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Former Longhorn Vicki Hall named coach at Indiana State

Former University of Texas basketball player Vicki Hall  has been named head women’s basketball coach at Indiana State University. A high school standout in Indiana, she was the state’s 1988 Miss Basketball honor. At Texas (1988-93) she was a three-time All-Southwest Conference player. “I’m so humbled and excited to come … Read More

Texas History: 15 years ago, the Texas women’s basketball team reached the Final Four

Last week we remembered the men’s team that reached the 2003 Final Four. This week, let’s look at the women’s team.  Texas coach Karen Aston will lead her Longhorns into their fourth straight Sweet 16 game Friday. That’s an impressive accomplishment, even if some think Texas’ 1-2 … Read More

Sweet 16 matchup between Longhorns, Bruins has look of a ‘track meet’

Arizona State women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne is fully qualified to analyze the Sweet 16 matchup between UCLA and Texas. “It’s going to be a track meet,” said Turner Thorne, whose Sun Devils lost to both teams this season. Turner Thorne’s comments came shortly after Texas routed Arizona State … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas seniors McCarty, Atkins continue sweet journey

They didn’t want it to end, this sentimental journey of the last four years for the two, attached-at-the-hip, never-loose-with-the-lip Texas teammates. And so they didn’t let it. Texas senior guards Brooke McCarty and Ariel Atkins, driven by their final home games of their career in an emotion-tinged setting, turned in … Read More

McCarty dazzles in final home game as Texas rips ASU in NCAA tournament

By her lofty standards, Brooke McCarty was having an off night until everything exploded early in the second half. Texas was nursing a 40-38 lead against gritty Arizona State when the senior point guard came to life. She would score 12 points and grab five rebounds in the third quarter … Read More

NCAA format gives Texas, top seeds home-court advantage in tournament

When it comes to the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, it’s better to have some fans screaming for one team than having no one in the bleachers at all. That’s what the NCAA determined four years ago when it established a new format for the 64-team tournament. The top 16 teams … Read More

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NCAA women’s tournament: Sun Devils light a fire, burn Cornhuskers

Trailing by three points midway through the third quarter of its first-round NCAA Tournament game against Nebraska, Arizona State decided it had had enough. “A fire kind of lit under our butts,” sophomore forward Jamie Ruden said. “We decided we needed to ramp up the pressure.” The No. 7-seeded Sun … Read More

Notebook: Texas opponent Maine boasts roster with international flair

Maine enters the NCAA women’s basketball tournament with a roster that would make the United Nations proud. The starting lineup includes players from Spain, Sweden, Israel and Canada. Coming off the bench is a player from Germany. “No matter where you are in this world, that round ball can unite … Read More

Long-sought Final Four trip would stamp Texas as elite women’s program

During the past five seasons, Karen Aston’s basketball team has been a model of excellence, a consistent winner and an NCAA Tournament fixture. The Longhorns are 128-43 over that span and have been to the NCAAs all five years. That includes one trip to the Elite Eight and three others … Read More

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Texas forward Rellah Boothe will not play in NCAAs

Texas forward Rellah Boothe will be unavailable for postseason competition due to personal reasons, head coach Karen Aston announced Thursday. This could have a negative impact for a team that lacks depth in the frontcourt. The 6-3 freshman from Bradenton, Fla., averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in 19 games. Read More

When it’s NCAA Tournament time, backcourts often stand taller

When it comes NCAA Tournament basketball, it’s best to be on guard. That’s the opinion of Texas women’s basketball coach Karen Aston, who has seen the sport evolve since she began her coaching career as a Baylor assistant in 1994. Aston was speaking specifically about the NCAA women’s tournament, which … Read More

Texas women earn No. 2 seed, placed in Kansas City regional for NCAA Tournament

Texas will be a No. 2 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, opening at home for the first two rounds and placed in the Kansas City regional along with top-seeded Mississippi State. But Longhorns guards Ariel Atkins and Lashann Higgs said they cannot allow themselves to look too far ahead … Read More

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Texas to play at home as NCAA tournament begins in Austin for Longhorns

Texas will open the NCAA women’s basketball tournament at  home on Saturday against Maine. The Longhorns, who earned a No. 2 seeding, were placed in the Kansas City regional, the NCAA announced Monday night. Also coming to the Erwin Center are Arizona State  and Nebraska. The Longhorns, their coaches and … Read More

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Texas signees Sedona Prince, Charli Collier up for national Player of the Year award

Texas women’s basketball signees Sedona Prince and  Charli Collier have been named to the eight-person list of candidates for the 2018 Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year award, it was announced Wednesday. The Morgan Wootten Award is given annually to the best male and female McDonald’s All American players … Read More

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Texas drops one spot to No. 8 in AP poll; Baylor moves to No. 2

Despite going 3-0 last week, Texas dropped one spot to No. 8 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll for women’s basketball. Baylor, meanwhile, moved up to No. 2 in the weekly poll after previously unbeaten Mississippi State lost to South Carolina 62-51 in the finals of the SEC … Read More

Sutton, tough defense carry Texas to victory over West Virginia

OKLAHOMA CITY — Sug Sutton hit a three-pointer with 30 seconds left in the first quarter and drilled another one at the buzzer. Those consecutive buckets by the backup point guard kick-started Texas en route to a 68-55 victory over West Virginia in a Big 12 tournament semifinal Sunday night … Read More

Sutton’s long range kick-starts Texas past cold-shooting Mountaineers

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla — Alecia Sutton hit a three-pointer with 30 seconds left in the first quarter and drilled another one at the buzzer. Those consecutive buckets by the backup point guard kick-started Texas en route to a 68-55 victory over West Virginia in a Big 12 tournament semifinal Sunday … Read More

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It’s a final: Texas 68, West Virginia 55

Bring on Baylor! That was the message from the Texas Longhorns after they defeated West Virginia 68-55 in a Big 12 semifinal game Sunday night at Chesapeake Arena. Texas (26-5) and Baylor (29-1) meet at 8 p.m. Monday. This marked the third time Texas has beaten the Mountaineers this year. Read More

Freshman Morris dazzles as Baylor clobbers TCU in semifinal

Baylor point guard Alexis Morris entered the Big 12 tournament best known as injured senior Kristy Wallace’s replacement in the starting lineup. It has taken her two games to prove she’s not just a stopgap player. While Wallace’s college career is likely over following a torn ACL suffered last week, Morris represents … Read More

Ariel Atkins, Jatarie White carry Texas to victory over Iowa State in tournament opener

OKLAHOMA CITY — Ariel Atkins is driven to add a few more chapters to her legacy at Texas before her college career comes to an end. In one of her best all-around games wearing burnt orange, the senior guard posted an amazing stat line to help Texas earn an 81-69 … Read More