The Longhorns became the fifth NCAA Division I women's basketball team to earn 1,000 all-time wins in program history on Wednesday with a 70-46 victory over Kansas.
Texas Men’s Athletics Director Mike Perrin on the Longhorns Women’s Basketball team posting its 1,000th win:
“I was thrilled to see Coach Aston and this great team help us become just the fifth women’s basketball program in NCAA Division I history to record 1,000 all-time wins. As a letterman, graduate, long-time supporter and now Men’s Athletics Director, I couldn’t be prouder. What a great tribute to Jody Conradt and all that she did in establishing the finest program in the country. Jody's 783 victories in her iconic hall of fame career set the standard, and what Karen’s accomplished in building a program that is currently 19-1 and ranked sixth nationally continues that great tradition. Congratulations to Chris Plonsky and all she’s doing in leading our Women’s Athletics Department, my good friend and a Longhorn legend himself, Travis Mays, and everyone in our women’s basketball program. Tonight is a very special night and one that deserves great celebration."
Team Records and Series Notes
Texas became just the fifth NCAA Division I women’s basketball team to earn 1,000 all-time wins in program history. The others are Tennessee (1,289), Louisiana Tech (1,068), James Madison (1,030) and Old Dominion (1,004).
Texas now leads the all-time series with Kansas 21-10 and has won seven consecutive meetings against the Jayhawks. The Longhorns have swept the season series with Kansas each of the last three seasons.
Up next, Texas travels to Manhattan, Kan., on Saturday to play Kansas State. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. CT and the game will be broadcast by ESPN3.
Team Game Notes
Texas used the starting lineup of Imani Boyette, Empress Davenport, Brooke McCarty, Celina Rodrigo and Brianna Taylor for the 14th time this season and improves to 14-0 with that current starting five.
All 13 available Texas players saw action in the game for the fifth time this season.
Texas out-rebounded Kansas 41-25 and has now out-rebounded its opponents in 18 of 20 games this season.
The Longhorns scored 70 points in the game, marking their 13th game this season with 70 or more points.
Texas won the game by 24 points, marking the 11th time in 20 games this season that the Longhorns have won by 20 or more points.
Individual Game Notes
Senior center Imani Boyette turned in her 12th double-double of the season and her eighth in nine Big 12 Conference games. She finished with a game-high 16 points and a game-high 10 rebounds to go along with four blocks.
Boyette moved up to 26th place on Texas’ all-time career scoring list and now has 1,230 points. She passes Amie Smith (1,228 points from 1993-97).
Boyette increased her career blocks total to 268. She needs 22 more blocks to surpass Ellen Bayer for second place on the school’s all-time career blocks list.
Boyette increased her career rebounds total to 916. She needs five more rebounds to surpass Kathleen Nash (920 rebounds from 2007-11) for eighth place on the school’s all-time career rebounding list.
[Sophomore guard Brooke McCarty finished with 13 points, marking the 12th time in 20 games that she has scored in double figures.
McCarty has had a three-pointer in 15 of 20 games this season.
Sophomore guard Ariel Atkins scored seven points and brought down a season-high five rebounds.