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Heres who Texas womens basketball lost and whos replacing them

Here’s who Texas women’s basketball lost and who’s replacing them

Taylor Hawthorne April 21, 2021

Head coach Vic Schaefer made it perfectly clear after the Longhorns’ Elite Eight loss to South Carolina on March 30 that his team will be back next season to compete for a national championship. “This...

Charli Collier goes No. 1 overall in 2021 WNBA draft

Charli Collier goes No. 1 overall in 2021 WNBA draft

Taylor Hawthorne April 15, 2021

In preparation for the 2021 WNBA Draft, Charli Collier’s mom, Ponda, posted a photo of a young Charli laying in the back seat of the car holding a basketball as she slept. Tonight she got to watch...

Texas’s tournament run comes to an end in 62-34 Elite Eight loss to South Carolina

Texas’s tournament run comes to an end in 62-34 Elite Eight loss to South Carolina

Taylor Hawthorne March 30, 2021

The impressive and unlikely tournament run by Texas came to an end Tuesday night against No.1 seed South Carolina.  Texas tried to fight back from a double-digit deficit for most of the game but fell...

Confidence, resilience push Texas further into NCAA tournament

Confidence, resilience push Texas further into NCAA tournament

Taylor Hawthorne March 30, 2021

Before the 2021 NCAA Tournament, rampant inconsistency and inexperience hindered head coach Vic Schaefer’s ability to establish his culture at Texas during a COVID-affected year. The Longhorns entered...

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Texas’ resilience secures big win over UCLA to move on to Sweet Sixteen

Taylor Hawthorne March 25, 2021

The No. 6-seed Texas women’s basketball team came into Wednesday night’s contest against No. 3-seed UCLA with a disappointing 1–5 record against AP Top 25 opponents.  The Longhorns...

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Texas women’s basketball team shows growth against Baylor despite failed fourth-quarter rally

Taylor Hawthorne March 13, 2021

The Texas women’s basketball team once again found itself in foul trouble Saturday afternoon, but unlike Friday, they couldn’t summon an answer in a 66-55 loss to Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament...

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Texas moves on to Semifinals in Big 12 Tournament with sweep over Iowa State in OT thriller

Taylor Hawthorne March 12, 2021

Despite the 10:30 a.m. start time, both Texas and Iowa State came out energized in Kansas City in the Quarterfinal of the Big 12 Tournament.  Competitiveness is something head coach Vic Schaefer...


Texas freshmen Gaston, Holle, Chevalier embrace key bench roles

Taylor Hawthorne March 4, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 26 print edition. Coming into the 2020-21 season, Vic Schaefer knew the lack of depth in the Texas women’s basketball...

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Third quarter mishaps make last quarter rally difficult as Texas loses 64-57 against Baylor

Taylor Hawthorne March 2, 2021

Texas had hope in the first half of play against No. 6 Baylor on Monday night. With a two-point deficit going into halftime, the defense gave the Longhorns a fighting chance to take control of the game.  Then,...


Focus, execution key in Texas women’s basketball matchup against Baylor

Taylor Hawthorne March 1, 2021

Editor's Note: This story has been reflected to show that Texas will play No. 7 Baylor in Austin, not in Waco. The Texan regrets this error. The Texas women’s basketball team doesn’t...

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Defense propels Texas over Kansas 61-52

Taylor Hawthorne February 25, 2021

The defensive identity for the Texas women’s basketball team has been a work in progress this season, but the light turned on in its 61-52 victory against Kansas on Wednesday.   Despite shooting...

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Baylor offense overwhelms Texas in 60-35 loss

Taylor Hawthorne February 15, 2021

The Texas women’s basketball team headed north on I-35 Sunday afternoon to face its biggest competition of the season against No. 7 Baylor. The Longhorns fell flat on offense en route to a 60-35...

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Texas defense looks to turn play around against Oklahoma State

Taylor Hawthorne February 10, 2021

After a down-to-the-wire loss against West Virginia Saturday, Texas needs to make a change defensively if it wants to return to its winning ways against a hot Oklahoma State team Wednesday at the Frank...

