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Watch the Throne: King leaves to conquer the world

May 4, 2018

I hated my first semester here. I told Ezra Siegel that I wanted to try out for the Sports department and gave him my email address. My email ended in .net, he wrote down .com. I never heard...

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History repeats itself: Routt signs with Texas

May 3, 2018

Erica Routt has always looked up to her daughter, Shae. Shae never quits. The Austin native is a natural athlete and was drawn to sports at an early age. She had tried soccer, softball, gymnastics,...

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McGee-Stafford reflects on draft process

April 12, 2018

No one took a shot or made a pass, but the night was all about basketball. Former Longhorn Imani McGee-Stafford had spent the whole day talking. She had made appearances with the media, smiled her way...

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Column: Aston takes things one day at a time to another Sweet 16 exit

March 29, 2018

Nobody wanted to get ahead of themselves. Entering the season, the Longhorns could have been riding high. Junior center Jatarie White was finally available after sitting out all of the 2016-17 season...

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Even in Kansas City, Alecia ‘Sug’ Sutton has home-court advantage

March 23, 2018

Alecia “Sug” Sutton was all smiles. Texas had just been named as a No. 2 seed in the Kansas City Regional. Sutton grew up 250 miles east in St. Louis. To make the Sweet 16 would mean playing...

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Longhorns run past Arizona State, advance to Sweet Sixteen

March 20, 2018

Kianna Ibis could not be stopped. Pick-and-pop jumpers, streaks to the rim, spot-up threes — everything was falling in the Arizona State junior forward’s favor. Texas junior guard Lashann...

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Longhorns taking notes ahead of second-round matchup with Arizona State

March 19, 2018

The Longhorns filed into the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday dressed out in their warm-up gear. They didn’t take the floor, though. Instead, Texas’ players and coaches gathered behind the...

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Four takeaways from Texas’ first-round NCAA Tournament victory

March 18, 2018

No. 2-seeded Texas cruised to an 83-54 victory over No. 15-seeded Maine on Saturday evening in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. With the win, the Longhorns will take on No. 7-seeded Arizona State...

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Longhorns reflect on Augie Garrido’s life

March 15, 2018

Texas head coach David Pierce remembers the first time he crossed paths with former head coach Augie Garrido. Pierce was a restricted earnings coach for Rice. Garrido was the head coach for Cal State...

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Inside Texas’ selection show watch party

March 15, 2018

March 12, 2018 5:27 p.m. A security guard in a bright yellow jacket opens the double doors of the Lone Star Room of the Frank Erwin Center. He’s three minutes early. One hundred or so fans...

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Longhorns to host Maine in first round of March Madness

March 13, 2018

Texas had to wait 36 minutes to hear its name called, but for good reason. At 6:36 p.m. on Monday, the Longhorns were named the No. 2 seed in the Kansas City Regional of the NCAA tournament. The team...

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Baylor blasts Texas in Big 12 championship game

March 6, 2018

Lashann Higgs had one less thing to worry about. In No. 8 Texas’ past two games against No. 2 Baylor, Higgs was assigned to Baylor senior guard Kristy Wallace on defense. It didn’t go well...

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Jatarie White, Texas storm past Cyclones

March 4, 2018

It was a long plane ride home for Jatarie White. The Longhorns had just come off a 72-59 road win over Iowa State on Feb. 24. White’s performance wasn’t nearly as strong as her team’s. The...

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With Jordan Hosey, there’s always something to celebrate

March 1, 2018

It was a different kind of film session. During the 2015–16 season, Texas head coach Karen Aston called her team into the film room. The players expected to see clips from their most recent game....

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Texas seniors prepare for regular season finale

February 27, 2018

Sweat and tears rolled down Ariel Atkins’ and Brooke McCarty’s faces. The then-freshman guards had just barely made it through the team’s toughest practice of the 2014-15 season. Things...

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Higgs finds her range in 72-59 win over Iowa State

February 25, 2018

Lashann Higgs couldn’t quite perfect her form. Prior to No. 6 Texas’ 72-59 victory over Iowa State on Saturday, the junior guard had made just one 3-pointer in February. Her 14-point performance...

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Five takeaways from Texas’ 93-87 loss to Baylor

February 20, 2018

Rellah Boothe provides spark off the bench Freshman forward Rellah Boothe entered the game earlier than expected after junior center Jatarie White got into foul trouble. Boothe played the final three...

