Feb. 9, 2011
| Box Score
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The Texas Women's Basketball team won its fifth-straight Big 12 Conference game with a 69-59 victory at Kansas State on Wednesday evening. Freshman guard Chassidy Fussell led the Longhorns with a game-high 19 points en route to snapping the Wildcats' five-game conference win streak and perfect season at Bramlage Coliseum.
Texas (16-7, 5-4 Big 12) jumped out to a quick start in the first half after back-to-back 3-point baskets by Kathleen Nash and Fussell for a 16-9 lead with 13:55 remaining. UT used an 8-0 run that included four points from junior guard Yvonne Anderson and spanned just over two minutes (8:18 - 6:16) to climb to its largest lead, 36-23. The Longhorns remained scoreless through the remaining six minutes of the half while the Wildcats inched within five, 36-31. Redshirt senior forward Kristen Nash was fouled on a second-chance attempt with 0.3 left and made both shots to send Texas into the locker room with a 38-31 halftime advantage.
The second half began much like the first for the Longhorns as they scored eight-straight points for a 46-34 lead - their second double-digit lead of the game - in the first four minutes. Texas never led again by any less than eight points down the stretch.
Fussell's 19 points marked her 16th-straight double-digit scoring effort of the year. Now with 21 double-digit games, she tied Clarissa Davis (1985-86) for the fifth-most double-figure scoring efforts by a Texas freshman in school history.
Junior guards Yvonne Anderson and Ashleigh Fontenette added 18 and 10 points, respectively. Fontenette's outing was her best offensive effort since scoring 13 points against Oklahoma on Jan. 16. Kathleen Nash led Texas with eight rebounds and junior post Ashley Gayle aided in the defensive effort with a game-high two blocks.
Jalana Childs led Kansas State (16-6, 6-3 Big 12) with 17 points.
The Longhorns return to action Saturday, Feb. 12, when they travel to Waco, Texas, to take on top-ranked Baylor. Tip is set for 12:30 p.m. Central and the game will be televised nationally on FSN.
POST GAME NOTES
-Texas extended its Big 12 winning streak to five-straight games ... Horns improved to 12-9 against the Wildcats and are now 4-5 when playing at K-State, having won two out of the last three in Manhattan.
-In its last five games, Texas' opponents have been averaging just 60.0 points per game.
-In its last five games, Texas has allowed its opponent no more than 68 points (Texas Tech, Jan. 26).
-Texas has won each of its last three games by at least 10 points.
-Texas snapped Kansas State's five game winning streak in conference action
-Texas is the first opponent to win at Bramlage Coliseum this season
-Texas' 38 first-half points were its most in league play and most since putting up 49 in the opening half against Sam Houston State (Jan. 2).
-The Longhorns shot 50.0 percent from the field (24-48) for the first time since shooting 50.9 percent against South Florida on Dec. 20... Texas has shot 50 percent or better five times this season.
-Texas limited K-State to 25.0 percent shooting from 3-point range making it the third conference foe the Horns have held to 25.0 percent or lower from beyond the arc (Oklahoma, Baylor)
-The Longhorns out-rebounded the Wildcats 36-28 ... UT is 13-2 when outrebounding its opponent.
-Scored 19 points (5-of-10 FG, 4-of-7 3FG, 5-of-7 FT), for 21st double-digit scoring effort of the season
-Led the Longhorns in scoring for the sixth-straight game.
-Also pulled down five or more rebounds for the 12th time this season
-Was one point shy of her sixth 20+point scoring streak.
-With her 21st double-digit scoring effort, is now tied for fifth on Texas' list of most double-figure scoring efforts by a Longhorn freshman.
-Now has 400 points for the ninth most by a freshman in Texas history, three points shy of tying for eighth
-Has scored in double-figures in all but one game this season
-16th-straight game with 10 or more points
-Recorded 18 points (7-of-12 FG, 3-of-4 3FG, 1-of-2 FT) for her third-straight game
-Scored 10 or more points for the 14th time this season and the 20th time of her career
-Most points scored since she recorded 18 against USD on Dec. 30, 2010.
-Scored 11 or her points in the first half.
-Tied career-high with three made from 3-point range
-Led the Longhorns in scoring for the third time this season
-Posted 10 points (3-of-8 FG, 1-of-3 3FG, 3-of-4 FT) for her first double-digit scoring effort since 13 against Oklahoma (Jan .16)
-Dished out a team-high tying four assists to lead or co-lead the team in that category for the 10th time this season.