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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Amsal Madhani, Senior Sports Reporter

Amsal is a sophomore journalism major covering women’s basketball for The Daily Texan. He previously covered baseball during the Longhorns’ deep run in the playoffs in the 2021 season. In his free time, you can catch him crying during a Rockets or Texans game, and hooping at Gregory Gym.

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Despite loss in Elite Eight, Texas’ future is bright

Despite loss in Elite Eight, Texas’ future is bright

March 31, 2022

Although the Longhorns will not go home with an NCAA title this season, the team made many strides this year. With one of the younger teams in the nation, 10 out of 13 players being freshmen or sophomores,...

Texas’ young squad is making noise in the NCAA Tournament

Texas’ young squad is making noise in the NCAA Tournament

March 29, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 25, 2022 flipbook. Following an impressive 28-6 season capped off with a Big 12 championship, the Longhorns turned their focus to the NCAA Tournament...

Back to the Elite Eight: Texas takes down Ohio State 66-63 despite Harmon’s foul trouble to return to quarterfinals

Back to the Elite Eight: Texas takes down Ohio State 66-63 despite Harmon’s foul trouble to return to quarterfinals

March 25, 2022
Despite Texas’ star player, freshman guard Rori Harmon, sitting on the bench for most of the game due to foul trouble, a group of Longhorn players stepped up to secure the win. 
Texas women’s basketball blows past Fairfield 70-52, advances to second round of March Madness

Texas women’s basketball blows past Fairfield 70-52, advances to second round of March Madness

March 19, 2022
Freshman guard Rori Harmon came into the game playing some of her best basketball this year, and she wasn’t planning to stop.
Rori Harmon goes up for a shot on March 5, 2022. Playing their final game at the Frank Erwin Center, Texas beat OSU 50-65.

No. 7 Texas defeats No. 4 Baylor 67-58, takes home Big 12 Championship

March 13, 2022
Following a hard-fought overtime victory in the semifinals over Iowa State on Saturday, Texas had its eyes set on the Big 12 championship game against one of its biggest rivals, Baylor.
Guard Joanne Allen-Taylor looks for a teammate to pass the ball to. Texas beat TCU at the Frank Erwin Center on February 26, 2022.

As Texas women’s basketball heads into final home game, here’s a look back on the Longhorn seniors

March 12, 2022
The Longhorns bid farewell to seniors Audrey Warren, Lauren Ebo and Joanne Allen-Taylor at Frank Erwin Center on Saturday.
Women’s basketball’s strong second half leads to double-digit win over Kansas

Women’s basketball’s strong second half leads to double-digit win over Kansas

March 3, 2022

Following a blowout 68-47 win against TCU on Feb. 26, Texas faced off against Kansas in a pivotal game that would determine both teams’ standing in the Big 12. A win for Texas would lock up a top-four...

A dominant defense and a deep bench: Takeaways from women’s basketball’s victory over Kansas State

A dominant defense and a deep bench: Takeaways from women’s basketball’s victory over Kansas State

February 24, 2022

Following a victory at the WVU Coliseum against West Virginia on Sunday, Texas hit the road once again to face another conference rival at Kansas State. Tied for fourth in the Big 12 conference with...

Audrey Warren’s senior leadership lifts youthful women’s basketball squad

February 22, 2022

This article first appeared in the Feb. 18, 2022 flipbook. Following the 2020-21 season, Texas women’s basketball lost three of its players, including the top pick in the 2021 WNBA draft, Charli Collier....

Freshman Rori Harmon rakes in 20 points in a match against Iowa State on Wednesday night.

Longhorns continue hot streak, roll past Mountaineers 67-58

February 21, 2022

Trailing 28-26 with 2:46 left in the first half, Texas was looking for a spark to gain momentum heading into the second. With Rori Harmon having the hot hand throughout the first two quarters of the game,...

Freshman Guard, Rori Harmon, defends the ball from an Iowa State basketball player. Texas outperformed Iowa State 73-48 at the Frank Erwin Center on February 16th, 2022.

