Iowa State (10-3, 1-1) at Texas (6-6, 0-2)
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2005: 7 p.m. (Central)
at the Frank Erwin Center (capacity 16,775), Austin, Texas
Game Day Information & Quick Facts
Radio: Texas: KVET Radio/Sports Radio 1300 (1300 AM), Austin; Cyclone Radio Network and 1430 KASI in Ames
Teams at A Glance
National Rankings: neither team ranked (Texas is "also receiving votes" in both polls)
Last Year: Texas (22-9, NCAA 2nd Rd.); Iowa State (23-7, NCAA 1st Rd.)
All-Time Series Record: 13th meeting: series tied, 6-6
Texas' Home/Away/Neutral Record vs. Iowa State: 4-1 at home; 1-4 away; 1-1 at neutral sites
Series Streak: +1, Iowa State
Last Meeting: Feb. 5, 2005: #19/18 Iowa State 73, #13/14 Texas 69
Last Texas victory: #2 Texas 64, Iowa State 54 (Big 12 Tournament Mar 10, 2005 at Dallas, Texas)
Texas Coach Jody Conradt (Baylor '63): 37th year overall: 1,159 games: 875-284 (.755); 30th year at Texas: 980 games: 758-222 (.773)
ISU Coach Bill Fennelly (William Penn '79): 18th year overall: 544 games: 391-153 (.719); 11th year at ISU: 325 games: 225-100 (.692)
Jody Conradt vs. Iowa State: 6-6
Team Night: $2 general admission for all coaches and players wearing team jerseys!
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Toughest Schedule in Land Belongs to Texas
This week, according to the CollegeRPI.com, UT's schedule is rated the TOUGHEST in the nation (up from No. 2 the last two weeks), while the Horns are ranked No. 12 overall in the RPI ... Iowa State stands No. 74 in the RPI, and its schedule is ranked No. 144 nationally... Of this week's AP Top 25 teams, eight are on Texas' regular season schedule:- No. 1 Tennessee, No. 2 Duke, No. 5 Baylor, No. 7 UConn, No. 10 Rutgers, No. 16 Oklahoma, No. 18 New Mexico and No. 24 Missouri.
A Look at Tonight's Teams
Texas returns home for the first time since December 21... Texas has fallen out of the Associated Press women's college basketball poll for the first time since the week of Nov. 19, 2001, ending a run of 81 consecutive appearances; UT also is out of the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll after a run of 80 consecutive weeks... The Longhorns (6-6 overall) have started Big 12 play 0-2 for the first time ever.. The Longhorns are coming off a three-game road trip, and last played on January 6th when they lost at No. 4 Baylor, 61-48 ... The injury-ridden Longhorns have their first three-game losing streak in four years, dating back 124 games... Iowa State brings a 10-3 overall record and a 1-1 Big 12 mark into the game ... ISU lost its Big 12 opener to Oklahoma (87-67) before defeating Oklahoma State, 71-62, on Saturday.
Texas, ISU In the NCAA Statistics
In the weekly NCAA statistics released on Jan. 10, the Longhorns as a team rank in just one top 10 category - blocks per game ... Texas is No. 10 nationally in blocked shot with 6.1 bpg ... The next best category for Texas is steals where the Longhorns rank No. 46 (11.1 steals per game).
For Iowa State, the Cyclones are once again one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the nation and have one of the best team defenses ... ISU is No. 4 nationally in fie3ld goal percentage defense, allowing the opponents to shoot just 33.2 percent from the floor ... The Cyclones also are No. 6 in 3-pointers per game (7.7), No. 7 in turnovers per game (averaging only 13.2 per contest) and are first nationally in fouls committed, with just 10.9 per game .... ISU also is led by the nation's No. 1 assist maker - guard Lindsey Medders - who is averaging a national-best 9.1 assists per game ... Medders also is No. 25 in free-throw percentage (.882), while Nicky Wieben is 27th in blocks (2.3 bpg) and Heather Ezell is No. 28 in 3-pointers per game (2.7).
Conradt One Win Away From Tying Rupp for No. 3 in Wins
With ONE MORE WIN, Texas head coach Jody Conradt will tie the legendary Adolph Rupp for the No. 3 spot in all-time college basketball victories ... Conradt has 875 career wins, while Rupp has 876 ... With four more wins, Conradt will tie Dean Smith for No. 2 in all-time college victories.
