Jan. 11, 2010
#1/1 Texas (15-0, 1-0 Big 12) vs. Iowa State (11-4, 0-0 Big 12)
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 • 7 p.m. Central
Hilton Coliseum (14,356) • Ames, Iowa
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
TELEVISION: The game will be televised regionally by the Big 12 Network. Please check TexasSports.com for a listing of affiliates carrying the game. The contest will be available nationally on the ESPN Full Court package. Dave Armstrong (pxp) and Stephen Howard (analyst) will call the action.
RADIO: The Longhorn Sports Network and KVET (FM 98.1/1300 AM Sportsradio The Zone) broadcast every UT game on the statewide network and on XM Satellite Radio Ch. 231. Craig Way (pxp) and Eddie Oran (analyst) will call the action. Check TexasSports.com for a listing of affiliates carrying the game.
SERIES: Texas leads, 10-8. Last meeting: Texas 75-67 (Jan. 10, 2009; Austin).
Fast and Dominating Start
Texas is off to a 15-0 start, winning 14 of the 15 contests by double-digit margins. Six of the 15 wins have been by at least 30 points.
• UT has opened the year with a 15-0 start for the third time in school history and first time since the 1932-33 season.
• The current 15-game win streak marks the sixth-longest win streak in school history.
Series vs. Iowa State
Wednesday's contest marks the 19th meeting between Texas and Iowa State. UT owns a 10-8 advantage in the all-time series which dates back to the 1966-67 season. In that first meeting, the Cyclones posted a 101-87 win in Phoenix on Dec. 21, 1966. Texas has won four straight and is 8-3 against the Cyclones during the Rick Barnes era. Iowa State holds a 5-3 advantage in games played in Ames, but the Horns are 3-2 in Ames under Barnes.
Texas-Colorado Game Notes
• Texas improved to 12-0 in Big 12 Conference home openers and 11-1 in Big 12 openers during the Rick Barnes era.
• Texas topped the 100-point mark for the fourth time this season. UT improved to 97-9 all-time when reaching the century mark in scoring, including a 62-1 mark in home games.
• The Longhorns recorded a 39-23 advantage on the glass. This marked the eighth time this season that UT has registered a double-digit rebound margin. Texas posted a 19-8 edge on the boards in the first half (10-1 on offensive glass).
• Texas set a season high in first-half points (57).
• Damion James (20 points, 14 rebounds) recorded a double-double for the eighth time this year and 45th time in his career (123 games). He topped the 20-point mark in scoring for the seventh time this season and the 17th time in his career. James reached double figures in scoring for the 13th time this year and the 82nd time in his career. He reached double figures in rebounding for the eighth time this season and 56th time in his career.
• Avery Bradley (29 points, nine rebounds) set career highs in points, rebounds and field goals made (12-of-14). He tied his career high in minutes (36). Bradley topped the 20-point mark for the second time this season. He reached double figures in scoring for the ninth time this year.
• Gary Johnson (16 points) reached double figures in scoring for the sixth time this year and the 27th time in his career (69 games). He set a season high in minutes (28) and tied his season high in points.
• Jordan Hamilton (12 points) reached double figures in scoring for the ninth time this season. He set a career high in minutes (29).
• J'Covan Brown had a career-high five assists without a turnover.
A Check of the Polls
Texas is ranked No. 1 in the latest Associated Press poll (Jan. 11) and No. 1 in the latest ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll (Jan. 11). This marks the first time in program history that the Horns have been the top-ranked team in the nation in either major poll. Prior to Monday's poll, UT had been ranked No. 2 in the AP poll a total of 12 times in school history, including the previous six weeks of this year. Texas had been ranked No. 2 in the ESPN/USA Today poll a total of 10 times in school history, including the previous six weeks. During the Rick Barnes era, the Horns have spent 152 weeks in The AP Top 25, including 72 in the Top 10.
Century Club Success
UT has reached the century mark four times this season, all coming in the last nine games. The Horns posted a 107-74 home win against Long Beach State (Dec. 7), a 104-42 home victory against Texas-Pan American (Dec. 15), a 103-90 win against No. 10/10 North Carolina (Dec. 22) at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington and a 103-86 home win against Colorado on Saturday to open Big 12 Conference play.
• Texas is 96-9 all-time when topping the 100-point mark, including a 62-1 mark in home games.
• UT reached the century mark in a Big 12 game for the first time since Jan. 16, 2007 at Oklahoma State (105-103 3OT loss).
• UT reached the century mark in a Big 12 non-overtime game for the first time since Jan. 6, 2007 at Colorado (102-78 win).
• UT reached the century mark in a Big 12 home game for the first time since Feb. 11, 2002 vs. Kansas (110-103 OT loss).
• UT reached the century mark in a Big 12 non-overtime home game for the first time since Feb. 9, 2002 vs. Colorado (104-95 win).
James on a Roll
Damion James has recorded five double-doubles in his last six games entering Wednesday's contest. His only non-double-double effort came at Arkansas with his 20-point, nine-rebound effort in just 17 minutes. During the six-game stretch, he is averaging 19.2 points and 12.3 rebounds per game.
James Nears Big 12 Career Rebound Mark
Damion James became UT's all-time leader in career rebounds during the home win against No. 9/9 Michigan State (Dec. 22). With his defensive board at the 2:41 mark of the first half, James tallied his 1,078th career rebound. That topped the previous school record of 1,077, set by James Thomas (2001-04). James also ranks second in Big 12 Conference history in career rebounds. He has recorded 1,133 rebounds in 123 career games (9.2 rpg). James is 11 rebounds shy of becoming the all-time Big 12 leader.
Most Career Rebounds in UT History
Rk. Name (Seasons) Rebounds
1. Damion James (2007- ) 1,133
2. James Thomas (2001-04) 1,077
Most Career Rebounds in Big 12 Conference History
Rk. Name, School (Seasons) Rebounds
1. Nick Collison, Kansas (2000-03) 1,143
2. Damion James, Texas (2007- ) 1,133
Johnson on a Roll
Gary Johnson has averaged 16.0 points and 5.0 rebounds while converting 12-of-16 (.750) field goals and 8-of-12 (.750) free throws in 26.5 minutes per game over the last two contests. He posted 16 points (7-of-9 FG, 2-of-3 FT) and seven rebounds in 25 minutes during the win at Arkansas (Jan. 5). Johnson returned to record 16 points (5-of-7 FG, 6-of-9 FT) and three rebounds in 28 minutes against Colorado on Saturday.
Bradley Breaks Out
Freshman guard Avery Bradley had his most complete all-around effort during Saturday's win against Colorado. Bradley posted a game-high 29 points while hitting 12-of-14 field goals (3-of-3 threes) and 2-of-3 free throws. He also added nine rebounds (three offensive) and three assists against one turnover in 36 minutes. He set career highs in points, field goals made and rebounds and tied his career high in minutes played.
Bradley Settles In
Avery Bradley has averaged 14.4 points per game in the last nine contests entering Wednesday's game at Iowa State. In his last two games, he is averaging 20.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game while converting 17-of-22 (.773) field goals, including 5-of-6 (.833) from three-point range. Bradley registered 20 points, four rebounds and three steals in 28 minutes against No. 10/10 North Carolina (Dec. 19). He ranks third on the team in scoring (11.9 ppg) and has reached double figures in scoring in nine of the first 15 contests.
Avery Bradley: By the Numbers
First 6 Games Stat Last 9 Games
8.2 Points per game 14.4
22.8 Minutes per game 28.2