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From the Archives: Texas caps NCAA’s first perfect season with a win over USC (March 30, 1986)

March 30, 1986 turned out to be a historic day for both Texas’ athletic department and the NCAA. Thirty-four years ago, the Texas women recorded a 97-81 win over Southern California in the NCAA’s championship match. The victory gave Texas its first and only national title in either men’s or … Read More

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Longhorn signees Shay Holle and Elyssa Coleman close out prep careers with all-state accolades

Future Texas basketball players Shay Holle and Elyssa Coleman are two of the 20 honorees on the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ Class 6A all-state team. Both players have also earned all-state recognition from the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Holle and Coleman … Read More

Even in coronavirus pandemic, construction continues at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Moody Center

While many workers are stuck at home, construction marches on at Royal-Memorial Stadium and the Moody Center. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said “so far, so good” as workers swing hammers and excavate dirt even after Austin and Travis County’s shelter-in-place orders were put … Read More

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One and done? Texas women bounced in the first round of ESPN’s simulated March Madness

The NCAA women’s basketball tournament never got underway this month, but one media outlet has an idea of how March Madness would have gone. On Monday, ESPN published a simulation of the 2020 women’s basketball tournament. The tournament was cancelled by the NCAA on March 12 … Read More

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How did the Texas women score two points in the Associated Press’ final basketball poll?

Since coronavirus concerns led to the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament, a national champion was essentially decided on paper on Tuesday. Ranked first for a tenth straight week, South Carolina (32-1) topped the Associated Press’ final poll for the 2019-20 women’s basketball season. Second-place Oregon (31-2) … Read More

Texas athletes, coaches come to grips with stoppage, all wonder what’s next

Those in the stands cheered the NCAA’s decision to cancel March Madness and all spring championships over coronavirus fears. The competitors in the arena were devastated. “Speechless,” Texas guard Sug Sutton tweeted Thursday. Her Longhorns teammate Joyner Holmes tweeted, “Absolutely speechless… … Read More

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NCAA Tournament canceled, Big 12 suspends all activities over coronavirus outbreak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — March Madness is over because of the novel coronavirus. Less than an hour before tipoff Thursday, Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte called Shaka Smart, who was in the Sprint Center locker room. The Longhorns’ coach then gave his lieutenant Cody … Read More

March minus the madness: Big 12, NCAA ban fans from basketball tournaments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby looked downtrodden Wednesday when he announced the league’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would have limited fan access over COVID-19 fears. The league made the decision at the end of a whirlwind day where the NCAA took … Read More

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Big 12 announces ‘limited attendance’ policy for men’s, women’s basketball tournaments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced Wednesday that only a small number of fans would be allowed into the league’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments this week in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The league made the decision at the … Read More

Texas athletic director comfortable sending athletes into competition over virus fears

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As coronavirus fears grow, Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday he’s comfortable sending Longhorns athletes into competition this week because “we’re following every protocol that we know.” The Texas men’s and women’s basketball teams are headed to Kansas City to … Read More

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Big 12 rewards Texas trio of Collier, Sutton and Taylor

No longer in a complementary role, Texas forward Charli Collier has been paid a compliment by the Big 12. On Monday, the Big 12 announced that Collier was one of 10 first-team honoree on its all-conference team. During the regular season, Collier led Texas in scoring (13.1 points per game) … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Aston knows senior leadership will tell Texas’ NCAA tale

Leadership can come in several forms, and Texas will need each and every one if the Horns hope to win a game in the NCAAs for the first time since 2018. Karen Aston is short on big players, but she has enough senior leadership to make some noise in the … Read More

Texas 63, Oklahoma State 52: Seniors ensure home finale highlighted by pomp, circumstance and a win

On the same day Texas retired Clarissa Davis’ jersey, Joyner Holmes ensured that the final memory of No. 24 at the Erwin Center was a positive one. Holmes scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 63-52 win over Oklahoma State on Sunday. The 11-point win was part of … Read More

As senior year winds down, Texas’ Jada Underwood kept busy as a basketball player and teacher

Twenty-three times this season, Jada Underwood has heard her last name called as starters were announced at a Texas basketball game. Arena announcers in Florida, Hawaii and the Big 12 hot spots have hummed Underwood’s name. It’s been called out after each of her 49 field goals. During this season, … Read More

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Women’s preview: Texas vs. Oklahoma State

Texas vs. Oklahoma State When: 11:30 a.m. Sunday Where: Erwin Center TV/radio: LHN/105.3 FM The Bat About the series: Texas leads 37-15 About the Cowgirls: Gray recently joined Andrea Riley (2007-10) and Kaylee Jensen (2016-18) as the only Cowgirls to score 500 … Read More

No. 2 Baylor 69, Texas 53: After another Bear beating, UT stresses the need ‘to move forward’

WACO — By rule, college basketball games aren’t that long. Avoid overtime and you’re looking at 40 minutes of action. On Thursday night, only five of those minutes were needed at Baylor’s Ferrell Center to remind an announced crowd of 9,336 of Baylor’s and Texas’ respective places in the Big … Read More

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Women’s preview: Texas at No. 2 Baylor

Texas at No. 2 Baylor When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Ferrell Center TV/radio: FS1/105.3 FM The Bat About the series: Texas leads 58-42 About the Longhorns: After twice setting her career-high scoring mark against TCU and Oklahoma, Taylor was named the Big … Read More

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Texas guard Celeste Taylor honored twice by the Big 12 following a big week of basketball

The Big 12 has taken notice of the biggest week of Texas freshman Celeste Taylor’s young career. On Monday, Taylor shared the Big 12’s player of the week award with Baylor’s Lauren Cox. The Big 12 also gave its weekly award for freshmen to Taylor. Kansas guard Holly Kersgieter and … Read More

Texas 86, Oklahoma 76: Celeste Taylor dazzles as UT distances itself from Sooners, third-place pack

Earlier this week, Texas freshman guard Celeste Taylor was asked about the rivalries that she grew up around. A native New Yorker, Taylor had held UConn and Notre Dame up as the textbook definition of on-court animosity. A close second, Taylor insisted, was whenever she and Long Island Lutheran played … Read More

Home, sweet home? Texas looks to protect its house with Big 12 rival Oklahoma in town

Just three days before Christmas, Texas put a bow on a 69-64 upset of No. 1 Stanford in front of 3,952 fans at the Erwin Center. For those who purchased season tickets, that five-point triumph may have been worth the price of admission. But not all … Read More