Jan. 4, 2013
Complete Texas Game Notes
TEXAS (7-5) vs. #17/16 Oklahoma (11-2)
Jan. 5, 2013 ~ 12:35 p.m. Central ~ FSN
Frank Erwin Center (16,540) ~ Austin, Texas
The Last Meeting
February 25, 2012
Game Day Information
TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally by FSN. Ron Thulin (pxp) and Brenda VanLengen (analyst) will call the action.
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 "The Zone" will broadcast Saturday's game. Jon Madani (pxp) and Fran Harris (analyst) will handle the call.
SERIES: Texas leads, 23-19. Last meeting: Texas 87-62 (Feb. 25, 2012; Austin, Texas)
TEXAS IN BIG 12 HOME OPENERS ... The Longhorns are 11-5 all-time in Big 12 Conference home openers since the league began in 1996-97.
WINS VS. LOSSES ... Texas is holding opponents to 48.9 ppg on 28.6 percent shooting from the field (120-of-420) in its seven victories this season. In five losses, opponents are averaging 77.6 ppg while hitting 42.9 percent from the field (138-322).
RAINING THREES ... Junior guard Ashley Roberts nailed a career-high four baskets from beyond the arc Wednesday night in Ames to tie junior guard Chassidy Fussell's individual season-high mark for a Longhorn set against Jackson State and Central Connecticut State.
TEXAS DEPTH ... Through 12 games, the Longhorns have showcased the team's depth with six different leading or co-leading scorers. Sophomore Nneka Enemkpali has been the team's high scorer in five games, while freshman Imani McGee-Stafford and junior Chassidy Fussell have earned the distinction three times apiece. Senior Cokie Reed, junior Ashley Roberts and freshman Brady Sanders round out UT's leading scorers.
Texas vs. Oklahoma
Saturday's contest marks the 43rd meeting between Red River rivals Texas and Oklahoma. Texas holds a 23-19 advantage in the all-time series that began with five-straight UT victories on Nov. 17, 1979, in Norman. The Longhorns last victory in the series was an 87-62 decision at the Frank Erwin Center on Feb. 25, 2012. Prior to the win, the Sooners had won four straight games against the Longhorns. Texas holds a 12-7 edge when the teams meet in Austin.
Series Quick Facts
Overall Series Record - Texas, 23-19
Most UT points - 87 (three times)
Most Oklahoma points - 97 (Jan. 17, 1998)
Fewest UT points - 47 (Mar. 13, 2004)
Fewest Oklahoma points - 36 (Feb. 26, 2005)
Biggest UT margin - 36 (72-36; Feb. 26, 2005)
Biggest Oklahoma margin - 29 (Feb. 19, 2011)
In overtime - Texas, 2-1
Flashback: vs. Oklahoma [Feb. 25, 2012]
Behind an aggressive defensive effort and a career offensive effort by Chassidy Fussell, Texas downed the Oklahoma, 87-62, at the Frank Erwin Center. Fussell's 30 points matched her career high, and she added seven rebounds. Ashleigh Fontenette added 18 points and seven rebounds. Chelsea Bass recorded 13 points, 11 of which came in the second half. Yvonne Anderson finished with 12 points, a team-high nine rebounds and a career-high eight steals. UT poked away a Big 12-high 18 steals, and the Sooners were doomed by 25 turnovers, the most the Longhorns have forced in league play. UT scored 25 points off turnovers. The Longhorns went ahead at the 15:36 mark of the first half and opened up a 35-23 lead heading into the break, spurred by Fussell's 15 first-half points. Whitney Hand played all 40 minutes of regulation and led the Sooners with a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double. Morgan Hook scored 11 points, but committed a career-high seven turnovers.
Last Time Out: at Iowa State [Jan. 2, 2013]
Texas used a balanced scoring attack to force its first overtime game of the season, but dropped a 73-65 decision to Iowa State in the Big 12 opener at Hilton Coliseum. The Longhorns recovered from an early 12-point deficit and led for much of the second half, but were hampered by foul trouble down the stretch. Chassidy Fussell, Ashley Roberts, Cokie Reed and Nneka Enemkpali all reached double figures for Texas with Fussell, Roberts and Reed all putting down 15 and Enemkpali adding 12. Roberts finished with a career-high four three-pointers and Fussell matched her career-high in steals (6) while grabbing a team-high eight rebounds. In extra time, Iowa State went ahead on its first possession and the Longhorns were only able to tie it twice as the Cyclones held on from the free throw line in the final minute.
Hattis Joins Women's Basketball Squad
Freshman middle blocker Sara Hattis, a member of the 2012 NCAA Champion Texas Volleyball team, has joined the Women's Basketball squad for the remainder of the season (beginning Dec. 29). Hattis came to the Forty Acres as a highly touted two-sport athlete at Cleveland HS in Rio Rancho, N. M. The 6-4 forward was ranked among the top 100 hoops products nationally before deciding to play volleyball at UT.
What's the Difference?
The big statistical difference in Texas' seven wins and five losses this season can be traced to the defensive end of the court. In its seven wins, Texas has held opponents to an average of 58.9 points per contest and a combined .286 percent FG shooting. Additionally, the Horns have outrebounded their opponents by an average of +20.9 rgp in their wins.
Enemkpali Leading the League
Through Big 12 Conference games as of Jan. 2, sophomore Nneka Enemkpali is one of only two players in the league averaging a double-double. She leads the league with 11.1 rpg and is the ninth-leading scorer with 14.9 ppg. Oklahoma State's Toni Young is the only other player averaging double figures in both categories.