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Texas women sign nation’s No. 3 basketball recruit

The University of Texas women’s basketball team continues to soar in recruiting battles. On Friday, 6-1 senior Rellah Boothe signed with Texas, according to her school, IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Boothe is ranked as the No. 3 recruit in the United States and the top-ranked forward. Earlier this … Read More

Megan Walker, the nation’s No. 1 girls basketball recruit, picks UConn over Texas

Megan Walker, ranked by ESPN as the No. 1 girls high school basketball player in the nation, will continue her career at Connecticut. Walker chose UConn on Thursday over Texas and Notre Dame. Walker, who averaged 21.4 points and 8.2 rebounds while leading her team to its second consecutive state … Read More

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Texas women sign nation’s top point guard

Karen Aston’s momentum for signing top basketball recruits continued Wednesday with the signing of Galena Park North Shore’s Chasity Patterson, ranked by one recruiting site as the nation’s No. 1 point guard. As a junior last year, Patterson averaged 24.5 points, 5.6 assists and 4.4 assists for a team that … Read More

Texas showcases talent in exhibition win over Tarleton State

Gregory Gym hasn’t seen a basketball party like the one on Sunday since the spring of 1977. The music —  an eclectic mix of modern-day funk mixed with ’70s classics — helped introduce the 2016-17 Texas women’s basketball team. The eighth-ranked Longhorns showcased tested veterans with spunky newcomers and rolled … Read More

Texas hopes Gregory Gym game will draw more students to women’s basketball

Despite having a Top 10-caliber team, students at the University of Texas have not flocked to the Erwin Center to watch women’s basketball in recent years. So, the women’s basketball team has decided to take its game to the students. For at least a day. Texas will have a dress … Read More

Texas women open with highest AP preseason ranking since 2004 — No. 8

Texas checks in at No. 8 in the Associated Press preseason poll for women’s basketball, the Longhorns’ best starting position since 2004, when they were ranked No. 2. Notre Dame, Baylor, Connecticut and South Carolina will open the season ranked Nos. 1-4, respectively. The goal for Texas is the Final … Read More

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Texas women ranked No. 8 in preseason AP Top 25 poll

For the first time since 2014-15, both Texas basketball teams will begin their seasons ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Longhorns are ranked No. 8 in the women’s poll, released Tuesday. Coach Karen Aston’s squad will start the year behind only Baylor from the Big 12. The … Read More

Texas guard Sutton’s basketball life back on track following knee surgery

For 10 months, Alecia Sutton’s basketball life was put on hold. Sutton’s lifelong passion was ripped apart in December of 2015, when she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during her senior season at Parkway North High School in St. Louis, Mo. As the No. 6 prospect … Read More

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Florida recruit visiting Texas women’s hoops

One of the nation’s top basketball players will make an official visit to the University of Texas. Rellah Boothe, a 6-3 forward from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., is listed as the No. 3 overall prospect in the nation by ESPN. She is listed as the No. 1 forward for … Read More

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Brooke McCarty part of elite basketball list

Entering her junior season at the University of Texas, Brooke McCarty is one of 20 point guards nationally who have been named to the preseason watch list for the 2017 Nancy Lieberman Award. McCarty, a 5-foot-4 League City, Texas, native, was named a Preseason All-Big 12 Conference selection earlier this … Read More

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Texas freshman Sutton cleared to play following knee injury

One of the nation’s top high school seniors last season, freshman point guard Alecia Sutton has been medically cleared for return to play with the Texas women’s basketball team, UT officials said Monday. The 5-8 Sutton returns to play following recovery from a left ACL tear during her senior season … Read More

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Texas women count down to their season-opener in style

The Texas women’s basketball team will open its 2016-17 basketball season on Nov. 14 with a road game at Stanford. Yesterday, the Longhorns — with an assist from gospel singer Kirk Franklin — found a fun way to commemorate that month-long countdown. When you found … Read More

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Texas women ranked No. 2 in Big 12 preseason poll

The new-look Texas women’s basketball has been predicted to finish second in the Big 12 conference this season, according to a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches that was announced on Wednesday. Led by Joyner Holmes, a 6-3 forward from Cedar Hill ranked as the top recruit in the … Read More

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Texas guard McCarty lands on Big 12 preseason team

Texas junior shooting guard Brooke McCarty has been selected to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, and conference announced Wednesday. McCarty was the team’s leading scorer last season, averaging 11.8 points per game. A starter in 35 of the team’s 36 games, she also led the team in three-pointers made (67) … Read More

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Former Longhorn gets new position — at Gonzaga

Gonzaga women’s basketball head coach Lisa Fortier announced the hiring of Nneka Enemkpali as the program’s video coordinator Thursday. Enemkpali joins the Zags’ staff after an exceptional playing career at the University of Texas, followed by a stint in the WNBA. “We are really happy to have Nneka joining our … Read More

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Texas regents approve pay raise for women’s basketball coach Karen Aston

A healthy boost in pay for Karen Aston, the women’s basketball coach at the University of Texas, was approved Friday by the UT System Board of Regents as expected. Aston’s annual guaranteed compensation rose $156,187, or 25 percent, to $777,500. Nonguaranteed pay, based on how well the team does, could … Read More

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Texas women’s basketball gets verbal from 6-7 Liberty Hill post

Karen Aston’s run of attracting some of the nation’s top basketball recruits continues. On Friday, Liberty Hill junior Sedona Prince’s mother, Tambra, informed the American-Statesman that her daughter will play for the University of Texas, starting with the 2018-19 season. The 6-7 post is ranked as the No. 9 overall player … Read More

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Texas hoops coach Aston earns salary increase

With the University of Texas back among the elite teams of women’s basketball, coach Karen Aston is set to earn a substantial pay raise. The university announced Tuesday that Aston will earn a guaranteed salary of $775,000 plus another $162,000 available in performance incentives. The new contract will go into … Read More

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Boyette named to All-WNBA Rookie Team

Former University of Texas post Imani Boyette was named to the Associated Press WNBA All-Rookie Team on Tuesday. The 6-foot-7 Boyette was joined on the first team by Moriah Jefferson of the San Antonio Stars, Tiffany Mitchess of the Indiana Fever, Aerial Powers of the Dallas Wings and Breanna Stewart … Read More

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Megan Walker, ESPN’s No. 1 women’s basketball recruit, visits Texas

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant wasn’t the only basketball star who watched Texas’ 41-7 victory over UTEP on Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Megan Walker, the nation’s top women’s basketball recruit in the Class of 2017 according to ESPN, made her official visit to the Forty … Read More