McCarty tak­ing con­trol for Horns

Guard grows into job of do­ing what­ever team needs to get a vic­tory.

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Longhorns ju­nior point guard Brooke McCarty is def­er­en­tial by na­ture, but there were a few in­stances dur­ing Sun­day’s vic­tory over North Carolina State that let us know she be­lieves Texas is her team.

On a roster that doesn’t re­ally have an­other con­sis­tent lon­grange shooter, McCarty has to wear two hats, es­pe­cially when tal­ented but foul-prone back­court mate Ariel Atkins is on the bench. On Sun­day, McCarty put the team on her back down the stretch, de­liv­er­ing a pair of 3-point­ers and four free throws to help keep the sea­son alive.

“I think that some­times she tries to fa­cil­i­tate and do what a point guard’s job is,” said Longhorns coach Karen As­ton, “but I think she has grown in the sense of un­der­stand­ing what is the mo­ment where she needs to make plays.”

As­ton added that McCarty didn’t un­der­stand that con­cept at the be­gin­ning of this bas­ket­ball sea­son but has grown into

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