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Former Longhorn Nneka Enemkpali joins staff at UCSB

Former University of Texas basketball standout Nneka Enemkpali’s career as a college coach is about to begin. Enemkpali (2011-15) has been named assistant women’s coach at UC Santa Barbara, the school announced Thursday. Enemkpali enters her first college on-court coaching job after spending two seasons as the women’s basketball … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: Texas women’s basketball gets hit with another departure

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s Tuesday, April 17th. On this date, the Dallas Stars recorded their first playoff victory, a 5-3 win over St. Louis at Reunion Arena. It was one year after the franchise moved to Texas from Minnesota. Also on April 17: A fertilizer plant explosion in … Read More

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Tina Thompson leaves Texas basketball, named head women’s coach at Virginia

When Tina Thompson was named head coach of Virginia’s basketball team on Monday, her 12-year-old son Dyllan was impressed. “When I told (Dyllan) the great news, he said, ‘Wait mom, are you kidding? I mean wow. Isn’t that a good program? Correction, great program. I am so happy for you. Read More

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Texas forward Khaléann Caron-Goudreau to transfer to Canada university

Last month senior Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau played her final game with the University of Texas basketball team. On Saturday, twin sister Khaléann Caron announced she is leaving too. Khaléann Caron-Goudreau, a junior, has elected to pursue an MBA program opportunity at Laval University in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. She will graduate … Read More

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Plan A comes true as Texas senior Ariel Atkins heads to Washington

Ariel Atkins is not expected to be a team savior when she reports to the Washington Mystics on April 29. That’s what Mystics coach and general manager Mike Thibault said after he chose the former University of Texas standout with the seventh pick of the first round in Thursday night’s … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: And, just like that, Texas’ Ariel Atkins is now a Washington Mystic

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s Friday, April 13th. On this date, Barry Bonds hit his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays on the all-time list (2004); NHL legend Mario Lemieux played his final regular-season game (1997); Lou Carnesecca retired as St. John’s men’s basketball coach (1992); Pete Rose … Read More

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Texas guard Ariel Atkins taken in first round by WNBA’s Mystics

It didn’t take long for Ariel Atkins to learn of her new basketball home during the WNBA draft. Atkins, a 5-foot-11 guard from the University of Texas, was selected by the Washington Mystics in the draft’s first round. She was the seventh pick overall Thursday night. A combo guard who … Read More

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Texas signee Sedona Prince receives more accolades

Sedona Prince continues to receive accolades for her outstanding high school basketball career. The Texas women’s signee has been named the Texas Girls Coaches Association Basketball Athlete of the Year for Classes 1A-4A, it was announced Thursday. Prince, a McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic participant, was also a Naismith Trophy … Read More

Latest WNBA draft just might include a Longhorns double-double

Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty will gather at Karen Aston’s home Thursday night to learn whether they have a future in the WNBA. A total of 36 players will be chosen during the three-round draft that begins at 6 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN2. Both Longhorns said they … Read More

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Former Texas Longhorn Rellah Boothe looks for fresh start in home state

Rellah Boothe said “lack of playing time” is one reason she decided to leave the University of Texas basketball team and enroll at a college in her home state. In a long note on her Twitter page, Boothe said several factors led to her departure, adding that … Read More

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Basketball player Rellah Boothe transfers from Texas

Rellah Boothe, the popular Texas basketball player whose freshman season was mired by two team suspensions, has transferred from the university. The 6-3 Boothe will play next season at Northwest Florida State in Niceville, Fla., officials from Texas and the Florida college confirmed Sunday. Texas coaches and administrators declined to … Read More

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Texas signees Prince, Collier prepare for Jordan Brand Classic

Sedona Prince and Charli Collier, the top recruits for the University of Texas women’s basketball team, will play in the Jordan Brand Classic on Sunday in Brooklyn, N.Y. Tip-off at the Barclays Center is 1:30 p.m. CT and the game will be available through WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Collier … Read More

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Texas coach Tina Thompson named to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Tina Thompson was honored for her stellar college, professional and Olympic career when she was named to the 2018 Class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday. The associate head coach for the University of Texas women’s basketball team joins a list that includes NBA greats Steve … Read More

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Future Longhorn Sedona Prince shines at McDonald’s All-American basketball game

Sedona Prince gave a sterling performance in her final game representing Liberty Hill in Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-American girls basketball game in Atlanta. Playing as part of the East squad in the prestigious all-star game, the 6-foot-7-inch Prince scored 12 points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked three shots in 17 minutes … Read More

Texas will be Sug Sutton’s show next season, but an imposing frontcourt could be the real star

A glance at the team picture this fall will indicate the Texas women’s basketball team will have an entirely new look next season. Karen Aston will stare up at a potential frontcourt that includes 6-4 Jatarie White, 6-5 Charli Collier and 6-7 Sedona Prince. No one can predict how the … Read More

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Texas senior Ariel Atkins to compete in NCAA three-point contest

Senior Texas guard Ariel Atkins is one of eight women’s college basketball players selected to the 3-Point Championship roster for the 30th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. The event will take place on Thursday at Bill Greehey Arena on the campus of St. Mary’s University in … Read More

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Texas seniors Brooke McCarty, Ariel Atkins gain national AP recognition

Texas seniors Brooke McCarty and Ariel Atkins have made the 2018 Associated Press All-America team’s honorable mention list. The announcement on Monday comes just three days after the Longhorns were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament. That loss to UCLA did not dampen their four-year careers at the university. Here is … Read More

Curtain falls for Texas seniors Brooke McCarty and Ariel Atkins as UCLA prevails in Sweet 16

Sug Sutton emerged from a somber Texas locker room with tears in her eyes and hope in her heart. UCLA had just ended UT’s season with an 84-75 victory in a Sweet 16 game of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament Friday night at the Sprint Center. Texas finished a successful … Read More

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It’s a final: UCLA 84, Texas 75

KANSAS CITY — The Brooke McCarty-Ariel Atkins Era has come to an end. The Longhorns, plagued with 21 turnovers, saw its season end against UCLA. Bruins guard Jordin Canada scored 22 points in an 84-75 victory in an NCAA Sweet 16 game Friday night at the Sprint Center. Atkins played … Read More

Finally, Central Texas products Lashann Higgs, Japreece Dean meet in the Texas-UCLA Sweet 16

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When UCLA coach Cori Close arrived in Austin to scout the area’s talent, her telescope was focused on Cedar Ridge shooting guard Lashann Higgs. But when Higgs chose to stay close to home and attend Texas, Close figured her window on Central Texas basketball players had … Read More