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Upset of Stanford boosts No. 25 Texas back into the Associated Press’ rankings

After a five-week absence, Texas returned to the Associated Press’ basketball poll on Monday. The Longhorns (7-4) were ranked 25th by the AP’s 29 voters. Texas earned 40 points and squeezed into the poll’s final slot at the expense of Minnesota (39 points) and South Dakota (38 points). This week’s … Read More

Amid holiday season, Texas unwraps 69-64 win over No. 1 Stanford

During a break in the action at the Erwin Center on Sunday, a video showed members of Texas’ women’s basketball team revealing the best gifts they had ever received during the holidays. Senior Jada Underwood couldn’t think of a better present than the LG Rumor cellphone she got in 2005. Read More

With Big 12 rivals ahead of them, Texas women look to upend No. 1 Stanford at home

Sug Sutton has played a lot of basketball in her day. The Texas senior has already clocked 2,561 minutes during her years as a Longhorn. The all-conference guard has started 44 times. When Texas hosts Stanford on Sunday, she’ll be playing in the 111th game of her college career. Stanford … Read More

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WATCH: Texas gifts walk-on guard Sophie Taylor a scholarship ahead of Stanford showdown

This holiday season, Texas graduate student Sophie Taylor has received the gift of a scholarship. Taylor was surprised with the news at the team’s holiday party on Friday. After she was given a wrapped present by head coach Karen Aston during the team’s Secret Santa gift exchange, Taylor read aloud … Read More

Texas tunes up for No. 1 Stanford with sloppy 73-60 win over Ohio

Ideally, Texas head coach Karen Aston said, the Longhorns would have returned to competition much sooner than 10 days after their best win of the season at Tennessee. Instead, the Longhorns had a long break during final exams, and they were not particularly sharp on Wednesday night. Texas committed a … Read More

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NCAA’s denial of Sedona Prince’s immediate eligibility draws strong criticism from Oregon, fans

The NCAA’s decision to deny former Texas post Sedona Prince eligibility to play this season at the University of Oregon has created a firestorm on social media. Oregon All-America guard Sabrina Ionescu said she was “sad” to hear the news on her Twitter page. Oregon basketball coach Kelly Graves said … Read More

Longhorns upset Lady Vols in Big 12/SEC Challenge

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Senior guards Lashann Higgs and Sug Sutton scored 19 points apiece as Texas handed No. 17 Tennessee its first loss of the season 66-60 Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Higgs’ basket with 8 minutes, 56 seconds to play started an 8-0 run capped by a pair … Read More

Moody Center groundbreaking ceremony a chance to celebrate Texas’ basketball future

Lot 70 on the Texas campus has never hosted a party quite like the one the university threw for itself Tuesday night. It was more like a send-off really, because within months “there’ll be a 60-foot hole in the ground.” Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte … Read More

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Texas women’s basketball team holds off North Texas at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown

After leading big at the half, the Texas women’s basketball team held off North Texas to win 63-57 at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu on Saturday. Charli Collier led the Longhorns with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Joyner Holmes also had a double-double which set a school record, scoring … Read More

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N.C. State takes 84-73 win over Texas at Rainbow Wahine Showdown

HONOLULU—Aislinn Konig scored 25 points, Kai Crutchfield added 23, and No. 12 N.C. State beat Texas 84-73 on the opening day of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown Friday. Texas cut the deficit to 56-50 with the opening basket of the fourth quarter, but N.C. State (6-0) responded with a 9-0 run … Read More

Before packing for Hawaii, Texas starts strong in rout of Southern

On Sunday afternoon, Texas quickly checked off one of the last things on its to-do list before a trip to Hawaii. Senior Joyner Holmes and sophomore Charli Collier outscored Southern by themselves in Texas’ 93-39 victory at the Erwin Center. In the 54-point drubbing, Texas scored nearly one-third of its … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: There was lots for Aston to like in 85-69 win, but also ton of work to do

There was a lot to like on Wednesday in a very predictable, 85-69 blowout win over UT Rio Grande Valley, a necessary tonic for a scuffling Texas women’s basketball team looking to find itself. Like the 11 3-pointers the Longhorns made, six of them from freshmen Celeste Taylor and Isabel … Read More

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Texas drops out of the AP poll following a 25-point loss to Arizona

A rough weekend has cost Texas its spot in the Associated Press’ poll. On Monday, Texas was omitted from the AP’s weekly ranking. This marks the first time this season that the poll didn’t include Texas. The Longhorns were ranked 15th in the preseason poll and 22nd last week. Texas … Read More

No. 22 Texas boxes out UTSA to get into the win column for the first time in the 2019-20 season

On Thursday night at the Erwin Center, Charli Collier and Joyner Holmes helped Texas literally rebound from a season-opening loss. Texas controlled both the paint and the third quarter in an 84-53 victory over UTSA. With the victory, the Longhorns evened their record at 1-1. This past Friday, Texas had … Read More

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No. 15 Texas women’s basketball team falls to South Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP)—Enna Pehadzic scored 16 points with three 3-pointers and South Florida upset the No. 15 Texas women’s basketball team 64-57, spoiling the Longhorns’ season opener on Friday night. Bethy Mununga added a career-high 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Bulls (2-0). South Florida took the lead … Read More

With its top shooter gone, Texas to turn to its depth when it comes to shooting from deep

Twelve seconds into an exhibition game last week against Lubbock Christian, Texas senior guard Lashann Higgs pulled up and nailed a 3-pointer. The sight of Higgs swishing that shot was a welcome one for Texas fans. For one, Higgs was playing for the first time since a … Read More

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Report: Former Longhorn Sedona Prince left Texas basketball team over medical concerns with staff

Former University of Texas basketball player Sedona Prince said she left the team because she felt “unsafe” with the medical staff at UT after having multiple surgeries for a broken leg suffered in August 2018, according to a recent interview. Prince’s comments were first reported by The … Read More

‘Texas got the best-case scenario’: Walk-on Sophie Taylor returns to basketball

If you had asked Sophie Taylor a few weeks ago, she would have told you she was retired. That, of course, is a bit of hyperbole. The 21-year-old aspiring accountant hasn’t even entered the workforce yet. But Taylor did think she was done playing basketball after a three-year run at … Read More

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NCAA denies Penn State transfer Karisma Ortiz’s appeal to play at Texas this season

Texas sophomore guard Karisma Ortiz received word on Wednesday that due to the NCAA’s transfer rules, she must sit out the 2019-20 basketball season. After spending her freshman year at Penn State, Ortiz moved onto Texas in May. Texas had appealed to the NCAA in an effort to get the … Read More

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Karisma Ortiz is ‘practicing like she’s going to play’ for Texas, but Ashlee Hannan’s status a mystery

Texas will open its 2019-20 basketball season with a dozen names on its roster. The Longhorns, though, may be short-handed when they travel to South Florida this Friday. Longhorn guard Sug Sutton (foot) and forward Joyner Holmes (ankle) began this week with day-to-day designations on the injury report. Sophomore Audrey … Read More