The Texas womens' basketball team was undefeated going into today's matchup with perennial power (and annual litmus test) Tennessee, and ranked 6th and 9th in the two major polls. Although they have faced a couple of decent teams in their first eight games, none of them were of a caliber that would allow us to judge whether the Horns were really a top 10 team.
Well the Horns took the best the Vols had and prevailed. This team - without any real "stars" in the current sports sense of the word - is back where it belongs at the top of the rankings. And I think most fans of this program would agree that this kind of success is probably a year ahead of what we all expected.
Despite an abysmal day for the second-best athlete on the team (Erika finished 0 for 9 with only 2 points from the charity stripe) Texas secured a comfortable 73-59 win over the #10 Vols. Brittainey Raven picked up the slack, and continued her breakout junior season with 21 points. Three other Horns finished in double figures, while Texas's stifling defense shut down all but two of the star-studded Tennessee roster.
Great team effort by a group of girls that clearly have the team chemistry thing down already. Bodes well for conference play.
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