Horns Illustrated Week in Review (March 10th-17th)
The Horns Illustrated Week in Review covers all the University of Texas sporting events that took place this past week
Did you miss anything Texas Longhorns related from the past 7 days? Don't worry, we will bring you up to speed.
The University of Texas Men's Basketball team earned a No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament and will play No. 10 seed Arizona State on Thursday in Milwaukee, Wis. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. Central. and the game will be broadcast on CBS. The Longhorns earned the No.7 seed in the Midwest Region after falling to Baylor, 86-69, in the semifinal round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament March 14.
If the Longhorns get past Arizona State, Texas will play the winner of No. 2 seed Michigan versus No. 15 seed Watford.
The University of Texas Women's Basketball team earned a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Championship and will play No. 12 seed Penn on Sunday. This is the first time in program history that the Longhorns have played Penn. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. Central and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.
The Texas Longhorn Baseball team will play Dallas Baptist at 6 p.m. Central at Disch-Falk Field on March 18. The Longhorns are coming off a three-game series against Big 12 opponent Kansas. It was the Longhorns first conference games of the season. Texas dropped the series opener 3-2 on Friday, before coming back on Saturday to win 2-1 and tie up the series. Dillon Peters recorded the win for the Longhorns after allowing one run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings. On Sunday in the series finale, the Longhorns lost 6-1 to the Jayhawks. The Longhorns tied the game up 1-1 in the eighth inning, but Kansas scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning to seal the win and take the series.
The Texas Longhorn Softball team hosted Iowa in a three-game series over the weekend. The Longhorns opened the series with a 9-1 victory over the Hawkeyes, but Iowa came back on Sunday and tied the series after winning a close game 6-5. On Monday, Texas shut out the Hawkeyes 3-0 to take the series. Holly Kern's two RBI game helped the Longhorns take the victory and improve their overall record to 18-14 this season.
The No. 5 ranked University of Texas Women's Track and Field team finished second in the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships, which were held on Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The women came into the event with the top-ranked 4 x 400 Relay team in nation, but second-ranked Oregon set a NCAA record in that event with a time of 3 minutes and 27.40 seconds. Oregon's record setting time in the 4 x 400 Relay was enough to leap the Longhorns in the standings with a total of 44 points in the standings. Texas finished with 43.50 points and narrowly missed their seventh NCAA indoor title.