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Friday, January 22, 2010

A few years ago there was quite the game of musical coaching chairs in women's college basketball. The AP takes a gander at one program since the music stopped:
Texas has experienced big wins and puzzling losses. Winning streaks and losing streaks.

What the Texas women's basketball program hasn't done yet under third-year coach Gail Goestenkors is threaten to win the Big 12, something many Longhorn fans expected by now.

Texas (13-5, 2-2, No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) is coming off a much-needed win over Oklahoma State (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP). But Goestenkors is 17-19 in her first 36 regular season league games, the same mark as predecessor Jody Conradt in her final 36 Big 12 contests.

Even Goestenkors says she expected a faster, more consistent turnaround when she left the powerhouse she built at Duke and signed a $1 million-a-year contract at Texas in 2007.