Texas (8-6, 2-2) at Nebraska (10-5, 2-2)
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2005: 7 p.m. (Central)
at the Bob Devaney Sports Center (capacity 13,595), Lincoln, Neb.
Game Day Information & Quick Facts:
Radio: Texas: KVET Radio/Sports Radio 1300 (1300 AM), Austin; Pinnacle Sports Network (1400-KLIN Lincoln/Huskers.com)
Live Internet Video: HuskersNside (subscription basis)
Teams at A Glance
National Rankings: Texas is "also receiving votes" in both AP and USA Today/ESPN Polls
Last Year: Texas (22-9, NCAA 2nd Rd.); Nebraska (18-14, WNIT 2nd Rd.)
All-Time Series Record: 15th meeting: Texas leads series, 11-3
Texas' Home/Away/Neutral Record vs. Nebraska: 6-0 at home; 3-2 away; 2-1 at neutral sites
Series Streak: +7, Texas
Last Meeting: Feb. 9, 2005: #17 Texas 83, Nebraska 53 (Austin, Texas)
Last Nebraska victory: March 3, 1999: Nebraska 60, Texas 55 (Big 12 Tournament, Kansas City, Mo.)
Texas Coach Jody Conradt (Baylor '63): 37th year overall: 1,161 games: 877-284 (.755); 30th year at Texas: 982 games: 760-222 (.774)
Nebraska Coach Connie Yori (Creighton '86): 16th season overall: 440 games: 249-191 (.566); 4th season at Nebraska: 106 games: 54-51 (.519)
Jody Conradt vs. Nebraska: 11-3
Texas Goes on Road to Face Nebraska on Jan. 18
The Longhorns stand 8-6 overall and 2-2 in the league, and bring a two-game win streak into Wednesday's game at Nebraska (10-5, 2-2). Tip is at 7:05 p.m., and the game will air live on KVET Radio (1300 AM) in Central Texas and on the internet via subscription-based Yahoo!Sports (found at www.TexasSports.com). Texas is also in the hunt for its 100th Big 12 regular season victory.
Quick Glance at the Teams
Texas brings a two-game win streak (both Big 12 contests) into tonight's game with Nebraska... The Longhorns stand 8-6 overall and 2-2 in the league, while Nebraska is 10-5, 2-2 ... Texas has been in the "Also Receiving Votes" category of both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Polls the last two weeks - after falling out of the AP poll after 81 straight weeks of rankings and out of the USA Today/ESPN Poll after 80 consecutive weeks, dating back to 2002...Texas defeated No. 24 Missouri, 63-54 on Saturday, holding the Tigers to just one point in the final 11:17 behind double-doubles from freshman post Ashley Lindsey (15 points, 11 rebounds) and junior forward Tiffany Jackson (10 points, 13 rebounds to go with game-best six steals)... The win also moved UT coach Jody Conradt into the No. 3 spot in all-time college basketball wins (men's or women's), surpassing the legendary Adolph Rupp ... Conradt now has 877 career wins and Rupp 876 ... Conradt is now TWO victories shy of tying Dean Smith for the No. 2 spot (No. 1 position held by Pat Summit). The Huskers have dropped their last two Big 12 games, including a 79-57 decision at Iowa State on Saturday and a 64-58 decision to then-No. 24 Missouri last Wednesday... This is the 15th game in the series which is led by Texas (11-3), and UT owns a seven-game win streak.
Texas at 99 Big 12 Regular Season Wins
Texas is ONE conference win away from its 100th Big 12 regular season victory, standing 99-49 overall in league action ... When UT gets that win, the Longhorns will join Texas Tech who leads the league with an all-time Big 12 record of 111-36...Iowa State is fi ve win away from its 100th Big 12 win.
