COLLEGE STATION — As the few Longhorn fans at Reed Arena snuck down to seats directly behind the Texas bench, senior Gary Johnson turned around with a huge smile and responded to the “Texas Fight” cheers that echoed throughout the arena.
After splitting their team to take part in two different meets in different states, the Longhorns posted a combined 10 personal bests at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., and the Houston Invitational & Multi’s this weekend.
The Longhorns ended their two-game losing streak with a win over No. 7 Arizona this weekend. Texas held a commanding lead over the Wildcats after the first day of competition with a score of 119-67, having claimed seven victories. Texas easily put away the ‘Cats, 189-156.
At halftime, Texas women’s basketball coach Gail Goestenkors was not pleased with her team, clinging to a one-point lead in a dog fight of a first half. Her squad was being out-rebounded, outshot and out-worked.
Texas had a busy yet successful couple of days at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend in Austin. The Longhorns swept Hawaii 4-0 on Saturday and blanked Rice by the same score on Sunday.
Texas had a complete team effort over the weekend in its double-dual meet against No. 6 Arizona and Southern Methodist University. The freshmen stood out in Texas’ 186.5-155.5 victory against Arizona and 223-117 win over SMU.