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

Offered as an eighth grader, Liberty Hill’s Sedona Prince has been a long time coming for the Texas women

LIBERTY HILL — At 6 feet, 7 inches, Sedona Prince understands the obvious comparisons to former Texas post Imani Boyette. Boyette, now a player of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, set a high standard for defensive excellence as a Longhorn, guarding the lane like an angry vulture while becoming a vocal … Read More

Texas point guard Brooke McCarty on Lieberman list

Who is the best point guard in women’s basketball? The answer won’t be known until March, but Texas senior Brooke McCarty is one of 20 players nationally who has been named to the watch list for the 2018 Nancy Lieberman Award, it was announced Monday. The winner of the 2018 … Read More

White, McCarty shine as Texas wins exhibition over Oklahoma City

If anyone missed Brooke McCarty’s first rainbow three-pointer of the fall, chances are they saw the replay on the Erwin Center’s new video system. Fans caught a glimpse of the Longhorn women’s basketball team during a 99-36 exhibition victory over Oklahoma City University Sunday afternoon at the Erwin Center. They were also … Read More

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