Missouri (13-2, 3-0) at Texas (7-6, 1-2)
Saturday, Jan. 14, 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; KWWC-FM (90.5), Columbia, Mo.
Teams at A Glance
National Rankings: Missouri is ranked No. 24 (Associated Press Poll) and in the "also receiving votes" of the USA Today/ESPN Poll; Texas is "also receiving votes" in both polls
Last Year: Texas (22-9, NCAA 2nd Rd.); Missouri 11-18
All-Time Series Record: 13th meeting: Texas leads the series, 11-1
Texas' Home/Away/Neutral Record vs. Missouri: 7-0 at home; 4-1 away; 0-0 at neutral sites
Series Streak: +4, Texas
Last Meeting: Jan. 29, 2005: #15/15 Texas 71, Missouri 52
Last Missouri victory: Jan. 6, 2001: Missouri 68, #13 Texas 52 (at Columbia, Mo.)
Texas Coach Jody Conradt (Baylor '63): 37th year overall: 1,160 games: 876-284 (.755); 30th year at Texas: 981 games: 759-222 (.774)
Missouri Coach Cindy Stein (Illinois '84): 11th year overall: 314 games:190-124 (.605); 8th year at Missouri: 224 games: 125-99 (.558)
Jody Conradt vs. Misouri: 11-1
Ultimate Assist: Get half-price admission to Texas Basketball for the game against Missouri. Redeem specially-marked Sprite cans at the Erwin Center south box office one hour prior to tip-off for half-price admission to any Texas men's or women's home basketball game. Mezzanine seating only, limit two per can. Not valid with any other offer. Offer expires February 28, 2006.
Half-time Feature for the Kids: Sesame Street's Elmo makes an appearance on the court.
Purchase at TexasBoxOffice.com or call 512-471-3333 or 1-800-982-BEVO. For charge-by-phone, you can call 512-477-6060. Tickets can be purchased in person at the following locations: Bellmont Hall Athletics Ticket Office (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m-4 p.m. Central); and at any Texas Box Office location, including the Frank Erwin Center (Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and game days prior to tipoff) or at Austin area H-E-B stores.
A Look at Tonight's Teams
Texas is coming off Wednesday's 80-50 win over Iowa State behind a career-high 18 points from senior Daria Mieloszynska and a double-double of 10 points and a career-high 17 rebounds from junior Tiffany Jackson ... The win moved UT to 7-6 overall and to 1-2 in the Big 12 ... The win also brought UT coach Jody Conradt into a tie for No 3 in all-time college basketball wins (men's or women's) with legendary Adolph Rupp ... Both have 876 career wins ... Conradt is now three victories shy of tying Dean Smith for the No. 2 spot (No. 1 position held by Pat Summitt).
Missouri stands No. 24 in the Associated Press Poll and is 13-2 overall with a first-place Big 12 record of 3-0... Missouri is 3-0 in conference play for the first time since the 1992-93 season, and they jumped back into the AP national poll this week for the first time in 21 years ... The Tigers bring a 12-game win streak into tonight's game, and are coming off Wednesday's 64-58 win over Nebraska ... This is the 13th game in the series which is led by Texas (11-1) ... UT owns a four-game win streak in the series.
Stat Leaders For Texas
Texas is led by junior Tiffany Jackson who has team-highs of 14.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 38 steals (2.9 spg)... Freshman guard Erika Arriaran (11.3 ppg) and senior guard Nina Norman (9.4 ppg) and freshman post Ashley Lindsey (6.5 ppg) follow ... In Big 12 action, Jackson is averaging 15.7 ppg and 9.7 rpg, while Norman has averages of 14.0 points, and 3.3 assists after three league games... Arriaran has made 55 percent of UT's 3-pointers, connecting on a team-high 18 of Texas' 33 treys ... Senior Daria Mieloszynska (7-25) and Norman (7-19) along with now-injured rookie Earnesia Williams (1-2) have the other 3-pointers.
Missouri Team Leaders
Missouri is led by a pair of seniors: LaToya Bond (18.6 ppg, 43 steals) and Christelle N'Garsanet (12.3 ppg, 7.9 rpg) along with junior Carlynn Savant (10.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, team-high 30 3-pointers made) ... Bond is averaging 20.7 points in league action ... In the national statistics, Savant ranks No. 11 among all Division I players in 3-point field goal percentage... She is hitting 50.8 percent of her treys, going 30-for-59 from long range.
The Texas-Missouri Series
This is the 13th game in the Texas-Missouri series... UT leads series action 11-1, and has a four-game series win streak ... In the four-game win streak, UT's margin of victory has been +21.5 ppg - as UT has out-scored Mizzou in this streak by a 303-217 margin (75.8 ppg to Mizzou's 54.3 ppg) ... The Tigers' lone win came during the 2000-01 season with a 68-52 upset win over No. 13 Texas on Jan. 6, 2001 in Columbia, Missouri ...In games in Austin, Texas is 7-0 against Mizzou (4-0 in Austin as Big 12 opponents); in Columbia, the Horns are 4-1 (all as Big 12 opponents)... They have not met on a neutral court.
Jackson on a Tear Against The Tigers
In her two prior games against Mizzou, junior Tiffany Jackson is averaging 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals while shooting a sizzling 65 percent from the floor (17-for-26) ... In last year's 71-52 win, Jackson had a game-high tying 22 points (10-15 in FG's) with a team-high seven boards and game-high four steals ... As a rookie, she had had 16 points (7-11 in FG's), seven boards, six assists and two steals against the Tigers... She is the lone Longhorn to average double-figures against the Tigers.
Texas, Mizzou 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 5.8 blocks per game (76) ... The next best category for Texas is steals where the Longhorns rank No. 46 (153, 11.8 steals per game).
For Missouri, the Tigers rank in the top 20 in several team categories ....Missouri is tied with UT in blocked shots average (76, 5.8 bpg) ... Missouri is No. 12 in winning percentage and 14th in three categories: scoring margin (+16.9 ppg, 74.9 ppg to opponents' 58.0 ppg); 3-point FG percentage (.386, 90-233) .. The Tiger offense is ranked No. 19 in scoring (74.9 ppg).
Individually, 6-1 junior Carlynn Savant is 11th nationally in 3-point shooting, hitting 50.8 percent of her treys (30-for-59).
Big 12 Tournament Tickets
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... Prices for All-Session tickets are $75 for reserved seats and $50 for general admission... The BLOCK OF UT FAN TICKETS goes on sale at the UT Athletic Ticket Office on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and can be ordered by PHONE ONLY (512-471-3333) ... More information on Big 12 Tournament tickets can be found at TexasSports.com.