Texas Men’s, Women’s Basketball and Volleyball Provide Weekend Silver Linings


It wasn’t all bad news for Texas sports this weekend. What you may have missed between too many leftover turkey-and-cranberry-sauce sandwiches and sighing in dejection at the 48-10 football loss is that Texas plays many other sports. And Texas is very good at many other sports.

After the loss to TCU on Thanksgiving—I swear this is the last time I’ll mention it—Longhorn fans had a lot to feel down about, B3u5oz1CYAELpcSbut the weekend brought some sunshine. The men’s basketball team, after receiving a rude and frankly NSFW “welcome” from UConn fans, won on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Jonathan Holmes, toppling the Huskies on the road, 55-54. Here’s that video. It’s awesome.

Not to be outdone by the men, the Texas women stomped perennial juggernaut Tennessee 72-59 to go 5-0 on the season. The women have beaten two top-10 teams already, the other being Stanford at their gym. The men and women are a combined 11-0 so far.

On Sunday night, the tower was lit burnt orange. Was that for either gender’s basketball team? Could have been, but it wasn’t. It was in honor of the volleyball team, which won its fourth-straight Big 12 championship on Sunday night. That kind of dominance didn’t go unnoticed. The Texas volleyball team received the No. 2 overall seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Here’s a photo gallery from last night.

Women’s basketball team image courtesy UT Athletics

Tower image by Jordan Hoang via Twitter (@TheRealJHOANG)