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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas women’s basketball expands their win streak to five

Plus Texas softball opens as preseason No. 6 in two polls

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 08 Women’s Texas at Tennessee Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The ladies are doing it right.

Last night, Texas women’s basketball increased their win streak to five as they bested the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman, 70-53. Lashann Higgs was the leading lady of the evening, as she put up 19 points. But she wasn’t alone – Joyner Holmes put up 14 points, Celeste Taylor put up 13 and Charli Collie put up 10, making for four players in double figures.

Texas is now 14-6 overall and 6-2 in the Big 12.

It goes without saying that they’re leading by a winning example.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

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Sports Illustrated: Texas Longhorns Mailbag: 2020 backup quarterback derby, potential transfers?

Sports Illustrated: Texas Basketball: Notes ahead of road date with TCU

247Sports: Thoughts on Texas signees and targets in final Top247

Longhorns Wire: Five key players returning for the Longhorns in 2020

Longhorns Wire: Is it time fr former Longhorn Roger Clemens to get HOF nod?

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • As the Texas men’s basketball team continue their slump, most recently dropping a game to the LSU Tigers, they’ll also take on the TCU Horned Frogs in Forth Worth later tonight. For those tuning in, you’ll have to download and subscribe to ESPN+. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. Central.
  • Texas softball will open their 2020 season as the No. 6 team in the country, according to the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association and ESPN/USA Softball preseason polls. It’s the highest ranking the softball team has opened with since 2006, when they were No. 4 in both major top-25 polls. Also worth noting is the fact that Texas has been tabbed at No. 6 by D1Softball, No, 7 by FloSoftball and No. 10 by Softball America in 2020 preseason rankings.
  • Two Texas baseball players have been named to the 2020 preseason All-Big 12 team: junior right-handed pitcher Bryce Elder and sophomore outfielder Eric Kennedy. As noted in Texas Sports, Elder is one of three unanimous selections to the team and Kennedy is one of just three sophomores to be included. Last year, Elder led Texas with 86 strikeouts and nine quality hits. He also pitched at least six innings in 11-of-13 starts and tossed a season-high eight innings against the Louisiana Warhawks and the TCU. On two separate occasions, Elder struck out 10-plus batters, including a career-high 13 against the West Virginia Mountaineers. As for Kennedy, he was the Longhorns’ leading hitter as a freshman last season, in which he batted .310 with eight doubles, three triples and two home runs. He also scored 41 funs and had 28 RBIs, as well as nine stolen bases.
  • Oklahoma’s 2020 recruiting class is now ahead of Texas’, according to the 247Sports team composite rankings. Notably, though, Texas has more five-star signees (1) than Oklahoma. However, Oklahoma has managed to sign 15 four-star prospects, compared to Texas’ 11. Prior to the release of the latest rankings, Texas sat atop the Big 12 in 2020 recruiting.
  • Baylor Bears men’s basketball held onto the AP’s top spot for a second consecutive week. From our SBNation neighbors Our Daily Bears: “After several weeks of topsy-turvy action in the AP poll, Week 13 was relatively calm as the Baylor Bears held on to the top spot for the second straight week. Only two teams within the top 10 moved as now-No. 8 Villanova swapped places with now-No. 9 Duke. Gonzaga stayed at No. 2, followed by Kansas, San Diego State, and Florida State to round out the top five. San Diego State is the lone undefeated team in the country, and both Baylor and Gonzaga have one loss each. The Big Ten increased its stranglehold on the top 25 with six ranked teams, but Michigan State is the highest in the poll at No. 14. The Big 12 and ACC each have three teams ranked, all within the top 12. Texas Tech, Memphis, and Arizona fell out of the rankings this week, making room for LSU, Wichita State, and Penn State to join the party in Nos. 22-24, respectively.”