Friday, March 16, 2012
Texas women looking for redemption
By Michelle Smith
NORFOLK, VA. -- It's not easy showing up to the NCAA tournament looking for redemption. Momentum, yes. Validation, sure. Even sometimes a little revenge.
But redemption? That's a tougher nut in mid-March.
Texas traveled east looking to banish the disappointment of both the immediate past and some stuff that goes quite a bit farther back.
Nine days ago in the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, the Longhorns took a 23-point loss to Texas Tech, their worst loss of the year. And then they sweated out whether they'd even end up in the NCAA brackets.
But here they are, looking for a makeup opportunity as a No. 9 seed, facing No. 8 West Virginia Saturday morning (ESPN2, 11 a.m. ET) at the Ted Constant Center at Old Dominion.