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Joyner Holmes searches for solid role as starter

February 16, 2018

Joyner Holmes’ name blasted through the Frank Erwin Center. She ran out of the tunnel onto the hardwood, horns raised and grinning ear-to-ear. She was finally a starter. The sophomore forward...

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Longhorns stay persistent, take down Texas Tech, 87-72

February 15, 2018

Jatarie White went exploring. The junior center typically roams the paint, scavenging inside for easy buckets no more than a step or two away from the rim. Texas Tech made them hard to come by early...

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Texas’ freshmen ‘Gunners’ remain holstered — for now

February 7, 2018

Chasity Patterson couldn’t catch a break. At a practice on Dec. 5, 2017, the Longhorns scrimmaged against an all-male scout team. Patterson held her own on offense. But on defense, Patterson...

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Longhorns repress Mountaineers in 73-55 road win

February 6, 2018

Even as No. 6 Texas began to pull away during a 73-55 victory at the WVU Coliseum on Monday night, the Mountaineers refused to slow down. After surrendering seven unanswered Texas points to start the...

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Texas gets revenge in 92-65 victory over TCU

February 3, 2018

No. 8 Texas has lost to four different teams this season, but TCU was different. When TCU sophomore guard Kianna Ray hit a pair of free throws to take a 79-77 lead over the Longhorns on Jan. 10 in Fort...

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Bench players look to make big impact against TCU

February 2, 2018

Everything was offbeat for the Longhorns. Late in the fourth quarter against the Horned Frogs on Jan. 10, TCU junior forward Amy Okonkwo set a screen on Texas senior guard Brooke McCarty’s right...

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Texas stifled inside and out in 81-56 road loss to Baylor

January 26, 2018

WACO, Texas — Three looks inside and zero points to show for it. Late in the second quarter of No. 6 Texas’ 81-56 loss to No. 3 Baylor on Thursday night, sophomore guard Alecia Sutton received...

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Baylor’s Kalani Brown poses big threat to Texas on Thursday

January 24, 2018

Early in the third quarter of Saturday’s 75-50 win over Kansas State, Baylor senior forward Dekeiya Cohen lobbed a high-arching post feed to Kalani Brown. The ball would have soared out of bounds...

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Longhorns look to rebound against Texas Tech

January 19, 2018

Head coach Karen Aston kept her head held high. No. 9 Texas had just battled with the top-ranked team in the country — and lost.  No. 1 UConn rolled past the Longhorns on Monday night just...

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No. 1 UConn staves off No. 9 Texas, 75-71

January 16, 2018

In front of a crowd of over 11,000, the Huskies got hit in the mouth. Early in the first quarter of No. 9 Texas’ 75-71 loss to No. 1 UConn on Monday night, junior wing Katie Lou Samuelson got...

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Holmes and Atkins power No. 7 Texas past Kansas, 79-62

January 14, 2018

Joyner Holmes was frustrated. The sophomore forward spent nearly half the season serving a semester-long suspension in the fall. When she returned, she was relegated to the bench despite starting in...

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Column: Brooke McCarty is officially in a shooting slump

January 13, 2018

On Wednesday against TCU, with 1:48 left to play and Texas ahead by two points, senior guard Brooke McCarty zig-zagged her way into the paint and raced toward the rim for a layup. She’s performed...

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Higgs powers Longhorns through slow start in 75-64 win over Kansas State

January 8, 2018

When junior guard Lashann Higgs went to the bench with 3:41 left in the first quarter, she took all of Texas’ offense with her. Early in their 75-64 win over Kansas State at the Bramlage...

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Higgs, Longhorns outgun Cowgirls 84-79

January 4, 2018

The Longhorns just couldn’t dial in the distance. No. 20 Oklahoma State stifled their way to a seven-point lead with 5:58 left in the fourth quarter. No. 8 Texas entered the game shooting 33.6...

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Longhorns cast out Demons, overcome injuries in 68-44 win

December 14, 2017

Texas started its home game against Northwestern State on Wednesday night in a familiar position. No junior forward Khaleann Caron-Goudreau. No junior forward Jordan Hosey. No senior guard Brooke McCarty....

