Horns Report: Texas women knocked out in Elite 8; have plenty of pieces returning to make another run


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The top-seeded Texas Longhorns exited the NCAA women’s basketball tournament earlier than they had hoped, falling Sunday to North Carolina State in the Elite Eight.

The Wolfpack, the No. 3 seed in the region, went on a 17-2 run in the second quarter and held off the Longhorns for a 76-66 win and a spot in the Final Four. It’s the third time in four seasons the Longhorns have been eliminated in the Elite Eight.

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While the dream of a national championship is over this season, expect the Longhorns to make more deep runs in the tournament for years to come. Even with the program’s shift to the Southeastern Conference where they’ll face top-flight programs South Carolina and Louisiana State regularly, they’ll have the firepower to produce nationally-relevant squads.

Noah Gross joins the program to talk about the game against Wolfpack, the Longhorns’ season as a whole and some top recruits playing in Tuesday’s McDonald’s All-American Game in Houston. You can watch the show live at 3:30 p.m. Monday, in the player above. A recording of the live stream will show in the player above and on KXAN’s YouTube page to watch later.