Underrated Texas Women’s Basketball make a statement


The Texas Women’s Basketball team have made some noise! No. 8 Texas Women’s basketball knocks off No. 4 Tennessee in front of 10,204 fans Sunday in Thompson-Boiling Arena. Texas ranks sixth all time in NCAA Division l women’s basketball history with 984 wins. The Longhorns are one of only 13 programs nationally to have eclipsed the 900-victory plateau. As a whole the Texas team is dominating, with a great work ethic and incredible team work.


During the Hampton game, Senior Imani Boyette had two steals, and three blocks alongside her 13 points which pushed her career total over the 1,000 mark. Boyette became the 38th player in Texas history to reach the 1,000-point milestone, giving her 1,009 for her career. Against Tennessee Boyette nearly reached a double-double with 11 points and a team-high of nine rebounds.


Sophomore guard Brooke McCarty is off to a strong start so far this season. She is averaging a squad-best 16.0 points per game, including a career-high 22 in the season opener against UTSA. She also has made a team-high eight three-pointers, averaging a team-high 29.7 minutes per game.


As Texas knocks off Tennessee Coach Aston has nothing but positive thoughts for the future of this women’s basketball team. “I am really proud of our team’s mentality,” Texas head coach Karen Aston said. “We’ve talked a lot about how we had to have a better road mentality. It was a bit of an ugly game, but it usually is an aggressive game when these two teams play. Our defense from a team perspective was extremely good and we stayed disciplined defensively. Our guards made good decisions, especially in the first half, and that gave us a lot of confidence. The exciting thing is, I think we can get a lot better, but I am very proud of how we came in and played with a great road mentality today.”

With a 5-0 run, will the winning streak continue? We’ll have to sit back and watch their incredible talent go to work.


Author: sportswille

Reformed ad agency guy. Sac Kings, PGA Tour, Pebble Beach, Aspen yielded fascination with sports business. Now teach at my alma mater, University of Texas Austin: Integrated Marketing, Social Media, Business and Law and Sports Audiences. 40 year streak of single digit handicap under severe pressure.

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