Freshman Rori Harmon shines as Texas takes down No. 6 Iowa State, 73-48

February 17, 2022
Harmon joined elite company as she became just the seventh freshman player in program history to record 100 assists in a season. 
No. 13 Texas falls to No. 9 Baylor, 63-55 in third straight loss

No. 13 Texas falls to No. 9 Baylor, 63-55 in third straight loss

February 7, 2022
With back-to-back losses to Baylor this past weekend and its loss to Oklahoma on Jan. 29, Texas now falls to 15–6.
Going to be special: Texas freshman Latasha Lattimore is flashing star potential after injuries, slow start

‘Going to be special’: Texas freshman Latasha Lattimore is flashing star potential after injuries, slow start

January 31, 2022
Lattimore serves as an anchor in the paint with her shot-blocking ability on the defensive end and her finishing skills around the rim on offense.
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No. 9 Texas blows out No. 25 Kansas State behind Warren’s big night scoring

January 27, 2022

Midway through the third quarter, senior forward Audrey Warren moved around the floor trying to find the best positioning to pull up for a jump shot. With the shot clock running down, she had to make a...

Texan Overtime: Not Time to Panic Yet

Texan Overtime: Not Time to Panic Yet

January 22, 2022

After the Texas' first home loss, The Daily Texan's audio and sports reporters sit down to talk all things men's basketball.  The Daily Texan Audio · Texan Overtime: Not Time...

Texas women’s basketball mid-season review: the ups and downs of a young team

Texas women’s basketball mid-season review: the ups and downs of a young team

January 20, 2022
Now comfortably into the season, Texas’ hopes for a tournament run stay alive as the Longhorns sit at No. 15 in the nation and No. 4 in the Big 12 conference with a 13-3 record.
Texas’ lockdown defense leads to blowout win over No. 7 Iowa State

Texas’ lockdown defense leads to blowout win over No. 7 Iowa State

January 20, 2022

Following a blowout win against West Virginia on Jan. 15, No. 15 Texas kept it rolling with an emphatic 66-48 victory over No. 7 Iowa State on Wednesday night.  The Longhorns’ defense was on display...

In OT battle, Texas falls 70-66 to Kansas

In OT battle, Texas falls 70-66 to Kansas

January 13, 2022
While the Longhorns often win games inside the paint, in Wednesday night’s contest, it was the Jayhawks who dominated 36-14 in the painted area.
Texas blows past Princeton 70-53 behind Rori Harmon’s 15 points

Texas blows past Princeton 70-53 behind Rori Harmon’s 15 points

December 22, 2021
Texas extends its winning streak to six games with a 70-53 victory over Princeton.
Previewing No. 11 Texas vs. No. 4 Arizona: Mirror matchup means opportunities for freshmen Hunter, Lattimore

Previewing No. 11 Texas vs. No. 4 Arizona: Mirror matchup means opportunities for freshmen Hunter, Lattimore

December 18, 2021

Texas will face yet another top team in the nation in a marquee matchup against one of the few undefeated teams remaining: the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats. Despite being one of the youngest teams in the...

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Vic Schaefer enters year two with fresh faces: Three women’s basketball storylines to watch

December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 9 flipbook.  Following the 2020-2021 season, during which the Texas women’s basketball team reached the Elite Eight in head coach...

3 takeaways from No. 11 Texas’ 83-43 blowout win over Idaho

3 takeaways from No. 11 Texas’ 83-43 blowout win over Idaho

December 11, 2021
Texas' gritty defense was just too much to overcome for its opponent, forcing 32 turnovers that led to an 83-43 blowout victory. 
No. 15 Texas vs. No. 17 Texas A&M Preview

No. 15 Texas vs. No. 17 Texas A&M Preview

December 4, 2021
The Longhorns come into this marquee matchup with a 5–1 record, including a 1–1 record against ranked teams and the sixth seed in the Big 12 division.
No. 12 Texas faces another key matchup Sunday against No. 16 Tennessee

No. 12 Texas faces another key matchup Sunday against No. 16 Tennessee

November 19, 2021

Coming into the season as the No. 25 team in the nation, the Longhorns have exceeded expectations so far with a hot 3–0 start to the year.  The Texas defense has been on display throughout these...

No. 25 Texas takes down No. 3 Stanford in 61-56 upset behind late-game heroics of Aliyah Matharu

No. 25 Texas takes down No. 3 Stanford in 61-56 upset behind late-game heroics of Aliyah Matharu

November 14, 2021

Junior guard Aliyah Matharu had already hit three big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, so it was only right that the dagger play would go to her. With almost only two minutes remaining, No. 25 Texas was...

