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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

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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

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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