Texas Stat Leaders
Texas is led by junior F Tiffany Jackson who has team-highs of 14.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 30 steals (2.5 spg)... Freshman guard Erika Arriaran (11.3 ppg) and senior guard Nina Norman (8.8 ppg) follow ... Arriaran paces UT in 3-pointers made (17), assists (27, 2.3 apg) and is third in steals (1.3 spg), while Norman is second in both assists (2.1 apg) and steals (1.5 spg) ... In Big 12 action, Jackson is averaging 18.5 ppg while Norman has averages of 13.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists after two league games.
A Look at Iowa State
Iowa State features four players in double-figure scoring: 5-9 junior Lyndsey Medders (16.0 ppg), 6-3 senior Brittany Wilkins (14.7 ppg with 9.4 rpg), 5-9 freshman Heather Ezell (12.2 ppg) and 6-4 freshman Nicky Wieben (10.0 ppg)... Ezell has a team-high 35 3-pointers for the Cyclones, who as a team are shooting 33 percent from 3-point range (100-328)... In Big 12 play, Wilkins is averaging 17.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game...Medders owns just 10 fewer assists (118) than the entire Longhorn team combined (128) ... Iowa State has made more free throws (174) than its opponents have attempted (111).
Bombs Away for Cyclones
ISU has jacked up 328 3-point tries, while UT has 94 attempts; the Longhorns have made 26 treys collectively, while four Cyclones own double-digit makes from behind the arc (Ezell has 35, Megan Ronhovde and Medders have 25 each, and Wilkins has 12).
The Texas-Iowa State Series
Tonight's game marks the 13th game in the Texas-ISU series, with the series tied, 6-6... Texas' four-game win streak was broken in the teams' only meeting last year, as the No. 18 Cyclones beat the No. 14 Longhorns, 73-69 on Feb. 5 in Ames, Iowa... In all-time games in Austin, Texas is 4-1; in games played at Ames, the Longhorns are just 1-4; at neutral sites, UT is 1-1.
Last year, Iowa State never trailed after taking a 39-35 halftime lead and held off repeated threats by the Longhorns during the final 20 minutes ... Texas tied the game at 66-66 on a Tiffany Jackson rebound and putback with 45.3 seconds left ... On the next play, a 3-pointer by ISU guard Megan Ronhovde from the right corner with 28 seconds left gave the Cyclones the lead... Ann O'Neil made two free throws with 8.7 seconds to go -- after UT missed a 3-point attempt -- to make it 71-66, and Texas' Daria Mieloszynska hit a "3" from 28 feet to cut the lead to 71-69, but O'Neil made two more free throws with three seconds remaining to finish it off.
O'Neil and Medders led Iowa State with 19 points each, with O'Neil going 10-for-11 from the line and grabbing seven rebounds... Jackson led Texas with a double-double and game-highs of 23 points and 14 rebounds ... Nina Norman scored 11 with game-highs of seven assists and four steals ... The win kept Iowa State unbeaten (12-0) in Hilton Coliseum...UT held a 44-35 edge in rebounds... In shooting, ISU shot 45 percent, while Texas hit 38 percent of its shots... The big difference was not in 3-pointers (Texas was 5-17, ISU went 7-19), but in free throws... The Cyclones made 20 of 23 foul shots, led by O'Neil (10-11), while Texas was 10-for-16 from the line.
Longhorn Stat Leaders vs. Iowa State
Two Longhorn starters are averaging double-figure scoring in prior games against ISU ... Senior G Nina Norman carries a 13.5 ppg scoring average into the game (54 points) after four prior contests against Iowa State ... Norman is 22-48 from the floor (.458) against ISU ... Junior F/P Tiffany Jackson, in her first three meetings against ISU, has 51 points and 28 rebounds, to average 17.0 points and 9.3 rebounds against the Cyclones... As a freshman, she had 12 points and eight rebounds in the first game and followed with 16 points (8-11 in FT's) and six boards in the 2004 Big 12 tourney ...Last year, Jackson followed with her double-double (23 points/14 rebounds).
Big 12 News
Fan voting for the Big 12 Men's and Women's Basketball 10th Anniversary Teams is now available, and will run through Thursday, Feb. 2, on the Big 12 web site at ... Tickets for the 2006 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Tournament Tickets are now on sale ... The tourney will take place March 7-9 and 11 at Dallas' Reunion Arena...Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by calling 214-373-8000 or online at ... Tickets can also be purchased in person at the American Airlines Center box office Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (CST) ... Prices for All-Session tickets are $75 for reserved seats and $50 for general admission... Groups of 10 or more can email email@example.com for group discounts.