Kyndall Hunter lights it up in the first half, leading Texas past New Orleans 131-36

Kyndall Hunter lights it up in the first half, leading Texas past New Orleans 131-36

November 10, 2021
No. 25 Texas continued to pounce on New Orleans in the full court and controlled the pace throughout the game, leading to a 131-36 blowout win for the Longhorns. 
4 takeaways from Texas women’s basketball exhibition win: Freshmen Harmon, Lattimore show they can contribute immediately

4 takeaways from Texas women’s basketball exhibition win: Freshmen Harmon, Lattimore show they can contribute immediately

November 5, 2021
Although the win may not count toward the Longhorns’ record, head coach Vic Schaefer finally saw a glimpse into what his new squad can do in-game.
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Texas Women’s Basketball 2021-2022 Season Outlook

October 18, 2021

Coming off a season with a crushing loss to the Gamecocks, Texas women’s basketball returns this upcoming season with high hopes of returning back to the spotlight.  The team took a huge hit with...

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Saying goodbye to key Texas Baseball players

July 15, 2021

Texas baseball won 50 games for the first time since 2010, finishing one game shy of its first College World Series finals appearance since 2009.  Even after a tough elimination loss to the Mississippi...

Longhorns fall short of College World Series title, remain optimistic for future

Longhorns fall short of College World Series title, remain optimistic for future

July 5, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 28 flipbook. Texas’ season came to a painful end Saturday night with a ninth inning walk-off double from Mississippi State, but the loss...

Longhorn batters come up big late, defeat Virginia 6-2 to stay alive

Longhorn batters come up big late, defeat Virginia 6-2 to stay alive

June 25, 2021

Needing a win to stay alive in the College World Series, Texas staved off elimination with a 6-2 win over Virginia Thursday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. With the bases loaded and...

Longhorns struggle at plate, drop College World Series opener

Longhorns struggle at plate, drop College World Series opener

June 21, 2021

The Texas baseball team had scored double digit runs in four of their last five games heading into Omaha, Nebraska, but things took a sudden turn for the worse Sunday night when the Longhorns matched up...

No. 2 Texas defeats South Florida behind statement second inning, advances to 37th College World Series

No. 2 Texas defeats South Florida behind statement second inning, advances to 37th College World Series

June 14, 2021

In the top of the second inning, Texas trailed South Florida 2-0 early in game two of the Austin Super Regional Sunday night. With a College World Series berth on the line, the Longhorns needed to respond...

No. 2 Longhorns breeze through Austin Regional, advance to NCAA Super Regional

No. 2 Longhorns breeze through Austin Regional, advance to NCAA Super Regional

June 6, 2021

The Texas baseball team was awarded the No. 2 overall seed and regional host status after a dominant season where they won the Big 12 Championship, and they played up to their billing over the weekend. Hosting...

Longhorns take advantage of Sun Devils’ pitching errors, defeat Arizona State 10-3

Longhorns take advantage of Sun Devils’ pitching errors, defeat Arizona State 10-3

June 6, 2021

Cam Williams stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the third inning with the bases loaded and pressure falling on Arizona State pitcher Justin Fall to prevent Texas from getting on the scoreboard. Williams,...

Longhorns keep their tournament run alive, defeat Oklahoma 4-1

Longhorns keep their tournament run alive, defeat Oklahoma 4-1

May 27, 2021

Douglas Hodo III strutted to the plate in the bottom of the third inning with the score tied 1-1 between the No. 1-seed Texas Longhorns and No. 5-seed Oklahoma Sooners. The redshirt freshman outfielder...

Texas baseball prevents series sweep with dominant Sunday win against Texas Tech

Texas baseball prevents series sweep with dominant Sunday win against Texas Tech

May 2, 2021
The Texas baseball team may have lost the weekend series to Texas Tech, but they won Sunday's game 11-3, preventing a sweep by the Red Raiders.
Antico finds groove

Antico finds groove

April 29, 2021

Mike Antico is used to enduring ups and downs in a season as the most experienced player on the Texas baseball team, but this season’s turnaround felt a little more satisfying. “Baseball is a crazy...

Texas baseball pitchers struggle at the mound in first loss since March 30

Texas baseball pitchers struggle at the mound in first loss since March 30

April 25, 2021
Oklahoma State defeated the Texas baseball team 7-3 on Sunday, preventing the series sweep and ending the Longhorns’ 16-game win streak.
No. 3 Longhorns ride tremendous pitching to doubleheader victory

No. 3 Longhorns ride tremendous pitching to doubleheader victory

April 24, 2021

No. 3 Texas baseball didn’t expect to play a doubleheader Saturday after inclement weather Friday night postponed the first game of its series against Oklahoma State, but it didn’t stop the Longhorns...

