Texas trails only UConn in AP preseason basketball poll

According to one national poll, Texas is on the fast track to becoming an elite team in women’s basketball. On Thursday, the Longhorns learned they are ranked No. 2 in the preseason Associated Press poll. Only Connecticut, which was a unanimous No. 1, is ranked higher. This is the highest … Read More

Texas No. 6 in preseason USA Today basketball poll

For starters, Texas is No. 6. The women’s basketball team is ranked No. 6 in the 2017-18 USA Today Preseason Top 25 coaches poll, which was released Thursday. As expected, UConn is No. 1 in the poll. Defending Big 12 champion Baylor is No. 3. Other Big 12 teams to … Read More

Longhorns Atkins, McCarty, White earn Big 12 preseason honors

Jatarie White, projected to be the University of Texas basketball team’s starting center, has been named Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year, the league announced Wednesday. The 6-4 junior transfer from the University of South Carolina sat out last season due to NCAA rules. She was a 2014 McDonald’s … Read More

From playing to coaching, Stephens set own course after Texas

Stacy Stephens had no ambition to become a coach after four stellar seasons with the University of Texas basketball team. Hall of Fame coach Jody Conradt helped her become one of UT’s all-time greats. Karen Aston were her position coach when she played for the Longhorns from 2000 to 2004. Read More

UConn basketball recruit changes mind, commits to Texas

UConn’s loss is a big gain for the University of Texas women’s basketball team. Charli Collier, a 6-4 senior forward at Barbers Hill, announced Friday that she has withdrawn her commitment to UConn and will sign with the Longhorns this fall. ESPN ranks Collier as the No. 1 forward … Read More

Thompson receives promotion for women’s basketball

Third-year Texas women’s basketball assistant Tina Thompson has been promoted to associate head coach with the Longhorns, head coach Karen Aston announced Monday. Thompson fills the position vacated when former assistant coach Travis Mays became head coach at SMU in 2016. “I am pleased to announce the elevation of Tina … Read More

Longhorns women’s basketball team closes Italy tour with win

The Longhorns women’s basketball team dominated Basket Costa, an Italian professional club team, and came away with a 122-36 victory to close out their Italian tour in Costa Masnaga. Texas made 51 percent of its shots from the field, going 51-of-100. They had 71 total rebounds and 22 steals. “I … Read More

Longhorns women’s basketball wins in Italy

Jatarie White scored 16 points and collected 12 rebounds to lead the Longhorns women’s basketball team to a 88-56 win Wednesday. Texas topped FSG Academy in an exhibition match in Ponte Buggianese, Italy. White registered her second straight double double and four other Longhorns scored in double digits in the … Read More

Ariel Atkins helps Team USA to U23 Four Nations win

Ariel Atkins, a UT senior, helped Team USA defeat Japan 103-71 to sweep the competition and win the inaugural U23 Four Nations Tournament in Tokyo, Japan Tuesday. Atkins started the game and contributed two points, four rebounds and a steal in 18 minutes. Five team members finished with double-digits in … Read More

Texas mixes business with fun with Italian basketball trip

Karen Aston is looking forward to a trip filled with pasta, gelato and a few glasses of Italy’s finest wine. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. The Texas women’s basketball team leaves Friday for an 11-day vacation/business trip to Italy. The Longhorns’ itinerary includes three games against top-level … Read More

Ariel Atkins makes U23 U.S. national basketball team

Ariel Atkins, a senior guard for UT, earned a spot on the USA Basketball women’s U23 national team Friday. She spent five days at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and was selected by the Women’s Junior National Team Committee. The U23 team is scheduled to compete in … Read More

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Three Longhorns attempt to join U23 national basketball team

Ariel Atkins, Brooke McCarty and Jatarie White are all attempting to make the women’s U23 national basketball team at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The camp lasts through Friday, Aug. 4 when 12 players will be named to the squad. Those that make the team … Read More

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WNBA’s Imani Boyette traded to Atlanta Dream

The WNBA’s Chicago Sky traded former Texas Longhorn Imani Boyette to the Atlanta Dream on Monday night. Boyette was the tenth pick in the 2016 WNBA draft and the fourth former Longhorn to be selected in the first round of the draft. Atlanta sent Jordan Hooper and a 2018 first-round … Read More

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Longhorns duo, U.S. advance to FIBA U19 World Cup final

Texas Longhorns Alecia Sutton and Joyner Holmes helped Team USA reach its seventh consecutive FIBA U19 World Cup final as they defeated Japan 73-66 in Saturday’s semifinal in Udine, Italy. Sutton got the start at guard and scored four points to go with seven rebounds and a steal. Holmes went … Read More

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Sutton and Holmes help Team USA advance at FIBA U19 World Cup

Texas Longhorns Alecia Sutton and Joyner Holmes helped Team USA advance to the semifinals of the FIBA U19 World Cup as they defeated France 78-51 in Udine, Italy Friday. Holmes scored 14 points to go with six rebounds while Sutton pitched in seven points, three rebounds, two steals and two … Read More

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Texas sophomores Sutton, Holmes help power USA past Puerto Rico in World Cup

Texas sophomores Alecia Sutton and Joyner Holmes each scored in double figures to lead the 2017 USA Women’s U19 World Cup Team past Puerto Rico, 104-46, in the FIBA U19 World Cup round of 16 on Wednesday in Cividale de Friuli, Italy. Holmes charted a double-double with 13 points and … Read More

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Joyner Holmes helps Team USA in win over Italy at FIBA U19 World Cup

Joyner Holmes recorded a team-high 14 rebounds and scored nine points to help Team USA defeat Italy 66-49 at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Udine, Italy Tuesday. The win advances the Texas sophomore and Team USA to the round of 16 where they will face Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Read More

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Texas women land basketball recruit for Class of 2018

Joanne Allen-Taylor, a senior at Cypress Falls, has announced she will continue her career at the University of Texas, beginning with the 2018-19 season. The 5-8 Allen-Taylor is ranked as the No. 51 overall recruit — No. 10 shooting guard in the country for the Class of 2018. Allen-Taylor … Read More

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Pair of Longhorns lead Team USA at FIBA U19 World Cup

Texas guard Alecia Sutton led Team USA with 19 points in a 95-58 victory over Mali at the FIBA U19 World Cup to open the competition in Udine, Italy, on Saturday. Sutton was 6 of 11 from the field and had four rebounds to go along with three assists. She … Read More

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Big 12 freshman of the year Joyner Holmes will miss the fall semester

Joyner Holmes, last season’s Big 12 freshman of the year, will not be enrolled or compete during the fall semester due to a university violation, Texas officials announced Saturday. Holmes will not rejoin the team until Dec. 23. That means she’ll miss at least the first 10 games, including early-season … Read More