A pair of top-5 upsets earns Texas NCAA Team of the Week honors


The No. 8 Longhorns were named NCAA Women’s Basketball Team of the Week Monday after capturing victories over two top-five teams in an eight-day span. 

The young Texas team rides the second-longest active win streak in women’s college basketball at 19. 

Fueled by a monster 18-point, 10-rebound double-double from freshman Joyner Holmes, the Longhorns began the week with a road win against then-No. 2 Baylor, handing the Lady Bears their first loss in Waco in more than two years.

After a victory at home against a struggling Kansas team, where Texas recorded a season-high 13 blocks, Texas hit the road again to face another top-five opponent, the No. 4 Seminoles. It required 50 minutes of game time and a career-high 29 points from junior guard Brooke McCarty, but Texas escaped Florida State in a double-overtime thriller, 92-88.

With this recent run of victories, the 21–4 Longhorns emerge as a legitimate contender for a deep tournament run come March. The next two matchups — an appearance in Norman, Oklahoma, against the Sooners, followed by a rematch against Baylor — could provide further momentum as the regular season winds down.