Women's Basketball Archives

So long, knee brace: Diet, weight training has Texas’ Sutton reaching new heights

A painful chapter of Alecia “Sug” Sutton’s basketball life ended when she tossed her knee brace in the closet for good last spring. Sutton said she felt liberated when she was cleared by doctors to discard the brace one month after her freshman season was over. She made a vow … Read More

Texas guard Lashann Higgs named Big 12 player of the week

Junior guard Lashann Higgs averaged 28 points per game in Texas’ last two games, scoring a total 56, which was  recognized by the Big 12 on Monday. Higgs was tabbed  the conference’s player of the week after consecutive victories over No. 20 Oklahoma State and Kansas State. Higgs scored a career-high 30 points in … Read More

Texas uses second-half surge to beat Kansas St 75-64

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — For the first 15 minutes, Kansas State gave Texas all the No. 8 Longhorns could handle. Then Lashann Higgs knocked down a three from the corner to give Texas the lead and the Longhorns never looked back. Higgs scored 26 points and No. 8 Texas used a big run to … Read More

Higgs leads charge as Texas rallies for win over Cowgirls

Lashann Higgs’ ability to play basketball is matched by a new-found confidence to carry a team with the game on the line. Such was the case when the junior guard scored a career-high 30 points to rally the Longhorns to a thrilling 84-79 victory over Oklahoma State in a key … Read More

At the buzzer: Texas 84, Oklahoma State 79

Lashann Higgs scored a career-high 30 points to lead Texas to an 84-79 comeback victory over Oklahoma State Wednesday night at the Erwin Center. Higgs, who had a career-best 24 points in last week’s win at Oklahoma, hit 11 of 15 shots. The Horns overcame a seven-point deficit in the … Read More

McCarty, Boothe power No. 8 Texas to easy victory over WVU

The highly anticipated game between No. 8 Texas and No. 9 West Virginia didn’t live up to its billing. Instead of a Big 12 shootout between two of the conference’s top dogs, Texas showed who’s boss by trouncing the Mountaineers 79-58 Sunday afternoon at the Erwin Center. In a game … Read More

Lashann Higgs leads Texas to win over Oklahoma in Big 12 opener

NORMAN, Okla. — Texas junior Lashann Higgs stepped on to a riser for a post-game press conference and promptly knocked a chair to the floor. “That might have been the only thing she did wrong tonight,” Karen Aston said. Indeed, Higgs was the central figure for the Longhorns in an … Read More

Holmes rejoins Longhorns squad that’s off to strong start

Joyner Holmes returns to Texas women’s basketball team as a complementary piece, rejoining a top 10-ranked squad already blessed with a deep talent pool. While the Longhorns raced to a 9-1 record this season, Holmes worked out at … Read More

McCarty, Higgs power Longhorns to victory over unbeaten Florida State

There must be something about Florida State that brings out the best in Texas guard Brooke McCarty. On Sunday, the Longhorn senior scored a season-high 24 points as No. 8 Texas outlasted No. 12 Florida State 87-72 at the Erwin Center. This was the last nonconference game for the Longhorns … Read More

No. 11 Lady Vols stay unbeaten by stopping No. 2 Texas 82-75

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell both produced double-doubles Sunday as No. 11 Tennessee outlasted No. 2 Texas 82-75 in a physical matchup of unbeaten teams. Nared collected 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Lady Vols, who never trailed. Russell added 15 points and 12 rebounds to help … Read More

Atkins, White lead No. 2 Texas to easy win over Georgia

ATHENS, Ga.  — Ariel Atkins had 17 points and nine rebounds, Jatarie White added 13 points and No. 2 Texas cruised to an 81-53 victory over Georgia on Sunday. Brooke McCarty and Lashann Higgs each scored 12 points as the Longhorns (7-0) dominated on both ends … Read More

Texas guards McCarty, Atkins on national basketball watch list

Senior Texas guards Brooke McCarty and Ariel Atkins have been named to the watch list for the 2018 Citizen Naismith Player of the Year Trophy, which recognizes the nation’s top collegiate women’s basketball player, it was announced Wednesday. A 30-person midseason team will be released on February 12, 2018. Players … Read More

Longhorns cruise to win at South Point Shootout

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For a game and about a quarter, the Texas Longhorns seemed to be in a slow cruise control at the South Point Shootout. Finally, the Longhorns turned it on to a higher gear against Washington on Saturday and showed why they are ranked No. 2 in … Read More

Longhorns women’s basketball team rolls at Las Vegas tournament

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 17 points and Jatarie White added 14 to lead the No. 2 Longhorns women’s basketball team to a 75-66 win over LSU in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout on Friday. Atkins, who had four steals, made six of her eight attempts from the … Read More

Texas 100, McNeese State 34: Longhorns coast before a sea of school children

It was a milestone day for Texas senior Ariel Atkins on Wednesday — and a chance for 5,400 area school children to cut loose. Akins scored 23 points to power the second-ranked Longhorns to a 100-34 win over McNeese State at the Erwin Center. It was a fun game for … Read More

In the books: Texas pounces on McNeese State 100-34

It was a milestone day for Texas senior Ariel Atkins and a chance for 5,400 school children to cut loose. The 5-11 guard scored 23 points to power the Longhorns to a 100-34 victory over McNeese State in a non-conference game Wednesday at the Erwin Center. It was a fun … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: UT will have several chances at justifying ranking, but it needs to start defending

Coach Karen Aston isn’t sure her Texas Longhorns are completely deserving of their lofty preseason ranking but nothing they did in the opener will discourage the voters. Huge expectations. Huge debut. Texas 95, Stetson 59. So why not just skip all the pleasantries and pencil in the nation’s second-ranked team … Read More

Higgs, McCarty lead No. 2 Texas to season-opening victory over Stetson

In many ways Sunday, Texas flashed the skill, teamwork and hustle that have made the Longhorns the second-ranked team in the nation. Guard Lashann Higgs scored 18 points, Brooke McCarty had 14, and the Longhorns posted a 51-25 advantage on the boards in a resounding 95-59 season-opening victory at the Erwin Center. Newcomer Jatarie White led all players … Read More

Breaking: Texas beats Stetson 95-59 in season opener

Junior guard Lashann Higgs scored a career-high 18 points and Brooke McCarty 14 to lead Texas to a 95-59 victory over Stetson in the women’s basketball opener Sunday afternoon at the Erwin Center. Texas is 40-4 in home openers. Junior forward Jordan Hosey had one of her best games as … Read More

Family over Everything: Blend of seniors, newcomers should make the No. 2 Texas women hard to beat

Karen Aston says that players who bond together off the court often succeed together when a game is on the line. If the mission of playing three exhibitions this summer in Italy was to develop team chemistry, consider the trip a rousing success. The Texas women’s basketball team experienced pasta … Read More