Jan. 25, 2011
Complete game notes
#RV TEXAS (12-7, 1-4 Big 12) at #RV Texas Tech (16-3, 3-2 Big 12)
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 • 7 p.m. Central
United Spirit Arena (15,050) • Lubbock, Texas
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
TELEVISION: None. Live streaming is available through RaiderVision All Access and live stats are available through GameTracker at TexasTech.com.
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 “The Zone” will broadcast Wednesday’s game between Texas and Texas Tech. Jon Madani (pxp) and Carol Ross (analyst) will handle the call.
SERIES: Texas, 58-25. Last meeting: Texas 81-51 (Feb. 7, 2010; Austin)
• FRESHMAN EN FUEGO ... In Big 12 Conference games, freshman guard Chassidy Fussell is averaging a team-best 21.4 ppg compared to 15.8 ppg in Texas’ non-conference contests. Additionally, she is pulling down 5.0 rpg while seeing action in 35.0 mpg during the same stretch. Fussell is the leading freshman scorer in the league with 17.4 ppg on the season and ranks sixth among all league players.
• DEFLECT DOMINATION ... Junior post Ashley Gayle recorded six blocks against Oklahoma State (Jan. 22) to increase her career total to 244. She is just six blocks shy of tying Ashley Lindsey’s 250 blocks, a mark that stands second-best in Texas history. Gayle’s 81 blocks this season place her fifth in UT’s single-season record book where she already holds top billing (103, 2009-10).
• CONSECUTIVE STARTS ... Senior guard Kathleen Nash has started 56 consecutive games for the Longhorns. Her streak dates to March 8, 2009, when she was just a sophomore.
• PLENTY OF POINTS ...
All but two of Texas’ 12 wins this season have been by double-digit margins. The Longhorns are averaging 88.9 ppg and a +28.7 scoring margin in their victories. In all 19 contests, UT is toppling its opponents by +13.7 ppg and putting up 82.3 ppg for a mark that ranks second in the league.
SERIES VS. TEXAS TECH
Wednesday’s contest marks the 84th meeting between Texas and Texas Tech. Texas holds a 58-25 advantage in the all-time series that began on Jan. 15, 1977. The Longhorns swept the Lady Raiders for the first time since 2003 last season with a pair of victories, including a 95-90 double overtime thriller on Jan. 10 in Lubbock followed by an 81-51 decision in Austin on Feb. 7. Texas is 18-15 against Texas Tech when the teams meet in Lubbock.
Series Quick Facts
Overall Series Record - Texas, 58-25
Goestenkors all-time vs. Texas Tech - 7-2
Most UT points - 98 (Dec. 9, 1981)
Most TTU points - 96 (Feb. 5, 1997)
Fewest UT points - 40 (Jan. 28, 1995)
Fewest TTU points - 43 (twice)
Largest UT margin - 48 (96-48; Feb. 17, 1979)
Largest TTU margin - 44 (84-40; Jan. 28, 1995)
In overtime - Texas, 2-1
THE LAST MEETING: VS. TEXAS TECH (FEB. 7, 2010)
Brittainey Raven scored a game-high 22 points to help No. 17 Texas rout Texas Tech 81-51. Raven hit four 3-pointers as the Longhorns shot 50 percent from behind the arc. Kathleen Nash and Cokie Reed each scored 13 points for Texas. Nash helped spark Texas after the half, scoring eight points in the first eight minutes. Raven continued to cut through Texas Tech’s interior defense as the Longhorns jumped out to a 67-45 lead on a fastbreak lay-up with just over five minutes left in the game to seal the win. Texas Tech jumped out to a 17-14 lead on a fastbreak layup by Christine Hyde with just over 10 minutes left in the first half. The advantage was short-lived as the Longhorns went on a 19-2 run over the next five minutes to take a 33-19 lead. Raven led Texas with 13 points in the first half and hit a 3-pointer from the wing as time expired to give the Longhorns a 43-32 advantage at the break.
A CHECK OF THE POLLS
UT is receiving votes in The Associated Press Poll (Jan. 24) for the 11th week of the season. Texas 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. 6/5 Texas A&M (Feb. 27 in Austin), No. 13/14 Oklahoma (Feb. 19 in Norman), No. 23/16 Iowa State (Feb. 21 in Ames) and No. RV/25 Texas Tech (Jan. 26 in Lubbock, March 2 in Austin).
LAST TIME OUT: VS. OKLAHOMA STATE (JAN. 22)
Freshman Chassidy Fussell scored 21 points and Texas got its first Big 12 win with a 63-56 victory over Oklahoma State. Kathleen Nash added 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds, six defensive, for the Longhorns. Ashley Gayle added six crucial blocks in the win. The Longhorns were ahead the entire game, but Oklahoma State rallied to within four on consecutive jumpers by Lakyn Garrison. Nash responded with a 3-pointer to put the Longhorns up 53-46. The Cowgirls made one last rally and with under a minute to play, a layup by Precious Robinson put OSU within four again. The Cowgirls could get no closer. Toni Young had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Cowgirls, who have now lost four of their last five games.
IN THE BIG 12
In the most recent edition of the Big 12 Conference standings (Jan. 23), senior guard Kathleen Nash ranks tied for third in league-only games with 9.6 rpg. Junior post Ashley Gayle stands second in blocked shots (3.8 bpg), while freshman guard Chassidy Fussell is the leading freshman scorer in the conference with 21.4 ppg, an average that is tied for the fourth-best in conference contests.
QUITE A START
Texas was 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.
QUARTET IN DOUBLE DIGITS
Four Longhorns continue to average double-digit scoring: Chassidy Fussell (17.4 ppg), Kathleen Nash (15.4 ppg), Ashleigh Fontenette (13.2 ppg) and Yvonne Anderson (10.9 ppg). Texas is the only team in the Big 12 Conference with three Top 20 scorers in Fussell (sixth), Nash (10th) and Fontenette (19th).
Texas has recorded at least 10 or more steals in nine games, including 13 most recently against Oklahoma State (Jan. 22). Junior guard Ashleigh Fontenette leads the Longhorns with 46 steals and is sixth in the Big 12 Conference (through Jan. 23) 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 nine 20+ point games this year and has led UT in scoring seven times.
BATTLE OF THE BOARDS
Texas’ +20 rebound advantage over Sam Houston State (59-39) marked the second time this season it has out-rebounded its opponent by 20 or more boards. UT’s 59 boards tied its season high originally set against Boston University on Nov. 21. Texas has out-rebounded seven of its opponents by double-digit margins, including a +11 advantage over Oklahoma (Jan. 16, 56-45) most recently. The Longhorns are averaging 45.3 rpg and hold a +3.9 edge over all opponents.