23 Jan

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Horns Illustrated Week in Review

Football

Four Lifetime Longhorns will be competing in this year's Super Bowl, with kicker Justin Tucker and cornerback Chykie Brown playing for the Baltimore Ravens, while cornerback Tarell Brown and offensive lineman Leonard Davis represent the San Francisco 49ers.

Men's Basketball

Texas fell to Kansas, 64-59, and Oklahoma, 73-67, this past week.

Texas had a double-digit lead against Kansas but were unable to hold off Ben McLemore and the Jayhawks. Sheldon McLellan led the Longhorns with 18 points.

McLellan then scored a career-high 25 points against Oklahoma, while the Sooner's Romero Osby set a career-high of his own with 29 points in their win.

The losses extend Texas' losing streak to five games, the longest streak since head coach Rick Barnes joined the team in 1998-1999.

Women's Basketball

Texas Women's Basketball (7-10, 0-6 in Big 12 Conference play) finds itself in the midst of an eight-game losing streak after falling to Texas Tech on Jan. 16, 66-59, and Oklahoma on Jan. 19, 69-56.

Freshman center Imani Mcgee-Stafford scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds on way to her sixth double-double of the season, but Texas as a team wasn't able to overcome their 14 turnovers and a torrid start by Texas Tech, who made 11 of their first 17 shots from the field.

For Texas, the story remained the same against the Sooners as Aaryn Ellenberg scored 22 points on Saturday.

Joanna McFarland scored 15 points and Nicole Griffin scored 10 for the Sooners (15-3, 5-1 Big 12), who never trailed in bouncing back from an 82-61 loss to No. 24 Iowa State on Tuesday.

Chassidy Fussell led Texas with 21 points and nine rebounds.

Softball

The University of Texas softball program was chosen to finish second in the Big 12 Conference Preseason Poll, behind Oklahoma. The poll was voted on by the league's head coaches, with Oklahoma receiving 36 overall points and Texas finishing with 29.

UT has been picked to finish in the league's top three for three-straight years and the 2013 poll is the highest Big 12 presason ranking for the team since 2006, according to Texassports.com, when they placed second.

The Longhorns get the season started by hosting the Texas Classic Feb. 7-10, with the season opener at 7 p.m. versus Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Feb. 7. All five of the team's game can be seen live on Longhorn Network.

Men's Tennis

The No. 23 Texas Men's Tennis team pushed their 2013 record to 3-0 by beating No. 17 Tulsa, 4-3, at Case Tennis Center this past Sunday. The Longhorns beat No. 25 Washington the day before.

No. 43 Daniel Whitehead rallied with back-to-back set wins over No. 69 Alejandro Espejo to win the deciding singles match. The win broke the overall 3-3 tie between the two schools.

Lloyd Glasspool, Nick Naumann and Whitehead are all now 3-0 in singles play this year.

Women's Tennis

Texas Women's Tennis had a big opening weekend in 2013 as senior Aeriel Ellis and freshman Breaunna Addison each capped off perfect weekends of singles play at the Miami Spring Invite.

Ellis defeated 51st ranked Kelsey Laurente, 6-3, 6-1, and defeated two opponents ranked in the ITA top-60.

Addison, a Florida local, looked at home and won all three singles play matches.

Sophomore Noel Scott also picked up her second singles win of the season and Annat Rabinovich took down Vanderbilt's Megan Gomet.

Texas split its four doubles matches against Vanderbilt, as Rabinovich and sophomore Lina Padegimaite beat Georgina Sellyn and Frances Altick. Junior Juliana Gajic and freshman Lana Groenvynck edged Vanderbilt’s Maggie Leavell and Gomet in an 8-7 win.

Men's Swimming & Diving

Texas senior All-American Michael McBroom had no problem winning the 1500m freestyle last Sunday at the USA Swimming Austin Grand Prix. He won in 15 minutes, 16.41 seconds after also finishing second on Friday in the 400m freestyle.