Third Quarter Charge Pushes Birmingham past Austin
11 Feb 2023
A fast start to the second half gave the Birmingham Squadron (5-16) a 16-point cushion that carried them past the Austin Spurs (6-13), 120-to-113.
Birmingham took control of the boards, out-rebounding Austin 40-to-30. The Squadron also bettered the Spurs in points from the paint, 64-to-50. Austin was without their “bigs”,…
Texas Tops TCU in Unbecoming Win
11 Feb 2023
The University of Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team (20-6, 11-2 Big 12) defeated the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (6-18, 0-13 Big 12), 70-to-50, in a game that wasn’t as good as it’s score.
“I’m not gonna sugar-coat it. I don’t think we played very well. I don’t think my…
Spurs Extinguish Ignite
10 Feb 2023
The G League Ignite, the hottest of the upcoming NBA Stars, proved it’s more important to play like a team than play like a rising star. The Spurs (6-12) decisively defeated the Ignite (7-10), 116-to-83.
The Spurs did this without some of their top talent. San Antonio assignee Blake Wesley,…
Texas Outlasts Texas Tech Late Surge
08 Feb 2023
The University of Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team (19-6, 10-2 Big 12) survived a 32-point fourth quarter effort by the Texas Tech University Lady Raiders (16-8, 4-7 Big 12) to win 80-to-71. Tech controlled the middle of the final frame, out-scoring Texas 17-to-6.
“We’ll take it and go on to…
Special Teams Fail Stars
03 Feb 2023
The Texas Stars (24-11-6-2) failed to score in five power play opportunities, allowed two goals on penalty kills, and gave-up a short-handed goal in a frustrating 6-to-2 loss to the Grand Rapids Griffins (18-20-2-2).
“It’s definitely frustrating. You can tell, our team, we do get frustrated. We’re just not getting…
Blue Top Spurs at Buzzer
02 Feb 2023
It was rude Ground Hog Day as former Austin player Robert Woodard III dropped a field goal as time expired to lead the Oklahoma City Blue (6-9) over the Austin Spurs (4-10), 115-to-114.
This game appeared to be an improvement for the Spurs. They continued to improve in team playing,…
Stars Earn Skate-Off Win Against the Wild
30 Jan 2023
The Texas Stars (24-9-6-2) defeated the Iowa Wild (21-13-4-3) by a final score of 5-to-4, in what was probably one of the shortest overtime games in H-E-B Center history. Tanner Kero scored the skate-off goal just 30 seconds into OT.
The Stars had struggled with over time play, and recently…
Technical Delays Can’t Stop Texas Against Oklahoma State
28 Jan 2023
The University of Texas Longhorns (16-6, 7-2) women’s basketball jumped out to an 11-2 lead and captured a 78-69 victory over the Oklahoma State University Cowgirls (14-7, 4-5). Texas never trailed in the game.
The Longhorns are 11-1 at home and have won nine straight before a friendly crowd.
Stars Rise Above the Eagles
27 Jan 2023
The Texas Stars (23-8-6-2) handily defeated the Colorado Eagles (24-13-3-0) by a score of 4-to-1 before a sold-out home crowd. Center Mavrik Bourque led the Stars with the game’s opening goal and an assist.
Bourque’s goal came in the final minute of the first period. Ben Gleason doubled the Stars’…
Spurs Cruise to Victory Over Legends
26 Jan 2023
The Texas Legends and the Austin Spurs was competitive for the first six minutes, with the changing hands five times. But it was one-way contest after that with the Spurs (4-8) defeating the Legends (4-7) by a final score of 131-to-108.
Austin led by as many as 35 points, before…
Texas Stuffs Oklahoma for Share of Conference Lead
25 Jan 2023
The University of Texas Longhorns (15-6, 6-2) took the opening tipoff for an easy layup, made their next seven shots, and never looked back, defeating the Oklahoma University Sooners (16-3, 6-2) by a score of 78-to-58. The Longhorns held the Sooners to 29 points below their season scoring average.
Spurs Run Out Gas, Fall to Clippers
21 Jan 2023
The momentum from Friday’s surprise win was not enough to carry the Austin Spurs (3-7), as they fell to the Ontario Clipper (7-5) by a score of 115-to-82.
The Spurs held tough in the opening frame, matching the Clippers basket for basket. But Ontario turned the tables on Austin to…
Spurs Top Clippers in Seesaw Game
20 Jan 2023
The Austin Spurs (3-6) pulled ahead to defeat the Ontario Clippers (6-5) by a score of 108-to-100, but only after the game changed leads 26 times, and was tied 11 times.
