Oklahoma State (6-12, 0-7) vs. Texas (10-7, 4-3)
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006: 3 p.m. (Central)
at the Frank Erwin Center (capacity 16,775), Austin, Texas
Game Day Information & Quick Facts
TV: FSNSW (FOX Sports Southwest): Brian Anderson (play-by-play); Brenda Van Lengen (color analyst
Radio: Texas: KVET Radio/Sports Radio 1300 (1300 AM), Austin; KGFY Radio (105.5 FM-Stillwater) Texas
Internet Video: via TexasSports.com on subscription-based Texas.SportsTV
Teams at A Glance
National Rankings: Texas is "also receiving votes" in both AP and USA Today/ESPN Poll
All-Time Series Record: 22nd meeting: Texas leads series, 18-3
Texas' Home/Away/Neutral Record vs. OSU: 9-1 at home; 7-2 away; 2-0 at neutral sites
Series Streak: +11, Texas Last Oklahoma State Win: 71-69, Jan, 12, 2000 (at Stillwater, Okla.)
Last Year: #12/11 Texas 63, OSU 42 (Jan. 15, Austin); #13 Texas 79, OSU 46 (Feb. 19, Stillwater)
Texas Coach Jody Conradt (Baylor '63): 37th year overall: 1,163 games: 879-284 (.756); 30th year at Texas: 984 games: 762-222 (.774)
OSU Head Coach Kurt Budke: 13th season overall (Juco and Division I): 359-59 (.859); 1st year at Oklahoma State: 18 games: 6-12 (.333)
Jody Conradt vs. Oklahoma State: 18-3
Purchase at TexasBoxOffice.com or call 512-471-3333 or 1-800-982-BEVO. For charge-by-phone, you can call 512-477-6060. Tickets can be purchased in person at the following locations: Bellmont Hall Athletics Ticket Office (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m-4 p.m. Central); and at any Texas Box Office location, including the Frank Erwin Center (Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and game days prior to tipoff) or at Austin area H-E-B stores.
Team Day: $2 general admission for all coaches and players wearing team jerseys. National Girls & Women in Sports Day: All girls and women wearing any team t-shirt or jersey will receive $2 general admission!
Ultimate Assist: Get half-price admission to Texas Basketball! Redeem specially marked Sprite cans at the Erwin Center south box office one hour prior to tip-off for half-price admission to any Texas men's or women's home basketball game. Mezzanine seating only, limit two per can. Not valid with any other offer. Offer expires February 28, 2006.
Texas Students: Win dinner for two at Matt's El Rancho! Wear your O-Zone T-shirt (prizes awarded pre-game).
Quick Glance at the Teams
Texas enters today's game standing 10-7 overall and 4-3 in the Big 12, while Oklahoma State is 6-12 overall, 0-7 in the league... The Longhorns are 7-4 in their last 11 games and saw their four-game win streak broken Wednesday with a 75-57 setback at Oklahoma Wednesday night ... Texas has won 30 consecutive games at home (a league best) against Big 12 opponents ... Texas has been in the "Also Receiving Votes" category of both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Polls the last three 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...Oklahoma State is under the direction of first-year head coach Kurt Budke, while former UT point guard Kenya Larkin (2000-02) serves as a first-year assistant coach ... The Cowgirls have lost seven straight and last played on Wednesday night, losing at home to Texas Tech (61-51) ... This will be the 22nd meeting between these two squads... In all-time games against OSU, Texas leads the series, 18-3 and holds an 11-game win streak in the series.
Texas Basketball Family Day
The Longhorn basketball program welcomes all family members and friends of the players, coaches and support staff who are here today for "Family Day" and thanks everyone for their tremendous support. The families will be recognized at halftime today.
Toughest Schedule in Land Belongs To Texas
According to the most recent RPI rankings (Jan. 26) on CollegeRPI.com, UT's schedule is rated the toughest in the nation, while the Horns are ranked No. 9 overall in the RPI ... Texas has faced six Top 25 teams (going 1-5 to date), with New Mexico and George Washington entering the polls after playing Texas ... UT's schedule has been rated first-second-or third-toughest all year long ... Oklahoma State's RPI is 155th, with a schedule rated 51st nationally.
Conradt Ties Dean Smith for No. 2 Victory Spot
Sunday's win (Jan. 22) over Kansas State moved Texas head coach Jody Conradt into a tie with retired and legendary men's basketball coach Dean Smith for No. 2 in all-time collegiate basketball wins (men's or women's)... Conradt and Smith both have 879 victories ... Tennessee's Pat Summit stands first in all-time victories with 900.
