Texas' Brooke McCarty was named to the All-Big 12 firs team last season. She was the team's leading scorer. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Women's Basketball

Texas women’s hoops team adds Las Vegas Tournament games

LSU and Washington have been added to UT's non-district schedule

Posted June 12th, 2017

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  • LSU has advanced to 25 NCAA Tournaments in the program's history with five NCAA Final Four appearances. Washington has made 19 all-time NCAA Tournament appearances, including three consecutive and the program's first NCAA Final Four appearance in 2016.

The non-conference schedule for the University of Texas women’s basketball team became stronger on Monday with the addition of two tournament games in Las Vegas.

The Longhorns will face LSU and Washington this November in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout at Las Vegas.  The Longhorns will meet the Lady Tigers Nov. 24 and the Huskies on Nov. 25.

Texas head coach Karen Aston was named Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2017. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

For the Longhorns’ complete 2017-18 non-conference schedule, please click here: http://texassports.com/schedule.aspx?path=wbball

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LSU posted a 20-12 mark, including an 8-8 tally in the Southeastern Conference, last season. The Lady Tigers advanced to the NCAA Tournament before falling to Cal in the first round. LSU has advanced to 25 NCAA Tournaments in the program’s history with five NCAA Final Four appearances.

Washington is coming off a 29-6 season, including a 15-3 mark in the Pacific-12 Conference, last season. The Huskies advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 before losing to eventual national runner-up Mississippi State. Washington has made 19 all-time NCAA Tournament appearances, including three consecutive and the program’s first NCAA Final Four appearance in 2016.

2017 South Point Thanksgiving Shootout (Las Vegas, Nev. | South Point Arena)
Friday, November 24 – Texas vs. LSU – 5:30 p.m. CT
Saturday, November 25 – Texas vs. Washington – 3:15 p.m. CT

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