The margin of victory for the Spurs was turnovers, second chance points, and fast breaks. Austin forced 14 turnovers,…
Texas Stars Autograph Session a Hit
17 Jan 2023
A winning team always brings out its fans, and this was especially true for the Texas Stars annual autograph session for their season ticket holder. The event was truly a family affair, bringing in excess of 1200 fans to the event, 100 of whom arrived before the doors opened.
Austin Falls to Stockton on MLK Day
16 Jan 2023
The Stockton Kings (8-1) shutdown the Austin Spurs (2-6), winning by a score of 112-to-98 on a day honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. The Kings led from tip-off to final buzzer, leading by as many as 20 points.
The margin of victory was second chance points. Stockton dominated, converting 11…
Stars Sweep Admirals
15 Jan 2023
Coming off a thrilling come-from-behind victory, the Texas Stars (22-8-4-2) throttled the Milwaukee Admirals (21-13-0-2), 5-to-0, to sweep the two-game series. The Stars scored nine consecutive goals against the Admirals between the two games.
“I thought the guys played a good game, start to finish. Obviously, it was a good…
Texas Stars Treat Fans to Renaissance Faire
15 Jan 2023
The Texas Stars currently sit atop the AHL Central Division with a record of 22 win, 8 losses, 4 overtime losses, and 2 shoot-out losses. A key aspect of the Stars’ success derives from the support of their fans. The Texas Stars hosted its first Renaissance Faire in a showing…
Guards Lifts Texas over #23 Kansas
10 Jan 2023
The University of Texas Longhorn (12-5, 3-1 Big 12) women’s basketball team handily defeated the #23 Kansas University Jayhawks (12-3, 2-2 Big 12) by a final score of 72-to-59. The Longhorns never trailed and led by as many as 15 points.
Both teams entered the contest hungry, each coming off…
Kings Hit Second Half Thrusters to Blast Past Spurs
01 Jan 2023
The Stockton Kings took a one-point advance against the Austin Spurs at halftime, and blew it apart in the second half, out-scoring the Spurs 57-to-44, and winning 108-to 94.
Stockton’s Jordan Ford had a seemingly unquenchable hunger for the hoop, putting up 14 of his team-high 19 points in the…
Texas Stars Dominate Tucson Roadrunners
30 Dec 2022
The Texas Stars (18-7-3-2) spotted the Tucson Roadrunners (14-11-4-0) an early goal and responded with six consecutive goals, ultimately winning 7-to-3. The Star extended their point streak to 10 games and remain atop the AHL Central Division.
Tucson’s Cameron Hebig put the Roadrunners on top with a goal at 2:39…
Spurs Win in Dramatic Comeback
29 Dec 2022
In the most exciting game this season, the Austin Spurs overcame a 22-point deficit to defeat the Oklahoma City Blue by a score of 108-to-105. The game was Austin’s first of the Conference portion of the season, with the league Showcase concluding last week in Las Vegas.
Both teams, and…
Texas Women Win 6th Straight, Top A&M Commerce
28 Dec 2022
The University of Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team (9-4) walloped the Texas A&M Commerce University (TAMUC) Lions (2-9) by a score of 96-to-53.
Texas were led by Rori Harmon who posted a season high 15 points with 10 assists and six rebounds in just 26 minutes on the court. Five…
Stars Winning Streak Snapped in OT Loss
21 Dec 2022
All good things must come to an end, including the Texas Stars eight-game winning streak. The Stars fell to the Rockford IceHogs by a final score of 3-to-2 in overtime.
Texas Stars head coach Neil Graham put the defeat in perspective, saying, “A point got away from us there at…
Stars Wallop IceHogs, Extend Win-Streak to Eight
20 Dec 2022
The H-E-B Center could have been channeling Oprah Winfred (“You get a goal, you get a goal, everyone gets a goal”) as the Texas Stars (17-7-3-2) crushed the Rockford IceHogs (15-10-1-2) by a score of 6-to-1. Texas extends its win streak to eight games with the victory.
The Stars looked…
Stars Top Wolves in Intense Contest
09 Dec 2022
The Texas Stars (12-7-2-2) defeated the Chicago Wolves (6-11-2-0) by a score of 5-to-2 in one of the most intense hockey games seen this season at the H-E-B Center.
In a sport normally punctuated with stoppages due to penalties, offsides, held pucks, icing and pucks out of play, little of…
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