Jan. 13, 2012
Complete Texas Game Notes
TEXAS (11-4, 1-2 Big 12) vs. No. 1/1 Baylor (16-0, 3-0 Big 12)
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 • 1:30 p.m. Central • FSN
Frank Erwin Center (16,734) • Austin, Texas
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally by FSN. Bill Land (pxp) and Cindy Stein (analyst) will call the action.
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 “The Zone” will broadcast Sunday’s game again Baylor. Craig Way (pxp) and Carol Ross (analyst) will handle the call.
SERIES: Texas, 57-23. Last meeting: Baylor 96-68 (Feb. 12, 2011; Waco, Texas)
• Gayle’s Birthday Bash ... On her 22nd birthday, senior post Ashley Gayle tallied a career-high 22 points while connecting on a career-best eight field goals (8-of-12) and setting a career-best with four steals.
• Fussell Finding Her Stroke ... Sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell hit nine of her 19 shots and sank three treys against the Aggies after shooting 20 percent from the field and just 1-of-10 from three-point range in UT’s previous two Big 12 Conference games.
• Anderson and Enemkpali - Oh My! ... Senior guard Yvonne Anderson and freshman forward Nneka Enemkpali also had career nights at Texas A&M. Anderson dished out a career-high 13 assists while Enemkpali grabbed a career-high eight rebounds to lead Texas’ efforts on the boards for the second time this year.
• Block Party ... Texas’ 7.5 blocks per game rank second nationally (as of Jan. 8) and senior post Ashley Gayle is the fourth-ranked individual with 3.9 bpg.
• UT & Me ... In recognition of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Texas Athletics will host UT & Me. Numerous UT and community organizations will set up tables around the concourse pre-game beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Series vs. Baylor
Sunday’s contest marks the 81st meeting between I-35 foes Texas and Baylor. Texas holds a 57-23 advantage in the all-time series that began on Jan. 21, 1975, with a 116-62 Baylor win in Austin. The Horns hold a 27-7 all-time advantage when facing the Lady Bears in Austin. UT is 5-4 under fourth-year head coach Gail Goestenkors against Baylor, including a 58-55 victory in Waco on Feb. 1, 2009, when UT defeated its’ highest-ranked opponent (then-No. 4/3 Baylor) under Coach G.
Series Quick Facts
Overall Series Record - Texas, 57-23
Goestenkors All-Time vs. Baylor - 5-4
Most UT points - 102 (Feb. 22, 1979)
Most BU points - 116 (Jan. 21, 1975)
Fewest UT points - 48 (Jan. 7, 2006)
Fewest BU points - 40 (twice)
Largest UT margin - 51 (92-41; Feb. 7, 1987)
Largest BU margin - 54 (116-62; Jan. 21, 1975)
In overtime - Texas, 2-1
Flashback: at No. 1/1 Baylor (Feb. 12, 2011)
Brittney Griner scored 29 points, missed a dunk and outscored Texas by herself in the first half, leading the top-ranked Lady Bears to a 96-68 victory. She added 12 rebounds and had seven blocked shots. She didn’t play the final 10 minutes of the lopsided game. The Lady Bears were in control by halftime with a 50-22 lead. Griner already had 23 points, making 8-of-9 shots and all seven free throws to go with seven rebounds and six blocks. Ashleigh Fontenette led Texas with 23 points and Chassidy Fussell had 11 on 4-of-17 shooting.
Last Time Out: at Texas A&M (Jan. 11, 2012)
Chassidy Fussell scored 22 points and Ashley Gayle added a career-high 17 to help Texas beat No. 12 Texas A&M 76-71 in College Station, ending a 11-game losing streak to the Aggies. The Longhorns were up 72-71 with 2:03 left when Cokie Reed missed a short jumper. She got the rebound and converted a layup to make it a three-point game. After Adrienne Pratcher missed a jumper on the other end, Texas secured its first Big 12 victory this season. UT outscored A&M 40-24 in the paint, and 20-9 on the fast break. Sydney Carter scored 25 points to lead the Aggies. Texas A&M, the defending national champions, lost at home to an unranked opponent for the first time since a setback to Nebraska in February 2005. This was the last meeting in College Station for the longtime rivals as the Aggies are set to move to the Southeastern Conference next season. The two teams will play again in Austin on March 4.
Texas Against Ranked Opponents
Texas sports a 2-2 record against AP Top 25 opponents this season. The Longhorns are expected to face three additional ranked opponents a total of five times over the course of the Big 12 Conference regular season - No. 1 Baylor (Jan. 11 in Austin, Feb. 21 in Waco), No. 10 Texas Tech (Jan. 28 in Lubbock, Feb. 15 in Austin) and No. 12 Texas A&M (March 4 in Austin). UT last beat a Top 10 opponent on Feb. 1, 2009, when it handed then-No. 4 Baylor a 58-55 loss in Waco.
What’s the Difference?
The big statistical difference in Texas’ 11 wins and four losses this season can be traced to the defensive end of the court. In its victories, Texas has held opponents to an average of 51.7 points per contest and a combined .299 percent FG shooting, while outrebounding the opponent by +8.5.
Bass Leading Bench Corp
Sophomore guard Chelsea Bass scored a team-high 12 points, including a career-best three 3-point field goals, in Texas’ 70-51 loss at Oklahoma State (Jan. 7). Bass leads Texas’ bench with 6.7 ppg and 3.7 rpg in Big 12 Conference games.
Home vs. Away
The friendly confines of the Frank Erwin Center are advantageous to the Longhorns in more ways than one. Texas averages 73.8 ppg on 44.4 percent shooting and outrebounds its opponent by 8.2 rpg when playing on its home court.
Texas’ field-goal percentage defense (.325, 301-927) is ranked ninth nationally among all NCAA Division I teams (as of Jan. 13). The Longhorns’ last two non-conference opponents shot a combined 19.7 percent (27-of-137) from the field, while their last seven opponents have shot just 30.7% (156-of-508) from the field.