Toughest Schedule in Land Belongs To Texas
UT is No. 8 in RPI: This week, according to the CollegeRPI.com, UT's schedule is rated the toughest in the nation, while the Horns are ranked No. 8 overall in the RPI (up from No. 11 last week)... Texas has faced five Top 25 teams (going 1-4 to date), with New Mexico and George Washington entering the polls after playing Texas... Nebraska stands No. 66 in the RPI, and its schedule is ranked No. 71 nationally.
Home Sweet Home and Looking for First Road Win To date this year,Texas is 6-2 at home, 0-4 in away games and 2-0 at neutral sites... Since the start of 2002-03, Texas is now 50-3 at home (94.3 percent)... Yet, the Longhorns away from Austin this year are just 2-4, with both away wins taking place in Freeport, Bahamas at a neutral site ... Texas is 0-2 in its Big 12 away games so far, losing at Kansas and at No. 4 Baylor.
Texas Stat Leaders
Texas is led by junior Tiffany Jackson who has team-highs of 14.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 44 steals (3.1 spg)... Freshman guard Erika Arriaran (11.1 ppg) and senior guard Nina Norman (9.5 ppg) and freshman post Ashley Lindsey (7.1 ppg) follow ... Lindsey is second in rebounding (5.8 rpg), with Norman third (4.0) and Arriaran fourth (3.4 rpg)... In Big 12 action, Jackson is averaging a double-double with 14.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, and leads the league in steals with 16 (4.0 per game) ... Norman has averages of 13.3 points and 3.0 assists after four league games. Arriaran has made 54 percent of UT's 3-pointers, connecting on a team-high 19 of Texas' 35 treys ... Seniors Norman (8-22) and Daria Mieloszynska (7-26) and along with now-injured rookie Earnesia Williams (1-2) have the other 3-pointers.
The Texas-Nebraska Series
Tonight's game marks the 15th game in the Texas-NU series, which is led by Texas, 11-3 ... The Longhorns have a seven-game win streak in the series ... Nebraska has not defeated Texas since a 60-55 win over the Longhorns at the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City on March 3, 1999 ... Two years ago, UT won in Lincoln, 82-59 on Jan. 28 behind a double-double from then-rookie Tiffany Jackson (22 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two blocks); last year in Austin, No. 17 Texas posted an 83-53 win behind Jackson (19 points, game-high tying eight rebounds) and senior PG Jamie Carey (18 points).. UT led by 19 at halftime (43-24), holding Nebraska to nine first-half field goals... The Cornhuskers finished with 25 turnovers, which tied a season high at that point... Kiera Hardy and Danielle Page scored 13 points apiece to lead Nebraska ... Hardy (22.7 ppg) and Jackson (21.0) had entered the game as the league's two top scorers... Hardy had just four points in the first half...Carey went 5-for-8 from 3-point range, finishing one made 3-pointer shy of her UT career high of six made.
Jackson Strong Against Nebraska
All-America junior Tiffany Jackson, as stated above, has had two strong outings against Nebraska, leading the Longhorns to two wins... As a junior, she collected 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists against the Huskers...As a freshman, she had 22 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in the win over NU, which included a 10-for-11 effort in free throws ... In her two- game totals against NU, Jackson is averaging 20.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and is 11-for-13 in free throws.
Texas, Nebraska in the NCAA Statistics
In the weekly NCAA statistics released on Jan. 17, the Longhorns as a team rank in just one top 10 category - blocks per game ... Texas is No. 9 nationally in blocked shot with 6.1 blocks per game (85) ... The next best category for Texas is steals where the Longhorns rank No. 25 (162, 11.6 steals per game) ... Junior Tiffany Jackson is ranked No. 21 nationally in steals average with 3.1 thefts per game. For Nebraska, the Huskers highest ranks are 32nd in turnovers per game (turning it over just 14.7 times per game) and are ranked 40th in scoring (71.9 ppg). Individually, 6-2 freshman F Kelsey Griffin, last week's Big 12 Rookie of the Week, is 30th nationally in field goal shooting, hitting 55.9 percent of her shots.