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Texas Teams Have A Shot At Both Men’s And Women’s College Basketball Titles

Texas Tech plays tonight for the men’s title, while Baylor won its third overall women’s title Sunday night.

Baylor Lady Bears - NCAA Championship Celebration
Members of the Baylor Lady Bears women’s basketball team celebrate the program’s third overall national championship in basketball.

Texas teams have a shot at winning both the men’s and women’s college basketball national championships. Texas Tech plays for the men’s title tonight and Baylor won the women’s title Sunday night.

The 82-81 win by the Lady Bears over defending champion Notre Dame gave the program its third overall title, having also won in 2005 and 2012. That puts them in elite company, joining Tennessee and UConn as the only Division I programs with three or more titles.

In the audio above, sports writer Jeff Balke discusses those and other Houston sports stories — including Kelvin Sampson’s contract extension at the University of Houston, the Astros sweeping the Athletics in their first home series of 2019, and the Rockets breaking their own NBA record for three-pointers.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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