Texas baseball continues hot batting streak, completes sweep of Abilene Christian

Texas baseball continues hot batting streak, completes sweep of Abilene Christian

April 18, 2021
The Texas baseball team scored a run in all but one inning to blow past the Abilene Christian Wildcats 11-1 and complete the series sweep on Sunday.
Longhorns blast past Wildcats 18-0 for biggest victory of season

Longhorns blast past Wildcats 18-0 for biggest victory of season

April 17, 2021

Abilene Christian starting freshman pitcher Tyler Morgan came into the game looking for his first win of the season, but the Longhorns had a different plan in mind in their 18-0 victory. Texas redshirt...

Longhorns beat Jayhawks in defensive battle, end two-game skid

Longhorns beat Jayhawks in defensive battle, end two-game skid

April 2, 2021

After dropping two straight games, Texas bounced back with a tremendous day fielding to end the skid and win 5-2 against Kansas Thursday night. It was a close game the entire way at Hoglund Ballpark...

Longhorns struggle at plate, get shut out by Texas A&M 2-0

Longhorns struggle at plate, get shut out by Texas A&M 2-0

March 31, 2021

After dropping the series finale against Oklahoma on Sunday, Texas couldn’t bounce back against Texas A&M’s stellar pitching in a 2-0 shutout Tuesday night. “(We) played defense, pitched well;...

Finding a groove: Longhorn baseball has won 15 of their last 18 games after 0–3 start

Finding a groove: Longhorn baseball has won 15 of their last 18 games after 0–3 start

March 26, 2021

After the team’s third consecutive loss to start the season against No. 6 Ole Miss, Texas baseball head coach David Pierce felt it was time to turn things around, one game at a time.  “Wednesday...

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Pete Hansen’s pitching dominance leads Texas to 10-1 win over Incarnate Word

March 24, 2021

Following a blowout loss to Baylor on Sunday, Texas was able to bounce back with a strong defensive showing against the University of the Incarnate Word on Tuesday night, thanks in no small part to redshirt...

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Poor defensive day leads to Longhorn’s sixth loss of season

March 22, 2021

After dominating the first two games of the series, the Texas baseball team had a tough time containing Baylor’s offense Sunday, falling 11-2 to the Bears. “(The Longhorns) had the right...

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Longhorns’ batting success leads to 15-2 mercy-rule win over UTRGV

March 17, 2021

After sweeping South Carolina in a three-game series over the weekend, the Texas baseball team didn’t skip a beat as it resumed its dominant offensive play Tuesday night against UT-Rio Grande Valley.  “Offensively,...

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Texas edges past South Carolina in defensive battle

March 13, 2021

Following a shootout in its last game against Sam Houston State, runs didn’t come easy for Texas in a defensive battle with No. 12 South Carolina on Friday night.  Both teams struggled offensively,...

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Texas baseball edges past Sam Houston State in shootout

March 10, 2021

Fresh off a series victory over Houston, Texas built on its momentum with another great day at the plate in a 15-9 win over Sam Houston State Tuesday night.   “I thought we hit the ball really...

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Longhorns capitalize on Cougars’ poor pitching, win baseball series against Houston

March 8, 2021

After two games of dueling it out defensively, Texas’ offense was able to wake up and make Houston pay for its poor pitching in the series finale Sunday afternoon.    “We didn’t...

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Ty Madden’s career night at the mound leads Texas to sixth win

March 6, 2021

After winning the last few games through their tremendous play at the plate, Texas used a different formula to secure the win against Houston on Friday night.  The Longhorns played one of their...

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Longhorns ride hot batting to 4th win of season

March 3, 2021

After losing the last game of the series against Brigham Young University, Texas was able to bounce back with an emphatic win against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday night.  “I really...

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Ty Madden sets new career-high in strikeouts, leads Texas to third straight win

February 27, 2021

Texas has flipped the switch lately, both at the plate and on the mound in its last three games against BYU. The Longhorns recorded their third straight victory against the Cougars and moved back to...

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Texas bats wake up for second win of season, score 12 runs against BYU

February 26, 2021

After losing three straight games during the State Farm Baseball Showdown, Texas came into the series against BYU firing on all cylinders. “We were embarrassed coming out of (the State Farm Baseball...

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Texas’ offensive struggles continue as Longhorns drop third straight in Arlington

February 23, 2021

The third and final day of the State Farm College Baseball Showdown brought more disappointment for No. 9 Texas. The Longhorns had no solution for their batting woes as they fell 8-1 to No. 6 Ole Miss,...

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