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Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Joyner Holmes in the paint is a better fit for Texas

Joyner Holmes is listed as a sophomore guard-forward on the Texas roster. It’s time to take ‘guard’ out of her job description. Karen Aston has plenty of guards at her disposal and most of them are pretty adept at knocking down jump shots, which isn’t Holmes’ long suit. If that … Read More

What Baylor hangover? Texas rolls over Iowa State 87-55

Karen Aston glimpsed at the stat sheet and could not find many flaws. Ariel Atkins scored a game-high 15 points to lead six Longhorns in double figures. Joyner Holmes had her first double-double of the season. Texas dominated the boards 40-27. The Horns shot 54 percent from the field. It … Read More

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This just in: Texas 87, Iowa State 55

Iowa State’s bid for an upset over sixth-ranked Texas looked promising until the Cyclones couldn’t find the rim. Ariel Atkins scored 15 points and the Longhorns went on a 25-1 scoring run in the second and third quarters in an 87-55 victory over Iowa State Saturday night at the Erwin … Read More

What rivalry? No. 3 Baylor stomps on No. 6 Texas in battle for Big 12 supremacy, 81-56

WACO — The guard-driven Texas Longhorns aspired to unseat the reigning Big 12 champions Thursday night until Baylor guard Kristy Wallace fired back. Wallace, a senior, played the game of her life, scoring a career-high 27 points as No. 3-ranked Baylor toasted sixth-ranked Texas 81-56 at the Ferrell Center. The … Read More

No. 6 Texas, No. 3 Baylor square off in what may be women’s college basketball’s best rivalry

When it comes to heated rivalries, few can match the fire created by Texas-Baylor in women’s basketball. Real or imagined, the relationship between coaches Karen Aston and Kim Mulkey is, say, icy. For precautionary reasons, don’t ask either if there is “a new sheriff in town.” The answers will be … Read More

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‘FYI from CDC’: Texas AD Chris Del Conte starts newsletter for fans

In his first two months as athletic director at Texas, Chris Del Conte has maintained an air of approachability. Just check Twitter, where he regularly replies to fans’ questions and comments. On Wednesday, Del Conte started a new form of communication with fans with a newsletter called … Read More

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Texas moves up to No. 6 in latest AP women’s basketball poll

Apparently, a four-point loss to top-ranked UConn and a 51-point victory over Texas Tech  impressed the Associated Press voters last week. The Longhorns, ranked ninth last week, has risen to No. 6 in the AP women’s basketball poll released on Monday. That sets the stage for the first Big … Read More

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Texas women’s basketball team records most lopsided Big 12 win

The Texas women’s basketball team recorded its most lopsided Big 12 win in program history as it defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders 90-39 on the road in Lubbock Saturday. Texas hit nearly half its shots while holding Texas Tech to just 27 percent from the field in the 51-point … Read More

For starters, No. 9 Texas is a No. 2 seed in projected NCAA Tournament field

If the NCAA women’s basketball tournament started today, Texas would be a No. 2 seed. That’s a sign that the NCAA selection committees holds the ninth-ranked Longhorns (14-3, 5-1 Big 12) under a favorable light. But considering the tournament doesn’t tip off until March 16, there’s no reason to get … Read More

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Texas No. 2 seed in first NCAA women’s basketball tournament reveal

The Baylor women received an extra shot of motivation Thursday night for its upcoming game against Texas, courtesy of the NCAA. The NCAA released its first reveal of the top 16 seeds for the NCAA Tournament in March. For starters, Texas was seeded seventh overall and as a No. 2 … Read More

Texas signees Prince, Collier earn McDonald’s All-America Team honors

Tucked away in Liberty Hill, Sedona Prince has been the big girl on campus for years. As she prepares to finish her final season of high school basketball, Prince can now stand on a national platform. Prince and fellow University of Texas women’s basketball signee Charli Collier have been named … Read More

Texas History: The largest Erwin Center crowd to watch the women’s team play

On Monday, 11,877 people filed into the Frank Erwin Center to watch the No. 9-ranked Texas women play No. 1 Connecticut. The Huskies won a thrilling game 75-71 The Erwin Center seats about 16,734 people, and before the game Texas was rightfully excited that they were expecting … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Karen Aston’s Horns must build upon eye-opening UConn loss

UConn exposed Texas Monday night. As a Final Four contender. Question is, what are the Horns going to do about it? Are they going to take a near-win over the nation’s best team as fuel to take this season to special places or will they struggle against lesser teams they … Read More

Samuelson, Dangerfield help UConn escape Texas scare 75-71

In defeat, Karen Aston hopes the effort her team gave during a disappointing loss to top-ranked UConn becomes a common theme. The Huskies outlasted No. 7 Texas 75-71 in a women’s basketball showcase game Monday night at the Erwin Center. There are no moral victories for an up-and-coming team, but … Read More

This just in: UConn 75, Texas 71

UConn remains the face of women’s basketball. Texas, though, is making strides to becoming an elite team, too. Katie Samuelson scored 19 points and Azura Stevens 16 to lead the top-ranked Huskies to a 75-71 victory over No. 9 Texas Monday night at the Erwin Center. The outcome was in … Read More

No. 7 Texas set to host top-ranked UConn in prime-time showdown

Top-ranked UConn comes to the Erwin Center Monday and will give Texas a measuring stick to see how far the Longhorns have come under head coach Karen Aston, now in her sixth season. The Huskies (15-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference) don’t really need an introduction. More than 10,000 fans are … Read More

Holmes, Atkins ignite Texas to comeback victory over Kansas 79-62

For a few moments, Texas forward Joyner Holmes was reliving her freshman season. The Longhorns rallied for a 79-62 victory over Kansas at the Erwin Center on Saturday, which might be remembered as the day Holmes turned her season around. With 11 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes, she … Read More

This just in: Texas 79, Kansas 62

Ariel Atkins scored 22 points and Lashann Higgs added 17 to lead No. 7 Texas to a 79-62victory over Kansas in the Big 12 game Saturday afternoon at the Erwin Center. Texas improves to 14-2 overall, 5-1 in the Big 12. Kansas is 11-6, 2-4. Joyner Holmes had her best … Read More

Aston, Longhorns searching for someone to finish paint job

Forward Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau’s absence from practice Friday was an alarming development for a Texas women’s basketball team in need of frontcourt help. While her teammates worked out at the Erwin Center, Caron-Goudreau stood on the sideline, her right thigh wrapped. The senior’s availability for Saturday’s Big 12 game against Kansas … Read More

This just in: TCU 79, No. 7 Texas 77

FORT WORTH — Kianna Ray hit a pair of free throws with 6 seconds to play to lift TCU to a stunning 79-77 upset victory over No. 7 Texas Wednesday night at Scholmaier Arena. It was the Central Texas combination of Ray, who went to Bowie, and Stony Point grad … Read More