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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

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Texas women’s basketball team tops Kansas in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Texas played a great beginning and end against Kansas on Wednesday night. It was the middle that was missing, including an eight-minute scoreless stretch. Still, the Longhorns found their groove in time to cruise to another Big 12 victory. Ariel Atkins had 16 points, Brooke McCarty added 13 and … Read More

Texas’ season goals remain intact, but the Horns will need to become Big 12 road warriors

If Karen Aston and the Longhorns have learned anything from navigating through the first half of the Big 12 schedule, it’s that Texas enjoys the comforts of home. Aston, in her sixth season as UT’s coach, describes the Erwin Center as “the friendly confines.” Their only home blemish was the … Read More

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Texas guard Brooke McCarty a finalist for Nancy Lieberman Award

Texas senior Brooke McCarty is among 10 finalists for the 2018 Nancy Lieberman Award, which recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball, it was announced Monday. The award, now in its 19th year, is presented to one player nationally who exhibits the floor leadership, play-making … Read More

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Texas slips 2 spots to No. 8 in weekly AP women’s basketball poll

A lopsided loss to Baylor and a blowout victory over Iowa State kept Texas in the top 10 of the Associated Press weekly women’s basketball poll. The Longhorns slipped from No. 6 to No. 8 in the Top 25 poll released Monday. UConn (20-0) remained No. 1 in the poll … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Joyner Holmes in the paint is a better fit for Texas

Joyner Holmes is listed as a sophomore guard-forward on the Texas roster. It’s time to take ‘guard’ out of her job description. Karen Aston has plenty of guards at her disposal and most of them are pretty adept at knocking down jump shots, which isn’t Holmes’ long suit. If that … Read More

What Baylor hangover? Texas rolls over Iowa State 87-55

Karen Aston glimpsed at the stat sheet and could not find many flaws. Ariel Atkins scored a game-high 15 points to lead six Longhorns in double figures. Joyner Holmes had her first double-double of the season. Texas dominated the boards 40-27. The Horns shot 54 percent from the field. It … Read More

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This just in: Texas 87, Iowa State 55

Iowa State’s bid for an upset over sixth-ranked Texas looked promising until the Cyclones couldn’t find the rim. Ariel Atkins scored 15 points and the Longhorns went on a 25-1 scoring run in the second and third quarters in an 87-55 victory over Iowa State Saturday night at the Erwin … Read More