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Sug Sutton leads Texas to Gulf Coast Showcase championship

ESTERO, Fla. — Sug Sutton needed a couple of minutes outside the victorious Texas locker room to figure out how to get her Gulf Coast Showcase MVP trophy back into its box. Like every other challenge she faced over the weekend, she found the answer. Sutton scored 17 points, Jatarie … Read More

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Texas women’s basketball reaches Gulf Coast Showcase final

ESTERO, Fla. (AP)—The No. 10 Texas women’s basketball team rode defense to a berth in the championship game of the Gulf Coast Showcase. Jatarie White scored 16 points and Texas defeated Michigan 69-52 on Saturday night in the semifinals. They set the tone with a 19-0 run in the first … Read More

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No. 10 Texas survives surprising challenge from Quinnipiac

ESTERO, Fla. (AP)—Audrey Warren’s jumper from just inside the foul line with 47 seconds left put No. 10 Texas ahead to stay, and the Longhorns knocked off Quinnipiac 56-55 on Friday in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase. Sug Sutton and Jatarie White each scored 12 for Texas … Read More

Williams finds her stroke, Texas women improve to 3-0 with 96-40 win over McNeese

Danni Williams said that the rough start to her new life with the Texas Longhorns was a concern, just not much of one. Williams, the graduate transfer guard who left Texas A&M to join the Longhorns, converted 4 of 6 three-point attempts and finished with 14 points Thursday night as … Read More

Texas finds leadership with Sug Sutton, Lashann Higgs

Karen Aston put a season-opening victory over Duquesne under a microscope to learn something that wasn’t on the final stat sheet. There were several promising aspects of a 78-41 victory Thursday night at the Erwin Center. From points and rebounds to assists and turnovers, the Longhorns led in just about … Read More

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Chasity Patterson, sophomore guard, leaves Texas basketball team

University of Texas sophomore Chasity Patterson has been granted her release and will transfer to another school, the team announced Saturday. The 5-5 guard has not chosen a new school. She played in the opener on Thursday, scoring six points in nine minutes in a 78-41 victory over Duquesne. Read More

Texas follows Destiny Littleton in season-opening victory over Duquesne

A shooting star was discovered Thursday night that was not visible in the Texas solar system last year. Her name is Destiny Littleton, a sophomore from California who scored a total of 17 points in her freshman season. On a team that already has established stars, the 5-9 guard looked … Read More

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It’s a wrap: Texas women open season with blowout victory over Duquesne

Lashann Higgs opened her senior year with 20 points to help power 11th-ranked Texas to a 78-41 victory over Duquesne in the season opener Thursday night at the Erwin Center. The 5-9 shooting guard from Round Rock was 9 for 16 from the field before leaving early in the fourth … Read More

Women’s basketball story lines: Touted freshmen aim to lead Texas to next level

When they graduate in 2022, the players who comprise the Texas women’s basketball freshman class will be remembered for taking the Longhorns to the next level. That’s at the top of Karen Aston’s wish list. It’s too early to make bold statements, but this might be the best crop of … Read More

Breaking down the Texas women’s basketball schedule

The Texas women open their season at home Thursday night against Duquesne. Here’s a look at their season schedule: November Three games, all at home. Duquesne, the season-opening opponent, drew one vote in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll as did TCU, Drake and Green Bay. Read More

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Karen Aston selected for induction in Little Rock Hall of Fame

Texas head women’s basketball coach Karen Aston has been selected for induction into the Trojan Athletics Hall of Fame, class of 2019, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, it was announced Monday. Aston, a 1987 UALR graduate, is one of five inductees. Little Rock will … Read More

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Texas checks in at No. 11 in AP preseason women’s basketball poll

Texas will have four regular-season games against teams that landed in the Associated Press preseason women’s basketball poll. The Longhorns begin the year tied for 11th with Tennessee in the AP poll that was released on Wednesday. Defending champion Notre Dame was a unanimous No. 1 in the poll of … Read More

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Freshman leads Horns over West Texas A&M

Freshman Charli Collier scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Texas women’s basketball team beat West Texas A&M 91-63 in an exhibition game Sunday at the Erwin Center. UT senior Lashann Higgs contributed 14 points as improved to 6-0 in exhibition games under coach Karen Aston. The … Read More

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Pair of Longhorns basketball players added to awards watch lists

Longhorns basketball players Charli Collier and Jatarie White were each named to national award watch lists Thursday and Friday. Collier is among 20 players named to the Katrina McClain Award watch list. It is given to the top power forward in NCAA Division I basketball. White is on the watch … Read More

Texas’ Destiny Littleton wants to make the most of her second chance

Destiny Littleton hopes to regain the shooting stroke and passion that made her a high school phenom in California. Now a sophomore at Texas, she vows to erase the misery that followed her throughout her freshman season. The player who was admittedly lost during her first year as a Longhorn … Read More

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Joyner Holmes named to Cheryl Miller Award watch list

Texas junior Joyner Holmes has been added to the watch list for the 2019 Cheryl Miller Award, the school announced Wednesday. Holmes is among 20 players named to the watch list. The award goes to the top small forward in women’s NCAA Division I basketball. Named for the three-time Naismith … Read More

#BakeShow: Westlake recruit Will Baker, UT fans get first look at Longhorns at Texas Tip-Off

Marketing officials tried the divide-and-conquer approach on Wednesday at the Texas Tip-Off. The pros worried about the hundreds of Longhorns fans inside Gregory Gym. Guard Matt Coleman focused on a target audience of one — the 7-footer Will Baker from Westlake. Carrying a … Read More

Texas Tip-Off event an early chance for fans to gauge men’s, women’s basketball teams

The Texas Tip-Off event on Wednesday at Gregory Gym is the public’s first chance to examine the UT men’s and women’s basketball teams. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but the place holds only 3,000 so don’t dilly-dally. The women’s team will scrimmage … Read More

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Texas overcoming height disadvantage with key players out

When it comes to women’s basketball rosters, Texas finds itself with the short end of the stick. That’s not the way the Longhorns built their lineup. But with absence of 6-3 forward Joyner Holmes and 6-7 Sedona Prince, Texas will open the season Nov. 8 against Duquesne short-handed. “This team … Read More

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Texas forward Joyner Holmes has surgery on injured ankle

The University of Texas women’s basketball team suffered a setback this week when junior Joyner Holmes injured an ankle that will keep her sidelined indefinitely. According to UT’s sports information department, the 6-3 forward had surgery on the ankle on Thursday. She was injured during practice on Monday. There is … Read More