Taylor, Atkins power Texas to Big 12 victory over OU 86-68

Texas exended its winning streak to 11 games by following a player who never scored a point. When the Longhorns needed a key rebound, senior Brianna Taylor was there. When they needed a defensive stop, Taylor came on strong. When they pulled away in the fourth, it was the fist-pumping … Read More

Texas women host Oklahoma in a top-20 matchup

Twelfth-ranked Texas, which has won 10 straight games, hosts No. 20 Oklahoma on Tuesday night: About Texas: The Longhorns are off to a 6-0 start in Big 12 play for the first time in program history. On three previous occasions — 2002, 2003 and 2016 — the Longhorns started 5-0. Read More

No. 16 Texas women make it ten straight, defeat West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Joyner Holmes and Ariel Atkins scored 15 points apiece and the No. 16 Texas women took control in the second quarter en route to a 73-63 win over West Virginia on Saturday. The Longhorns (12-4) have won 10 straight and are 6-0 in the Big 12 … Read More

From Quebec to Texas, Khaléann Caron-Goudreau is boosting UT’s frontcourt

Khaléann Caron-Goudreau never felt the urge to play hockey with her friends back home in Canada. She and her twin sister, Audrey-Ann, elected to blaze the same trail that their older brothers Maxime and Alex created. While many of their friends and neighbors could be found in hockey rinks, the … Read More

Defense rules as Texas throttles Oklahoma State 66-35

During a 66-35 victory over Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Texas hardly resembled the team that opened the season 2-4. The 16th-ranked Longhorns have won nine straight games. They are starting to look more like the team that went 31-5 last season. Their latest victory was earned with a grind-it-out defense … Read More

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Quick Take: Texas 66, Oklahoma State 35

Karen Aston won for the 100th time during coaching tenure at Texas but she was more pleased with a few other numbers. For starters, her team has won nine straight games. The Longhorns have also won five straight to open the Big 12. Junior point guard Brooke McCartry scored 16 … Read More

Another milestone within Karen Aston’s reach as Texas plays Oklahoma State

Karen Aston remembers her first coaching victory at the University of Texas as if it happened, well, five years ago. Indeed, Aston opened her Texas tenure with a 70-60 win over 14th-ranked St. John’s on Nov. 9, 2012. It was at an early-season tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla. and the … Read More

Thompson applauds Texas’ passion, attitude for rebounding the basketball

To the surprise of many, Texas has emerged as one of the best rebounding teams in women’s basketball. Tina Thompson, however, is not among them. Thompson, one of the greatest players in WNBA history who’s been a UT assistant coach the past two seasons, said she expected the Longhorns to … Read More

No. 15 Texas women win seventh straight, beating Kansas on the road

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Brooke McCarty scored 15 points and Ariel Atkins and Joyner Holmes combined for 14 in the pivotal third quarter to lead the No. 15 Texas women over Kansas 66-54 on Wednesday night. The win gives head coach Karen Aston her 199th victory in ten seasons as … Read More

No Boyette? No problem so far for Texas, thanks to Kelsey Lang

Perhaps it’s no coincidence Texas is playing its best basketball of the season at the same time Kelsey Lang is playing the best of her career. The 15th-ranked Longhorns have won six straight games, and the 6-5 senior is largely responsible. No longer in the shadows of 6-7 Imani Boyette, … Read More

Ariel Atkins’ career day lifts No. 16 Texas past Iowa State

AMES, Iowa  — Ariel Atkins scored a career-high 25 points, including a 3-pointer to give No. 16 Texas the lead for good, in a 75-68 win over Iowa State on Sunday for the Longhorns’ sixth straight win. Atkins’ 3-pointer gave the Longhorns (8-4, 2-0 Big 12) a two-point lead … Read More

Hello, Ames: Texas women prepped for perhaps the Big 12’s toughest venue

Playing before 10,000 fans Sunday at Iowa State should not be a shock to the Texas women’s basketball team’s system. The Longhorns have already played in challenging locations this young season. At Stanford, at Mississippi State, playing UConn in Connecticut. In the Big 12, Hilton Coliseum in Ames is arguably … Read More

McCarty, Holmes power Texas to 67-47 victory over Texas Tech in conference opener

If the intent of a grueling non-conference schedule was to prepare Texas for Big 12 competition, consider it a success. At least for a day. With freshman forward Joyner Holmes dominating the first half and junior guard Brooke McCarty taking over in the second half, No. 16 Texas throttled Texas … Read More

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Fast take: Texas beats Texas Tech 67-47

The Big 12 opener goes to Texas. Brooke McCarty scored 14 of her team-high 16 points in the second half to help the Longhorns defeat Texas Tech 67-47 Thursday night at the Erwin Center. Brianna Taylor and Joyner Holmes scored 10 points apiece as the Longhorns won their fifth straight … Read More

Texas women counting on freshmen to grow up quickly in Big 12 play

Karen Aston’s roster includes six Longhorns who have never played a Big 12 basketball game. Stakes are higher in league play. Every opponent considers Texas a rival. Battle-tested after playing four teams ranked among the top 11 in the country, the Horns will be challenged in one of college basketball’s … Read More

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The year in review: 10 best Longhorn athletes of 2016

We’ve relived the highlights and rehashed the low-lights , but individually there were a few Texas Longhorns who shone brighter than the rest in 2016. These 10 athletes were the biggest stars on the 40 Acres this year. 10. Breaunna Addison Addison finished off her career as one of the … Read More

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The year in review: Top 10 recruits to come to Texas in 2016

Recruiting is the lifeblood of every successful college sports team. While rankings and evaluations have developed a 24/7 following for fans of major sports (football, men’s and women’s basketball), gathering talent is no less important — in some cases, perhaps even more so — in sports with smaller followings. Texas … Read More

A perfect night from Lang powers Texas’ 80-48 win over New Orleans

Call Tuesday night the first perfect game in Texas women’s basketball history. In front of 2,500 fans at the Erwin Center, senior center Kelsey Lang became the only player in the program’s 43-year history to take double-digit shots without missing a basket. She finished the night shooting 11 of 11, … Read More

The high school-to-college learning curve is steep, even for Texas’ star recruits

Nobody really needed to tell Joyner Holmes that she wouldn’t appear in the starting lineup when the Longhorns faced Tennessee on Sunday. That was evident at practice the previous week. “I knew it was coming,” Holmes said. “When you have a bad week of practice, you can look forward to … Read More

Texas women power past UT-Rio Grande, claim 500th all-time win at Erwin Center

Back in the mid-1990s, when Karen Aston held her first college job at Baylor, she developed passion and knowledge for recruiting with the help of a more experienced fellow assistant coach on that staff. Larry Tidwell had a court-side spot Thursday night to watch the results of his instruction and … Read More