Texas guard Lashann Higgs and the Longhorns open the season Nov. 8 vs. Duquesne. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

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

Defending champion Notre Dame is unanimous pick for No. 1

Posted October 31st, 2018

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  • Longhorns open the season Nov. 8 against Duquesne

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 national media, which includes the Austin American-Statesman.

Texas will have a pair of showcase home games this season against the Southeastern Conference — Dec. 2 against No. 6 Mississippi State and Dec. 11 against Tennessee. The Longhorns will play No. 4 Baylor Feb. 4 in Austin and Feb. 25 in Waco.


The opener for Texas will be against Duquesne on Nov. 8 at the Erwin Center. Tipoff is 7 p.m.

Here is the first AP poll of the season: 1. Notre Dame; 2. UConn; 3. Oregon; 4. Baylor; 5. Louisville; 6. Mississippi State; 7. Stanford; 8. Oregon State; 9. Maryland; 10. South Carolina; 11. (tie) Texas; 11. Tennessee; 13. Iowa; 14. Georgia; 15. DePaul; 16. Missouri; 17. N.C. State; 18. Syracuse; 19. Marquette; 20. Texas A&M; 21. Duke; 22. South Florida; 23. Arizona State; 24. California; 25. Miami.


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