Feb. 16, 2012
• Complete Notes
TEXAS (17-9, 7-6 Big 12) at
Oklahoma State (12-14, 5-8 Big 12)
Saturday, February 18, 2012 • 3 pm (Central)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611) • Stillwater, Oklahoma
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
TELEVISION: The game will be televised regionally by the Big 12 Network. Dave Armstrong (pxp) and Dan Hughes (analyst) will call the action. Check TexasSports.com for a listing of affiliates carrying the game.
RADIO: The Longhorn IMG Radio Network and KVET (FM 98.1/AM 1300 The Zone) broadcast every UT game on the statewide network in addition to Sirius Ch. 216 and XM Ch. 202. 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, 45-35. Last meeting: Texas 58-49 (Jan. 7, 2012; Austin).
Four-Game Win Streak
The Longhorns have used a combination of getting to the free throw line (and converting) and attacking the glass at both ends of the floor en route to their current four-game win streak. Here’s a look inside the numbers at UT’s last four games:
Series vs. Oklahoma State
Saturday’s contest marks the 81st meeting between Texas and Oklahoma State. UT holds a 45-35 lead in the all-time series, which dates back to a 33-9 Texas win in Austin on Feb. 8, 1918. The Longhorns have won 11 of the last 12 and 14 of the last 17 meetings between the two schools dating back to the start of the 2004-05 season. Texas has won two straight and is 7-6 against OSU in games played in Stillwater during the Rick Barnes era entering Saturday’s contest.
Oklahoma Game Notes
Texas has won five straight and 12 of the last 14 meetings against the Sooners.
After trailing by five (33-28) at the break, Texas posted a 41-25 scoring margin in the second half.
UT recorded a 21-5 advantage in points off turnovers, a 23-8 margin in bench scoring and a 22-12 advantage in points in the paint.
The Horns converted 24-of-29 (.828) from the stripe, while Oklahoma went 5-of-8 (.625) at the line. Texas was 17-of-18 (.944) in the second half, while the Sooners went 1-of-2 in the final 20 minutes.
On his 22nd birthday (Feb. 14), J’Covan Brown (19 points) reached double figures in scoring for the 24th time this year and 57th time in his career (95 games).
Myck Kabongo (13 points, seven assists) reached double figures in points for the 15th time this year and eighth time in Big 12 play. He recorded at least five assists for the 14th time this year and seventh time in Big 12 play.
Sheldon McClellan (13 points) reached double figures in scoring for the 16th time this season and seventh time in Big 12 play.
Success from the Stripe
The Horns have converted 72.9% (482-of-661) of their free throw attempts this season. The highest FT percentage team at Texas in the Rick Barnes era came during the 2006-07 season (73.6%).
Texas has converted 74.0% (251-of-339) from the stripe during its first 13 league contests this year.
Texas converted 24-of-29 (.828) from the free throw line at Oklahoma (Feb. 14), including a 17-of-18 (.944) in the second half.
Free Throw Disparity of Late
The Horns have hit 59-of-77 (.766) free throws in the last two games, while their opponents are a combined 13-of-20 (.650).
In Tuesday’s win at Oklahoma (Feb. 14), Texas converted 24-of-29 (.828) from the free throw line. The Sooners hit just 5-of-8 from the stripe. In the second half, UT went 17-of-18 (.944) at the line, while Oklahoma hit 1-of-2 in the final 20 minutes.
In last Saturday’s home victory against Kansas State (Feb. 11), Texas converted 35-of-48 (.729) from the free throw line. The Wildcats hit just 8-of-12 from the stripe. In the second half, UT went 22-of-28 (.786) at the line, while Kansas State did not attempt a single free throw in the final 20 minutes.
What Can Brown Do For You?
Junior guard J’Covan Brown has played in 95 career games (35 starts). A Preseason All-Big 12 Team selection, Brown leads the Big 12 Conference in scoring (19.7 ppg) and also leads the team in steals (35) and minutes (34.7 mpg) and ranks second in assists (3.9 apg). He has converted 41.9% (170-of-406) of his field goal attempts, including a 62-of-165 (.376) mark from three-point range. Brown has recorded 30-plus points three times this year, topped the 20-point mark 14 times and reached double figures in scoring in 24 of the first 26 games.
Kabongo Takes the Point
Myck Kabongo leads the team in assists (5.2 apg), ranks second in steals (31) and is third in scoring (9.9 ppg) this season. He has recorded at least five assists in 14 of the first 26 games this year. Kabongo has reached double figures in scoring in 15 of the first 26 contests this season.
Kabongo posted 13 points and seven assists at Oklahoma (Feb. 14).
McClellan Provides Spark
Sheldon McClellan ranks second on the team in scoring (11.1 ppg) while converting 45.0% (94-of-209) field goals. McClellan has reached double figures in points in 16 of the first 26 games.
McClellan Rounding into Form
Over the last four games entering Saturday’s contest, Sheldon McClellan has averaged 14.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 26.8 minutes per game while hitting 19-of-39 (.487) field goals and 15-of-20 (.750) free throws.