Home Sweet Home- 30 Straight Big 12 Wins at Erwin Center
Texas brings a 30-game conference homecourt win streak into today's game, which dates back to the 2001-02 season ... UT's last Big 12 loss at home was to Kansas State on Jan. 30, 2001 when the No. 9 Wildcats posted an 80-76 double OT win over the No. 14 Horns ... To date this year, Texas is 7-2 at home, 1-5 in away games and 2-0 at neutral sites... Since the start of 2002-03, Texas is now 51-3 at home (94.4 percent).
Texas Notches 101 Big 12 Regular Season Wins
Texas stands 101-50 (.670) in all-time league victories ... Texas and Texas Tech (113 wins) are the only schools to notch 100-plus wins in Big 12 regular season action.
Texas Stat Leaders
Texas is led in scoring by junior F Tiffany Jackson (14.8 ppg), freshman G Erika Arriaran (10.9) and senior PG Nina Norman (9.3 ppg) ... Jackson paces the club in rebounding (9.1 ppg) and steals (51, 3.0 spg), while Arriaran is first in assists (39, 2.4 apg) and 3-pointers made (23) ... Freshman Ashley Lindsey is second in rebounding (5.3 rpg), with Norman and senior Daria Mieloszynska tied for third (3.9 rpg) ... In the Big 12 league stats, the versatile Jackson ranks No. 1 in steals (3.83 spg) and is 2nd in double-doubles (4) and offensive rebounds (4.33/game), third in overall rebounding (11.3 rpg) and fourth in scoring (17.0 ppg) and defensive rebounds (7.0/game)...Norman has averages of 10.8 points and Arriaran is at 9.3 ppg in league action. Arriaran has made 54 percent of UT's 3-pointers, connecting on a team-high 23 of Texas' 43 treys ... She also leads the club in free throw percentage (.893, 25-28)... Freshman post Aubry Cook has put up strong numbers in the last few games, averaging 7.3 points per game in league play with 3.7 rpg.
About Oklahoma State
The Cowgirls' 6-4 junior Whitney Pegram brings her 15.7 ppg and 5.2 rpg averages into the game ... Pegram also has 54 blocks (3.0 bpg), ranking No. 9 nationally in blocks ... She has two 30-point efforts to her credit and has scored in double figures in 13 games this season... Freshman forward Shaunte Smith (11.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg) and junior guard Brisa Silva (8.2 ppg, 36 3-pointers) follow in the stat columns ... The Cowgirls, who are 0-5 on the road this season, are looking to snap a 14-game skid against Big 12 schools ... A win would be just OSU's second ever in Austin... Oklahoma State's last win against UT came on Jan. 12, 2000 at home, while its lone road win was a 69-66 triumph on Feb. 25, 1998.
Texas-Oklahoma State Series
Texas and OSU will be meeting for the 22nd time in history, with the Longhorns holding an 18-3 edge in series action with an 11-game win streak ...The 11-game win streak is the longest active win streak Texas holds against any Big 12 opponent ... UT stopped OSU twice last year: on Jan. 15 (63-42) in Austin and again on Feb. 19 (79-46) in Stillwater ... In all-time games played in Austin, Texas is 9-1; in away games, the Horns are 7-2 and at a neutral site, 2-0 against the Cowgirls.
TJ Averages Big 12 Double-Double ...
In the Big 12 stats, Tiffany Jackson is one of only three players (Baylor's Sophia Young and Paris) to be averaging a double-double in league play. Jackson has 17.0 pppg and 11.3 rpg in the league, and is first in steals with 3.8 steals per game average.
...and TJ Posts Big Numbers vs. OSU
In four prior games against Oklahoma State, junior Tiffany Jackson has 62 points and 30 rebounds and is 20-for-24 from the foul line ... Jackson is averaging a 15.5 points and 7.5 boards against the Cowgirls... Last year, Jackson had 20 points, seven rebounds and six steals when the Horn beat OSU in Austin (63-42).. She then picked up a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds (with a 9-10 effort in free throws) in UT's 79-46 win at Stillwater on Feb. 19.
Next Up: at Texas Tech on ESPNU
The Longhorns have another tough road battle ahead of them on Wednesday, Feb. 1 when they face Texas Tech in Lubbock .. That game has an EARLY START (5 p.m. Central) and will air on ESPNU TV .... It also will be broadcast on KVET Radio (1300 AM) in Central Texas, and via the internet at www.TexasSports.com on subscription-based audio (Yahoo!Sports).