Jan. 21, 2011
Complete game notes
TEXAS (11-7, 0-4 Big 12) vs. Oklahoma State (13-4, 1-3 Big 12)
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 • 5 p.m. Central • LSN
Frank Erwin Center (16,734) • Austin, Texas
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
TELEVISION: The game will be televised by the Longhorn Sports Network (TWC Ch. 888 in Austin). Kevin Eschenfelder (pxp) and Chris Plonsky (analyst) will call the action.
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 “The Zone” will broadcast Saturday’s game between Texas and Oklahoma State. Jon Madani (pxp) and Carol Ross (analyst) will handle the call.
SERIES: Texas leads, 23-9. Last meeting: Oklahoma State 73-72 [OT] (Feb. 24, 2010; Stillwater, Okla.)
GAME DAY PROMOTIONS
• Family Day: Families of the 2010-11 Texas Women’s Basketball team roster and staff will be recognized at halftime.
• Food Drive: With the donation of five canned goods, receive a voucher for one $2 general admission ticket and a coupon for one free Whataburger.
• Longhorns Kids Court: Youth 18 & under can enjoy inflatables, face painting, basketball goals and more for FREE. Located in the Denton Cooley Pavilion, doors open 90 minutes before tip.
• STREAKIN’ ...
• FRESHMAN EN FUEGO ... In Big 12 Conference games, freshman guard Chassidy Fussell is averaging a team-best 21.5 ppg compared to 15.8 ppg in Texas’ non-conference contests. Additionally, she is pulling down 5.3 rpg while seeing action in 34.8 mpg during the same stretch. Fussell is the leading freshman scorer in the league with 17.2 ppg on the season and ranks sixth among all league players.
Senior guard Kathleen Nash
has connected on 22 consecutive free throw attempts dating back to a 6-of-6 performance against USF (Dec. 20). Nash’s Big 12-best 92.4 percent from the charity stripe ranks sixth nationally.
• HOW’S THIS FOR A START? ... Texas is the only team in the Big 12 Conference that faced three ranked opponents in its first four contests. After beginning league play at Missouri, UT hosted top-ranked Baylor, No. 15/14 Oklahoma and visited No. 6/5 Texas A&M.
• PLENTY OF POINTS ... All but one of Texas’ 11 wins this season have been by double-digit margins. The Longhorns are averaging 91.3 ppg and a +30.6 scoring margin in their victories. In all 18 contests, UT is toppling its opponents by +14.1 ppg and putting up 83.3 ppg for a mark that ranks fifth nationally.
SERIES VS. OKLAHOMA STATE
Saturday’s contest marks the 33rd meeting between state-border foes Texas and Oklahoma State. Texas holds a 23-9 advantage in the all-time series that began on Mar. 11, 1977, with an 80-79 UT win at the AIAW Regionals in Monroe, La. The two teams have split their regular-season series for the last three seasons, with each team winning its game at home in 2010. The Longhorns hold a 12-3 all-time advantage in Austin.
Series Quick Facts
Overall Series Record - Texas, 23-9
Goestenkors all-time vs. Oklahoma State - 4-4
Most UT points - 91 (Feb. 5, 2009)
Most OSU points - 82 (Jan. 3, 1998)
Fewest UT points - 52 (twice)
Fewest OSU points - 42 (Jan. 15, 2005)
Largest UT margin - 34 (90-56; Feb. 9, 2002)
Largest OSU margin - 21 (82-61; Jan. 3, 1998)
In overtime - Tied, 1-1
THE LAST MEETING: AT OKLAHOMA STATE (FEB. 24, 2010)
Andrea Riley scored Oklahoma State’s final 17 points in regulation and Megan Byford’s free throw in overtime helped the No. 23 Cowgirls beat No. 14 Texas 73-72. Riley finished with 33 points, but struggled from the field in the first half and through the first 14 minutes of the second half before a late surge helped stop Oklahoma State’s five-game losing streak. Brittainey Raven led Texas with 17 points. Earnesia Williams scored 16, Ashleigh Fontenette chipped in 15 and Yvonne Anderson scored 11 off the bench for the Longhorns. Texas took a 14-point lead with 7:24 remaining when Raven knocked down a pair of free throws. Cunningham got a steal and a layup with 6:30 left before Riley took over. Less than 5 minutes after Cunningham’s layup, Riley hit a shot in the paint -- her 14th straight point--that pulled Oklahoma State within 2 points. Fontenette hit a free throw to put Texas ahead by 3 before Riley’s 28-footer tied the game with 3 seconds left.
A CHECK OF THE POLLS
UT is receiving votes in The Associated Press Poll (Jan. 17) for the 10th week of the season. UT is scheduled to meet five additional foes that are currently ranked in the polls during Big 12 Conference action: No. 1/1 Baylor (Feb. 12 in Waco), No. 7/5 Texas A&M (Jan. 19 in College Station, Feb. 27 in Austin), No. 15/14 Oklahoma (Feb. 19 in Norman), No. 17/16 Iowa State (Feb. 21 in Ames) and No. RV/25 Texas Tech (Jan. 26 in Lubbock, March 2 in Austin).
LAST TIME OUT: AT NO. 6/5 TEXAS A&M (JAN. 19)
Danielle Adams had a career-high 34 points and 12 rebounds as No. 6 Texas A&M claimed its 10th straight win, an 80-65 victory over rival Texas on Wednesday night. The Longhorns led 33-29 at halftime and were ahead by nine points with about 15 minutes remaining. Adams gave the Aggies their first lead of the second half with a 3-pointer with 11 minutes left that made it 48-45. That shot capped a 14-2 run for Texas A&M in a four-minute stretch that was aided by six turnovers by Texas. Texas A&M had built its lead to seven before the Longhorns got within four with 6 minutes to go. The Aggies scored seven straight points to push the lead to 72-61 about three minutes later. Freshman Chassidy Fussell scored a career-high 26 points for the Longhorns and senior Kathleen Nash recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
IN THE BIG 12
In the most recent edition of the Big 12 Conference standings (Jan. 20), senior guard Kathleen Nash ranks second in league-only games with 10.3 rpg. Junior post Ashley Gayle stands second in blocked shots (3.3 bpg), while freshman guard Chassidy Fussell is the leading freshman scorer in the conference with 21.5 ppg, an average that is tied for the third-best in conference contests.
PILING UP THE POINTS
In eight games played at the Frank Erwin Center this year, Texas is averaging 91.6 ppg and a +27.3 scoring margin against its opponents. In all games, Texas is averaging 83.3 ppg for a mark that stands second in the Big 12 Conference.
QUARTET IN DOUBLE DIGITS
Four Longhorns continue to average double-digit scoring: Chassidy Fussell (17.2 ppg), Kathleen Nash (15.7 ppg), Ashleigh Fontenette (13.8 ppg) and Yvonne Anderson (11.1 ppg). Texas is the only team in the Big 12 Conference with three Top 20 scorers in Fussell (sixth), Nash (10th) and Fontenette (18th).
Texas has recorded at least 10 or more steals in eight games. Junior guard Ashleigh Fontenette leads the Longhorns with 43 steals and is tied for sixth in the Big 12 Conference (through Jan. 20) with 2.4 spg.
Texas’ defense held Sam Houston State to just 17 points in the first half on Jan. 2, marking a season-low for a UT opponent. The Longhorns held San Diego to 18 points in the first half in the previous game on Dec. 30.
Freshman guard Chassidy Fussell and senior guard Kathleen Nash have each recorded double-figure scoring in all but one game played this season for the Longhorns. Fussell leads Texas with eight 20+ point games this year and has led UT in scoring six times.