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Top 5 wins for Texas women under Karen Aston

By beating Baylor for the first time since 2010 on Monday night, Texas made it official: the Longhorns have not been this strong in more than a decade. Tracing the program’s biggest wins in five seasons under Karen Aston shows a trajectory that keeps trending up and shows no signs of … Read More

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Bohls: Could the Texas women grab a No. 1 seed in the NCAA hoops tourney?

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. One was dedicated to the Longhorns. Here’s Kirk’s take on that Bevo-related item: On Texas women’s hoops team’s post season prediction: Karen Aston struck a huge blow for Texas basketball Monday night when her women’s basketball team … Read More

Down goes Baylor! Texas women put the Big 12 on notice with upset in Waco

Texas has not won a game of this magnitude since the Longhorns defeated No. 1-ranked Tennessee 74-59 in 2004. For many reasons, though, Monday night’s 85-79 victory over No. 2 Baylor at the Ferrell Center was far more significant than that victory over the Lady Vols. Texas had lost its … Read More

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Social reaction: Former Longhorn Imani Boyette congratulates Baylor, then throws shade at Bears

Imani Boyette was one of the best players in recent Texas basketball history and one of coach Karen Aston’s first standout stars. A few hours after Aston scored her biggest win of her Texas career, a 85-79 victory over Baylor in Waco, Boyette had some praise … Read More

A bad night for streaks: Texas women shock No. 2 Baylor in Waco, 85-79

WACO — Karen Aston showed her poker face Monday night after her 11th-ranked Texas Longhorns upset No. 2 Baylor, keeping to her season-long theme of “staying in the moment.” But when it comes to Texas basketball, this was easily the most important victory in Aston’s five years so far. Freshman … Read More

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Quick take: Texas 85, Baylor 79

WACO — Joyner Holmes broke a tie with a short banker with 1 minute to play and 11th-ranked Texas upset No. 2 Baylor 85-79 Monday night at the Ferrell Center. UT’s victory snapped Baylor’s 54-game home winning streak. It also snapped BU’s current victory streak at 21. The Longhorns had … Read More

Texas, Baylor aim for Big 12 basketball title, state bragging rights

For the past few weeks, Karen Aston has deflected conversation about the upcoming Texas-Baylor game. The players need to “stay in the moment” and not look ahead, she has said countless times. Why worry about the future when you’re staring at games against TCU, Oklahoma and Kansas State beforehand? Well, … Read More

This just in: Texas 63, Kansas State 58

Joyner Holmes scored 21 points to lead No. 12 Texas to a 63-58 victory over Kansas State Saturday at the Erwin Center. It was the 16th straight victory for Texas. Texas is 18-4, 12-0 in the Big 12. Kansas State is 17-7, 7-5. With the game tied 57-57 with 2 … Read More

Confident Lashann Higgs is beginning to excel for the streaking Texas women

Lashann Higgs was unaware that she’d committed an oral hygiene blunder. In front of TV cameras, no less. During last week’s 69-54 victory over West Virginia, she blocked her first shot of the season and lost her mouthpiece moments later. She scooped it off the floor during a scramble for … Read More

Ariel Atkins and Kelsey Lang lead Texas women to 15th straight win

Ariel Atkins scored a career-high 26 points while Kelsey Lang added a double-double to lead the No. 12 Texas women to an 85-71 win over the Oklahoma St. Cowgirls in Stillwater on Wednesday. The win makes the Longhorns 11-0 in the Big 12 for the first time in school history. Read More

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Texas forward Joyner Holmes is Big 12 Freshman of the Week

Longhorn forward Joyner Holmes, a key player in the basketball team’s 14-game winning streak, has been named Big 12 Player of the Week. This marks the second straight week the 6-3 Longhorns from Cedar Hill has earned the award. Holmes averaged 12.5 points and a team-best 10.5 rebounds in Texas’ … Read More

Brooke McCarty’s three-pointers ignite Texas to 14th straight victory

Texas was in danger of watching its now 14-game winning streak die until Brooke McCarty opened the fourth quarter with back-to-back three-pointers. The 5-foot-4 point guard ignited a 12-0 scoring run to open the period. By the time Ariel Atkins hit a short jumper halfway through the quarter, the 12th-ranked … Read More

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Final score: Texas 69, West Virginia 54

Brooke McCarty hit back-to-back three-pointers to open the fourth quarter to ignite No. 12 Texas to a 69-54 victory over No. 22 West Virginia Sunday afternoon at the Erwin Center. The Longhorns improved their winning streak to 14 games and tied Baylor for first place in the Big 12 standings … Read More

Resurgent Texas appears homeward bound for NCAA women’s tournament

If the NCAA women’s basketball tournament tipped off this week, Texas would be a No. 3 seed and play first- and second-round games at home. Longhorns coach Karen Aston noted that it’s too early to print tickets today — the NCAA tournament doesn’t start until March 17 — but that … Read More

Texas 77, TCU 69: Ariel Atkins takes over as sleepy Longhorns win 13th straight

FORT WORTH — Life moves at a deliberate, slower pace in sleepy Cowtown. Here, longhorns normally stand idle. The Longhorns, the ones from Austin, somehow get lulled to sleep, too. Multiple Texas teams have come to Fort Worth in recent years and found themselves caged up … Read More

Texas defense, maturity on display during team’s 12-game winning streak

After Texas defeated Texas Tech Saturday in Lubbock, coach Karen Aston praised her team’s patient offense, rebounding and maturity. There are no statistics to measure a basketball team’s maturity. Aston, though, said the Longhorns have clearly improved in that area after starting the season 2-4. “When I look back at … Read More

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Texas No. 10 in NCAA’s first in-season poll for women’s basketball

Texas has been chosen Monday as a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament selection committee’s first set in-season rankings. The Longhorns (14-4, 8-0 in the Big 12) is ranked as the 10th overall team by the committee. Texas, which ranks 12th by the Associated Press, might have been credit … Read More

Texas women roll in Lubbock for 12th straight win

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Joyner Holmes scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to lead the No. 12 Texas women to a 77-57 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday night for its 12th straight win. Texas extends its program-best Big 12 Conference start to 8-0. The Longhorns opened … Read More

Depth, team play have sparked 11-game streak for the Texas women

No one wearing burnt orange is claiming credit for the Texas women’s team’s 11-game winning streak. From Ariel Atkins’ team-high 25 points against Iowa State to Joyner Holmes’ 20 against Oklahoma, UT is winning with a wide cast of contributors. Six different players have been the leading scorer during the … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Joyner Holmes does impersonations of superstars, good ones

Karen Aston’s had her eye on Joyner Holmes for more than a moment. Try eighth grade. “Yeah, I think that’s when she started looking at me,” Holmes said. Aston wasn’t the only one who had eyes for this gifted basketball player. And why not? That same year, didn’t Cedar Hill … Read More