Jan. 20, 2012
Complete Texas Game Notes
Complete Oklahoma Game Notes
TEXAS (12-5, 2-3 Big 12) at Oklahoma (11-5, 3-2 Big 12)
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 • 11 a.m. Central • FSN
Lloyd Noble Center (12,000) • Norman, Okla.
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally by FSN. Brenda VanLengen (pxp) and Cindy Stein (analyst) will call the action.
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 “The Zone” will broadcast Saturday’s game at Oklahoma. Jon Madani (pxp) and Carol Ross (analyst) will handle the call.
SERIES: Texas, 22-18. Last meeting: Oklahoma 91-62 (Feb. 19, 2011; Norman, Okla.)
• Thirty Thrice ... Senior guard Yvonne Anderson has passed out 30 assists in Texas’ last three games against Texas A&M (Jan. 11), Baylor (Jan. 15) and Iowa State (Jan. 18), and enters Saturday’s game at Oklahoma averaging 10.0 apg over the three-game stretch. Overall, Anderson is averaging a league-best 7.6 apg in conference games.
• Fussell Leading Scoring Effort ... Sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell led Texas’ scoring effort for the 10th time in 17 games when she put up 20 points against the Cyclones for her third-straight 20-point game. She matched her career-best of four made 3FGs and also pulled down a game-high seven rebounds.
• Raining Threes ... The Longhorns matched their season-high nine 3-point field goals Wednesday night against Iowa State. Texas is averaging 4.4 3FGs per game in Big 12 Conference action while OU leads the league with 6.8 pg.
• Enemkpali Earns First Career Start ... Freshman forward Nneka Enemkpali made her first appearance in Texas’ starting lineup against Iowa State for injured starter Cokie Reed (right lower-leg strain, day-to-day). Enemkpali swatted a career-high four blocks while adding four points and four rebounds in the win.
Series vs. Oklahoma
Saturday’s contest marks the 41st meeting between Red River rivals Texas and Oklahoma. Texas holds a 22-18 advantage in the all-time series that began with five-straight UT victories on Nov. 17, 1979, in Norman. The Longhorns last victory in the series was a 75-57 decision at the Lloyd Noble Center on Feb. 3, 2010. The Sooners have since won the last three contests. OU holds a slight 9-8 edge when the teams meet in Norman.
Flashback: at No. 14/15 Oklahoma (Feb. 19, 2011)
Whitney Hand scored 23 points, Aaryn Ellenburg had 21 and Oklahoma cruised to a 91-62 victory over Texas. Danielle Robinson added 12 points and freshman center Nicole Griffin scored 11 to help the Sooners to their largest win against the Longhorns. Kathleen Nash and Chassidy Fussell scored 17 points each for Texas, and Tiffany Moore added a season-high 13 points. The Sooners, who led 46-30 at halftime, shot 55 percent (36 for 66) overall - including 7 for 12 on 3-pointers. Texas was at 35 percent (17 for 49) and committed 25 turnovers.
Last Time Out: vs. Iowa State (Jan. 18, 2012)
Yvonne Anderson sunk a floater in the lane with less than one second left in the game to send the Texas Women’s Basketball team to a 62-60 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night at the Frank Erwin Center. In a game that saw eight ties and 12 lead changes, UT went ahead with 8:30 to play and never relinquished the lead to the Cyclones. Chassidy Fussell led all scorers with 20 points and added seven rebounds to lead the Longhorns. Anderson finished with 14 points, eight assists and four steals. Nikki Moody, Hallie Christofferson and Brynn Williamson all finished in double figures with 14, 13 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Cyclones. Buzzer Beater Senior guard Yvonne Anderson sank a 10-foot floater with 0.7 seconds remaining to lift Texas to a 62-60 victory over Iowa State (Jan. 18). With the game tied 60-60 and 13.4 seconds to go, UT routed the ball to Anderson for the game-winning shot. Anderson was 6-for-8 from the field while contributing eight assists on the night.
What’s the Difference?
The big statistical difference in Texas’ 12 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 52.4 points per contest and a combined .303 percent FG shooting, while outrebounding the opponent by +7.4.
Moore Returns to the Court
Sophomore guard Tiffany Moore made her season debut against Baylor on Jan. 15. Moore missed the first 15 games of the season after suffering severe (anaphylactic) allergic reactions. The 2010 McDonald’s All-American’s first game back included a pair of rebounds in eight minutes of action after just two practices.
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 2.6 rpg.
Hartung’s Marked Improvement
To say that sophomore forward Anne Marie Hartung’s game has seen a marked improvement this season would be an understatement. Hartung has made statistical improvements in points per game, rebounds per game, steals per game and minutes per game.