Jan. 17, 2012
Complete Texas Game Notes
TEXAS (11-5, 1-3 Big 12) vs. Iowa State (9-6, 0-4 Big 12)
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 • 8:08 p.m. Central • LHN Frank Erwin Center (16,734) • Austin, Texas
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
TELEVISION: The game will be televised by Longhorn Network. Dave Raymond (pxp) and Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil (analyst) will call the action.
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 "The Zone" will broadcast Wednesday's game again Iowa State. Jon Madani (pxp) and Carol Ross (analyst) will handle the call.
SERIES: Iowa State, 11-9. Last meeting: Iowa State 66-57 [OT] (Feb. 21, 2011; Ames)
• Anderson Dishing it Out ... Senior guard Yvonne Anderson followed her career-high 13 assists performance at Texas A&M with nine more in the following game against Baylor. She ranks second among Big 12 individuals in conference games with 7.5 apg.
• Guardian of the Glass ... Freshman forward Nneka Enemkpali tied her career high with nine rebounds against top-ranked Baylor while playing a season-high 27 minutes. Over the last two games, she is averaging 8.5 rpg. Enemkpali's 6.3 rpg in conference games are the second-most by any league freshman.
• Fussell Piling up the Points ... Sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell recorded back-to-back 20-point games by putting up 22 at Texas A&M and 20 more against Baylor. She has five five 20-point games this season, including a 30-point effort against Virginia (Nov. 25). Fussell is 16-of-38 from the field over the last two games after beginning conference play 5-of-24.
• Moore Returns to the Court ... Sophomore guard Tiffany Moore made her season debut in Sunday's game against Baylor. Moore missed the first 15 games of the season after suffering severe (anaphylactic) allergic reactions. She recorded a pair of rebounds while playing in eight minutes of action.
Series vs. Iowa State
Wednesday's contest marks the 21st meeting between Texas and Iowa State. The Longhorns hold a 6-2 advantage when the teams meet in Austin, but the Cyclones lead the all-time series 11-9 after winning the last three meetings. UT's last victory over ISU came just over two years ago on Feb. 15, 2009 (55-52) in Ames when Texas became the only team to win at Hilton Coliseum in the 2008-09 season.
Series Quick Facts
Overall Series Record - Iowa State, 11-9
Goestenkors vs. Iowa State - 4-3
Most UT points - 80 (Jan. 11, 2006)
Most ISU points - 87 (Feb. 20, 2001)
Fewest UT points - 47 (Feb. 20, 2001)
Fewest ISU points - 45 (Jan. 17, 2004)
Largest UT margin - 30 (80-50; Jan. 11, 2006)
Largest ISU margin - 40 (87-47; Feb. 20, 2001)
In overtime - Iowa State, 2-0
Flashback: at No. 25/23 Iowa State (Feb. 21, 2011)
Chelsea Poppens had a career-high 23 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 25 Iowa State beat Texas 66-57 in overtime at Hilton Coliseum. Anna Prins added 13 points, including four in the extra period, for the Cyclones. Yvonne Anderson had 14 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead Texas. Kathleen Nash led the Longhorns with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Iowa State outscored Texas 12-3 in overtime. Texas' Tiffany Moore tied the score at 52-52 with 1:20 left in regulation before a foul away from the ball sent Poppens to the line where she knocked down both free throws, giving the Cyclones a two-point lead with 28 seconds remaining. Anne Marie Hartung's basket tied the game at 54 before ISU guard Kelsey Bolte misfired on a jump shot as the clock expired. The Cyclones went into the locker room with a halftime lead of 30-29 after a back-and-forth first half that saw seven lead changes and five ties.
Texas Against Ranked Opponents
Texas sports a 2-3 record against AP Top 25 opponents this season. The Longhorns are expected to face three additional ranked opponents a total of four times over the course of the Big 12 Conference regular season - No. 1 Baylor (Feb. 21 in Waco), No. 14 Texas A&M (March 4 in Austin) and No. 17 Texas Tech (Jan. 28 in Lubbock, Feb. 15 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 five 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.
Texas' 7.1 blocks per game rank third nationally (as of Jan. 15) and senior post Ashley Gayle is the fifth-ranked individual with 3.5 bpg. 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 at No. 12/10 Texas A&M.
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 6.6 ppg and 3.3 rpg.
Home vs. Away
The friendly confines of the Frank Erwin Center are advantageous to the Longhorns in more ways than one. Texas averages 72.3 ppg on 43.2 percent shooting and outrebounds its opponent by 6.3 rpg when playing on its home court.
Texas' field-goal percentage defense (.335, 332-992) is ranked 15th nationally among all NCAA Division I teams (as of Jan. 15). The Longhorns' last two non-conference opponents shot a combined 19.7 percent (27-of-137) from the field, while seven of their last eight opponents have shot just 30.7% (156-of-508) from the field.