On Star Wars night, light sabers illuminated the crowd and the audience of 12,504 reached incredible volume levels. But the force was not present in the Longhorns, who fell to Michigan 59-52 in a low-scoring slugfest.
A layup from senior guard Ariel Atkins with 2:07 remaining in the fourth quarter left Texas down 73-69. After a free throw from Tennessee freshman guard Anastasia Hayes, Atkins hit a jumper to cut the lead to three with 1:41 on the clock.
During the halftime of Texas’ game against Louisiana Tech on Thursday night, former Longhorns Jody Conradt and Nell Fortner sat at midcourt reminiscing about their first game at the Frank Erwin Center.