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Texas defeats Oklahoma 69-58 in a showdown in Norman

Taylor Hawthorne February 4, 2021

The relentless Texas women’s basketball defense propelled the Longhorns to a 69-58 victory over rival Oklahoma Wednesday night, a much-needed road victory. The Longhorns’ previous road trouble...


How UT Women’s Basketball is handling lost players due to COVID-19, injuries

Taylor Hawthorne February 3, 2021

Vic Schaefer took over the Texas women’s basketball program on April 5 in the midst of a global pandemic. At the halfway point of his inaugural season, the combination of an entirely new coaching...

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Runaway second quarter propels Texas over Texas Tech 72-53

Taylor Hawthorne January 31, 2021

Despite an empty Frank Erwin Center, Texas women’s basketball still makes it hard for opponents to win at home — the Longhorns are now 10-1 in Austin with Saturday’s 72-53 victory over...


From court to camera, Collier shares passion for basketball through new lens

Taylor Hawthorne January 29, 2021

Junior center Charli Collier’s love for basketball is evident as she rips down rebounds and soars over multiple defenders for a layup, but it has also driven her to start a new series on Instagram’s...


Texas suffers gut-check loss at the hands of Oklahoma State

Taylor Hawthorne January 28, 2021

In a 25% capacity Gallagher-Iba Arena, head coach Vic Schaefer was heard loud and clear from the bench, the messages indicative of how Texas was performing against Oklahoma State. Consistency is something...


Texas women’s basketball handles No. 24 Iowa State 70-59 in road victory

Taylor Hawthorne January 24, 2021

The Texas women’s basketball team went into Saturday night’s road contest desperately needing a win over No. 24 Iowa State after losing its last two road games.  The Longhorns’...

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Missed shots, foul trouble hurt the fourth quarter Texas rally in loss to Texas Tech

Taylor Hawthorne January 18, 2021

The  No. 21 Texas women’s basketball team suffered an in-conference upset loss in a tightly contested game against Texas Tech on Sunday afternoon at the United Supermarkets Arena. Texas fell...


Dynamic duo of Collier and Taylor lifts Texas to victory over Kansas

Taylor Hawthorne January 15, 2021

Head coach Vic Schaefer left last Saturday’s loss against West Virginia wondering how his team would rebound. Schaefer got his answer in a 79-72 win against Kansas Thursday night at the Frank Erwin...


Texas suffers first Big 12 loss in one-sided affair

Taylor Hawthorne January 10, 2021

The Texas women’s basketball team found itself in a case of déjà vu against West Virginia in Morgantown on Saturday. The Longhorns went into halftime trailing, much like their previous...


Williams twins are inseparable on cross country course, in life

Taylor Hawthorne November 24, 2020

At first glance, you wouldn’t be able to tell Trevor and Evan Williams apart, but thanks to Trevor’s new haircut, it’s a bit easier. The identical twins’ sibling rivalry has...


Cross country ends season with top-3 finishes at Big 12 Championships

Taylor Hawthorne October 31, 2020

The Texas cross country program wrapped up its season with top-three finishes from both the men’s and women’s teams at the Big 12 Championships in Lawrence, Kansas.  Coming off first-place...


Texas track and field athletes discuss value of having Black head coach

Taylor Hawthorne October 23, 2020

The Texas Athletics program has 16 head coaches, but only two of them are Black.    Edrick Floréal, one of the two Black coaches at Texas, took over the track and field program in 2018....


Texas cross country to open shortened season at Arturo Barrios Invitational

Taylor Hawthorne October 20, 2020

Editor's note: This story was originally published in the Oct. 16 issue of The Daily Texan flipbook. The last time the Texas cross country team saw a long stretch of grass and dirt was Nov. 23,...


Confidence soars after Texas cross country sweeps competition at Arturo Barrios Invitational

Taylor Hawthorne October 17, 2020

The Texas cross country team opened the season Saturday in sweep style, as both the men’s and women’s teams took first place in team titles in the 8k and 6k at the Arturo Barrios Invitational.  The...

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