Women's Basketball Archives

Davenport leads Texas to win over Stanford

Who let the guards out? On Sunday, No. 5 Texas unleashed a feisty backcourt that paved the way to a 77-69 victory over Stanford before 3,942 fans at the Erwin Center. No one played any better than senior guard Empress Davenport, who poured in a career-high 23 points while collecting … Read More

Texas ramps up efforts to sell women’s team to fans

Fran Harris recalls a time when 8,000 or more spectators typically gathered at the Erwin Center to watch the Longhorns women’s basketball team. Longhorns coach Jody Conradt and UT women’s athletic director Donna Lopiano fashioned a blueprint that made Texas a basketball giant that won games and filled seats. In … Read More

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UT’s Boyette Big 12 Player of the Week

Texas center Imani Boyette has been named the Big 12 Conference Co-Player of the Week, following her standout performances in a pair of wins against No. 9 Mississippi State and Arkansas-Little Rock, the league office announced Monday. The honors were determined in a vote of a media panel that covers … Read More

Texas tied for fifth in women’s hoops poll

The University of Texas women’s basketball team has risen to No. 5 in the nation — in a tie with Maryland — in Monday’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Longhorns, who defeated Mississippi State and Arkansas-Little Rock last week, received 656 points from a panel of 32 national journalists. Read More

No. 6 Texas women rally for win against Arkansas-Little Rock

Sophomore guard Brooke McCarty scored a career-high 23 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and No. 6 Texas rallied from a 13-point deficit after three quarters to defeat Arkansas-Little Rock 66-56 on Sunday afternoon in Little Rock, Ark. The Longhorns (7-0), who trailed 48-35 after three quarters, outscored the … Read More

Boyette stands tall in victory over Mississippi State

While most of her teammates came up short, Imani Boyette stood tall for the sixth-ranked Texas women’s basketball team. In an otherwise dreadful offensive performance by the Longhorns, the 6-7 Texas post scored 21 points and gathered 10 rebounds in a 53-47 victory over No. 9 Mississippi State Wednesday night … Read More

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Another big test awaits No. 6 Longhorns

NO. 6 TEXAS VS.  NO. 9 MISSISSIPPI STATE When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center Records: Texas 5-0; Mississippi St. 5-0 TV: LHN Radio: 104.9 Savoring a road victory over No. 4 Tennessee on Sunday, the Longhorns will soon find out soon whether they can handle success. Three days after … Read More

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Higgs helps No. 8 Texas defeat No. 4 Lady Vols 64-53

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee flirted with danger long enough to eventually pay the price. Lashann Higgs scored 18 points and led an efficient 3-point attack Sunday as No. 8 Texas defeated No. 4 Tennessee 64-53 to snap the Lady Vols’ 27-game home winning streak. Although Tennessee (5-1) hadn’t lost at … Read More

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Texas women cruise to fourth victory

Four Longhorns scored in double digits as the No. 8 Texas women’s basketball team cruised to a 79-52 win over the Hampton Lady Pirates at the Erwin Center on Wednesday night. Freshman guard Lashann Higgs had a double-double, scoring 12 points while pulling down ten rebounds. Brianna Taylor led the … Read More

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Women’s basketball preview: Texas vs. Hampton

What: Texas (3-0) vs. Hampton (0-4) Where: Erwin Center Time: 7 p.m. Wednesday TV/Radio: LHN/105.3 About Texas: The Longhorns are outrebounding their opponents by an average of 47-27 a game. Brianna Taylor had a career-high 19 points in last Saturday’s 70-47 victory over Rice. Through three games, Texas has allowed … Read More

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Texas 70, Rice 47: Brianna Taylor rolls through Owls, so do Longhorns

HOUSTON — Brianna Taylor scored 19 points and No. 11 Texas rolled to a 70-47 victory over Rice on Saturday. Texas (3-0) outscored the Owls 14-2 in the third quarter. Taylor was 8 of 11 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds. Brooke McCarty scored 11 points, and Lashann … Read More

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Women’s preview: UT vs. Rice

Texas vs. Rice When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston Records: Texas 2-0, Rice 0-2 TV: RiceOwls.com Radio: KTXX 104.9 Texas update Texas women’s basketball signees Joyner Holmes of Cedar Hill and Alecia Sutton of St. Louis are two of 20 high school players nationally to have been named … Read More

Back to school: Texas women roll past NW State, 86-33

While Imani Boyette had one of the best games of her career on Wednesday, more than 5,000 school kids sang and danced to “Y.M.CA.” Boyette and her teammates fed off their energy and buried Northwestern (La.) State at the Erwin Center, 86-33. Texas (2-0) also received contributions from guards Brooke … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Northwestern State

Texas vs. Northwestern (La.) State When: 11 a.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center Records: Texas 1-0, Northwestern State 1-1 Series: Texas 4-0 TV: LHN Radio: AM 1260   LADY DEMONS UPDATE Northwestern State has opened the season with a 73-44 victory over Le Tourneau and a 74-36 loss to SMU. Beatrice … Read More

Texas women move up to No. 11

The University of Texas moved up one spot to 11th in this week’s Associated Press women’s basketball Top 25 poll. Here’s a look at the first regular-season poll of the season. Texas won its opener on Saturday, beating UTSA 90-53 behind Brooke McCarty’s career-high 22 points. Others receiving votes: DePaul … Read More

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McCarty finds hot hand in Texas season opener

Brooke McCarty impressed the crowd with a career-high 22 points and for running into a cameraman while hustling for a loose ball in the second half. In the season-opener for 12th-ranked Texas, McCarty was the game’s outstanding player — with her shooting stroke and tenaciousness on the floor. All five … Read More

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FAQs on women’s basketball team

FAQs 1. How close is Texas to becoming a Final Four contender? Ranked No. 12 entering the season, the Longhorns have made steady progress during Karen Aston’s tenure. With the signing of the Nos. 2 and 6 recruits in the country on Wednesday — forward Joyner Holmes of Cedar Hill … Read More

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Texas women’s hoops team position-by-position breakdown

Scouting the Longhorns The Backcourt Seniors Brady Sanders and Empress Davenport lead a talented and deep group of guards. Sophomore Brooke McCarty emerged as the top best three-point shooter last season. Depth and experience will be provided by junior Brianna Taylor, senior Celina Rodrigo and sophomore Tasia Foman. Lashann Higgs, … Read More

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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