A 437-acre campus, dorm living, time management and other factors make it challenging for students to develop a routine and get comfortable. For the freshmen of the Texas basketball team, that challenge isn’t any different.
Senior forward Joyner Holmes embodies the comeback story. Since the conclusion of her freshman season in 2017, Holmes’ tenure at Texas has been characterized by a constant battle to get back on the court.
Celeste Taylor had opportunities to continue her basketball career at some of the best Division I programs in the country. Stanford, Ohio State and Notre Dame were just a few of the big names that put offers on the table. But when it came time to make a decision about her future, Taylor chose to play ball at Texas.
While the Washington Mystics and Ariel Atkins lie just a half-game behind the first-place Las Vegas Aces, Imani McGee-Stafford and Brooke McCarty-Williams have struggled on a Dallas team with the second-worst record in the league.
The marquee nonconference matchup on the Longhorns schedule is a meeting with Texas A&M at Dickies Arena in Ft. Worth on Dec. 8. No matter how both teams are playing, rivalries with this much bad-blood always seem to be competitive.