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Higgs excels in debut for women’s hoops

If first impressions are valid, Lashann Higgs will be a rock star for the University of Texas women’s basketball team. A McDonald’s All-American at Cedar Ridge High in Round Rock and the No. 7 recruit in the nation, Higgs arrived on campus this fall as one of the team’s most … Read More

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Texas women rank 12th in preseason poll

Texas is among three state teams to be ranked in the Associated Press preseason poll that was released on Tuesday. The Longhorns will open the season Nov. 14 against UTSA as the No. 12 team in the nation. Baylor checks in at No. 5 and Texas A&M No. 13. It … Read More

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Baylor, Texas 1-2 in women’s poll

Hardly a surprise, Baylor and Texas have been chosen 1-2 in the Big 12 preseason women’s basketball poll, in a vote of the league’s head coaches. The Lady Bears were also picked at the top of the preseason rankings in 2005-06 and four consecutive seasons from 2009-13. They have won … Read More

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Imani McGee-Stafford: Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year

Texas women’s basketball senior Imani McGee-Stafford has been named the 2014-15 Big 12 Female Sportsperson of the Year, the conference announced on Thursday. The Sportsperson of the Year Awards began in 2000-01 to annually recognize student-athletes who displayed an extraordinary degree of sportsmanship, community service and academic achievement. This year’s winners were selected by a media panel. McGee-Stafford becomes … Read More

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UConn ends Texas’ season, 105-54

ALBANY, N.Y. — Breanna Stewart scored 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 105-54 victory over Texas in an NCAA regional semifinal Saturday at Times Union Center. Texas ends its season 24-11. Freshman Ariel Atkins led the Longhorns with 11 points. It marked the first … Read More

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Texas survives NCAA test against Western Kentucky

BERKELEY, Calif. — Freshman Brooke McCarty hit two free throws with 20 seconds to play to lift Texas to a 66-64 victory over Western Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Texas overcame a 7-point deficit in the last five minutes to claim the victory. Junior … Read More

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Texas plays Western Kentucky in women’s tournament opener

Texas will play Western Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Women’s basketball Tournament Friday in Berkeley, Calif. The other teams in Berkeley are host Cal and Wichita State Texas (22-10) has won 7 of its last 9 games. The team has gathered at the Erwin Center to watch … Read More

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Decades-overdue knee surgery sidelines Plonsky for NCAAs

When Texas opens the Big 12 women’s basketball tournament against TCU on Saturday the Longhorns will be missing one of their staunchest supporters. Chris Plonsky, director of women’s athletics at Texas for 13 years, will be at home, watching games on television. She had surgery on Feb. 24 to repair … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES: BOHLS: Women’s win doubles UT’s Final Four fun

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Contrary to popular opinion these days, basketball wasn’t invented in Austin. It was just perfected there. And it won’t get any better than this week, when the Longhorns’ men’s and women’s college basketball teams both play in the Final Four. Two days after the UT men … Read More