tournament field. She wasn’t angry but very blunt and clearly biased that her … 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

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Golden: Let college athletes sign with agents, accept endorsements

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On paying college athletes: Shaka Smart and others like him know the current model isn’t working when it comes to college athletics. Athletes should be paid in addition to their scholarships. “The stuff … 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

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Texas holds off Iowa State 72-59 on the road

AMES, Iowa (AP) — After ceding the Big 12 title to Baylor, No. 6 Texas went back to doing what got the school into the race in the first place. Ariel Atkins scored 20 points, Lashann Higgs had 14 and the Longhorns held off Iowa State 72-59 on Saturday for … Read More

Texas women look forward to comforts of home as the NCAA Tournament nears

It appears one of the Texas women’s basketball team’s preseason goals — playing at home when the NCAA Tournament begins next month — has been accomplished. The sixth-ranked Longhorns, who have two regular-season games left and then the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City, appear to be a lock to … Read More

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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