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Texas falters against Tennessee, suffers first loss of season

December 11, 2017

A layup from senior guard Ariel Atkins with 2:07 remaining in the fourth quarter left Texas down 73-69. After a free throw from Tennessee freshman guard Anastasia Hayes, Atkins hit a jumper to cut the...

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Jatarie White is moving past more than just defenders

December 8, 2017

It took Jatarie White two dribbles to get where she needed. During the third quarter in a game against Georgia on Dec. 3, the junior forward squared up with the rim, bounced the ball once to move to...

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Longhorns silence Lady Bulldogs, stay perfect

December 4, 2017

No. 2 Texas has already established itself among the national elite this season, going 7–0 and winning by an average margin of 36.5 points to start the season. The Longhorns punctuated the hot streak...

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Texas cruises to another victory at the Drum

December 1, 2017

During the halftime of Texas’ game against Louisiana Tech on Thursday night, former Longhorns Jody Conradt and Nell Fortner sat at midcourt reminiscing about their first game at the Frank Erwin Center. Forty...

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Longhorns outpace Roadrunners, improve to 3-0

November 20, 2017

Freshman forward Rellah Boothe missed her first free throw, high fived a few teammates, then lined back up to take her second. The streak was close to ending. The Longhorns were up 29-12 over the University...

Scenarios: vs. Texas Tech

November 20, 2017

Texas wins if Nic Shimonek hadn’t had a bad game.  The Texas Tech senior quarterback had never completed less than 60 percent of his passes, never thrown for less than 200 yards and never...

Scenarios: vs. No. 24 West Virginia

November 17, 2017

Texas wins if It’s become impossible to win in the Big 12 without a good quarterback. Oklahoma State senior Mason Rudolph leads the nation in passing yards, followed by Oklahoma redshirt senior...

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Texas crushes Stetson on the boards in season opener

November 13, 2017

At a Longhorns’ practice two weeks ago, head coach Karen Aston was irked. The Longhorns were running a free throw drill in which the players needed to get an offensive rebound against the scout...

Scenarios: vs. Kansas

November 10, 2017

Texas wins if Nearly a year has passed and not much has changed for Texas and Kansas.  The Longhorns finished fifth in total offense and seventh in total defense in the Big 12 at the end of...

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In more ways than one, Brooke McCarty is engaged

November 9, 2017

When senior guard Brooke McCarty rises up for a hesitation dribble, she always makes the same face. She raises her eyebrows to her forehead. Her eyes grow big. She stares like a deer in the headlights...

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Longhorns lock down against Oklahoma City

November 6, 2017

On Saturday, head coach Karen Aston was looking for a defensive stopper — someone who had the confidence to take on a talented offensive player from the opposing team and make her life miserable....

Scenarios: vs. No. 10 TCU

November 3, 2017

Texas wins if Before its game against Baylor, Texas had gone five straight games without a single running back gaining 50 yards rushing.  On Saturday, however, two backs were able to do...

Scenarios: vs. Baylor

October 27, 2017

Texas wins if Though the show ended before he was born, Sam Ehlinger is still showing “Growing Pains” every week. The freshman quarterback has shown some promise. He’s completed...

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Newcomers stand out at Orange-White scrimmage

October 26, 2017

Last Saturday, head coach Karen Aston asked her players to give themselves a grade based on the team’s performance — the Longhorns had just finished a closed-door scrimmage against a scout...

Scenarios: vs. Oklahoma State

October 20, 2017

The Longhorns were unable to slow down redshirt senior quarterback Baker Mayfield and the potent Sooner offense in a 29-24 loss to then-No. 12 Oklahoma last week.  Mayfield completed 17 of 27 passes...

Scenarios: vs. Oklahoma

October 13, 2017

Texas wins if Last week, Iowa State handed then-No. 3 Oklahoma its first loss of the season, which dropped the Sooners nine spots in the AP Poll to No. 12. The Cyclones didn’t do anything too...

Scenarios: vs. Kansas State

October 6, 2017

Texas wins if It’s been nearly a month since the Longhorns last played at home, but they’ll need to recapture the offensive firepower they found in a 56-0 win against San Jose State...

Ashley Shook claims Big 12 Freshman of the Week

October 4, 2017

On Monday, Big 12 officials named freshman setter Ashley Shook the Big 12 Freshman of the Week, the first award of her career. In a pair of wins over Baylor and Kansas State last week, Shook led No....