How to watch Texas women's basketball vs. Gonzaga: Odds, matchups, injuries and more in Sweet 16

Texas women's basketball faces a team that is 2-0 in its last two contests against top 25 opponents, against 4-seed Gonzaga in the Sweet 16.
Shaylee Gonzales, Madison Booker, Texas women's basketball
Shaylee Gonzales, Madison Booker, Texas women's basketball / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /

For the third time in the last four years, Texas women's basketball and head coach Vic Schaefer are headed to the Sweet 16. Texas (32-4, 14-4 Big 12) faces the four-seed Gonzaga Bulldogs (32-3, 16-0 WCC) in the Portland 4 Region in the Sweet 16 on March 29.

The Big 12 Tournament champs square off against the WCC regular season champs to decide who advances to the Elite Eight.

In the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the Longhorns defeated the 16-seed Drexel Dragons 84-42 on March 22 and the 8-seed Alabama Crimson Tide 65-54 on March 24. Star freshman Madison Booker and the Longhorns won their first two games in March Madness while hosting at the Moody Center in Austin.

Booker was fantastic on both ends of the floor for the Longhorns in the second-round victory over Alabama last weekend. She registered a team-high 21 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals, in the 11-point win for Texas.

Gonzaga is in the Sweet 16 for the first time in nearly a decade (since 2015). The Bulldogs posted double-digit wins over the 13-seed UC-Irvine Anteaters on March 23 and 5-seed Utah Utes on March 25 in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

The Zags were riding an impressive 24-game winning streak before it was upset by Portland in the final of the WCC Tournament. But this is already a very accomplished season for head coach Lisa Portier, as Gonzaga 32 wins is good for most in a single campaign in program history.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as the 1-seed Texas faces 4-seed Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 of Regional 4 in Portland of the NCAA Tournament at the Moda Center in Portland, OR, on March 29.

How to watch Texas women's basketball vs. Gonzaga in the Sweet 16


Live Stream: ESPN app

Radio/Audio StreamLonghorn Radio Network

Game time: 9 p.m. CT

Live stats: StatBroadcast

The Sweet 16 matchup between Texas and Gonzaga will be broadcast live nationally on ESPN on March 29.

Craig Way and Eryn McMahan will call the game on the radio broadcast on Longhorn Radio Network.

Texas and Gonzaga have never played each other in women's hoops.

Texas women's basketball projected starting lineup vs. Gonzaga

  • G: Shay Holle, Senior (7.4 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 2.0 APG)
  • G: Shaylee Gonzales, Senior (9.5 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 2.6 APG)
  • F: Aaliyah Moore, Junior (11.2 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 0.9 APG)
  • F: Madison Booker, Freshman (16.8 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 5.1 APG)
  • F: Taylor Jones, Senior (12.4 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 0.3 APG)

Gonzaga projected starting lineup vs. Texas

  • G: Kaylynne Truong, Senior (11.6 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 5.8 APG)
  • G: Kayleigh Truong, Senior (12.3 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 4.5 APG)
  • G: Brynna Maxwell, Senior (14.2 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 1.9 APG)
  • F: Yvonne Ejim, Senior (19.9 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 2.3 APG)
  • F: Eliza Hollingsworth, Senior (10.4 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 2.2 APG)

Texas women's basketball injury report vs. Gonzaga

Texas's only injury that's been publicly reported is star senior guard Rori Harmon, who suffered a season-ending knee injury a dozen games into the 2023-24 campaign.

Betting odds for Texas women's basketball vs. Gonzaga in the Sweet 16

Texas is a 5.5-point favorite against Gonzaga on March 29, per FanDuel. The moneyline favors the Longhorns (-260) over the Bulldogs (+180).

The over/under is 141.5 points.

Gonzaga is a tough matchup for the Longhorns in the Sweet 16. This is an extremely experienced and skilled Gonzaga starting five, laden with only seniors. Every single Gonzaga starter has well over 100 career games played.

Texas's defense will be tested against the dynamic Gonzaga offense that ranks second in the nation in offensive rating. Gonzaga's bread and butter lies with their ability to shoot the three-ball at an elite level and to get extra possessions back on the offensive glass.

Gonzaga is the only team in the nation shooting over 40 percent from deep this season. All three Gonzaga starting guards shoot over 40 percent from beyond the arc.

On the offensive glass, few teams have been able to box the Zags out consistently. Despite only having one player that stands at over 6-foot-1, Gonzaga is still a fundamentally-sound team that is tough to deal with on the boards.

Gonzaga ranks 12th in the nation in offensive rebounding percentage this season (39 percent).

Booker, Taylor Jones, and Shaylee Gonzales must all be at their best for Texas to emerge victorious against this strong Gonzaga squad in the Sweet 16. Texas played well in the first two rounds of March Madness. But Gonzaga is easily the tallest task yet for the Longhorns this postseason.

Final score prediction: Texas-74, Gonzaga-70

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