Texas (11-8, 5-4) at Colorado (7-14, 2-7)
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006: 1 p.m. (Central)
at the Coors Event Center, Boulder, Colo.
Game Day Information & Quick Facts
TV: FSN: Kevin Eschenfelder (play-by-play); Debbie Antonelli (color analyst)
Radio: Texas: KVET Radio/Sports Radio 1300 (1300 AM), Austin; KKZN 760 AM (Boulder)
Teams at A Glance
National Rankings: Texas is "also receiving votes" in the Associated Press Poll
All-Time Series Record: 15th meeting: Texas leads series, 11-3
Texas' Home/Away/Neutral Record vs. Colorado: 5-1 at home; 4-1 away; 2-1 at neutral sites
Series Streak: +6, Texas Last Year: #13 Texas 83, Colorado 40 (Feb. 23, 2005, Austin, Texas)
Last Colorado Win: Feb. 19, 2000 (Colorado 79, Texas 75, at Boulder)
Texas Coach Jody Conradt (Baylor '63): 37th year overall: 1,166 games: 880-286 (.755); 30th year at Texas: 987 games: 763-224 (.773)
Colorado Head Coach Kathy McConnell-Miller: 7th season overall: 199 games: 97-102 (.487); 1st year at Colorado: 7-14 (.333) Jody Conradt vs. Colorado: 11-3
Quick Glance at the Teams
Texas enters today's game standing 11-8 overall and 5-4 in the Big 12, while Colorado is 7-14 overall, 2-7 in the league... The Longhorns are 8-5 in their last 13 games, 5-2 in their last seven... Texas last played on Wednesday, losing at Texas Tech 84-63 ... Junior Tiffany Jackson picked up her seventh double-double (fifth in last seven games) with 19 points and 12 rebounds, playing all 40 minutes ... Texas is in the "Also Receiving Votes" category of the Associated Press Top 25 for the fourth straight week, and this week fell out of the votes category in the USA Today/ESPN Polls after three weeks ... This 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...Colorado, 2-8 in their last 10 games, is coming off Wednesday's 77-71 win over Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.... Today marks the is the 15th game in this series, which is led by Texas, 11-3 ... The Longhorns have a five-game win streak in the series.
To date this year, Texas is 7-2 at home, 1-6 in away games and 2-0 at neutral sites... The one away game win took place at Nebraska (70-62) on Jan. 18 ... The two neutral court wins were UT's wins in the Junkanoo Jam tourney in the Bahamas on Thanksgiving weekend ... Since the start of 2002-03, Texas stands 52-3 at home (94.5 percent);away from Austin, the Horns have won 40 times (23 in actual away games, 17 times on a neutral court) with 25 losses.
Texas Notches 102 Big 12 Regular Season Wins
Texas stands 102-51 (.667) in all-time league victories - second-best all-time ... Texas and Texas Tech (114 wins) are the only schools to notch 100-plus wins in Big 12 regular season action (see chart, pg. 5).
Fourth Toughest Schedule in Land Belongs To Texas
According to the most recent RPI rankings (Feb. 3) on CollegeRPI.com, UT's schedule is rated the fourth toughest in the nation, while the Horns are ranked No. 18 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-through-fourth toughest all year long ... The NCAA released its first set of public RPI ratings on Thursday, February 2nd... In that RPI, Texas stood No. 11.
Texas Stat Leaders
Texas is led in scoring by junior F Tiffany Jackson (14.6 ppg), freshman G Erika Arriaran (10.9) and senior PG Nina Norman (9.2 ppg) ... Jackson paces the club in rebounding (8.9 ppg) and steals (53, 2.8 spg) ... Norman is first in assists (46, 2.4 apg) and Arriaran is second in assists (42, 2.2 apg) and first in 3-pointers made (25) ... Freshman Ashley Lindsey is second in rebounding (5.4 rpg) and tied for fifth in scoring with freshman Aubry Cook (5.9 ppg) ... Arriaran has made 50 percent of UT's 3-pointers, connecting on a team-high 25 of Texas' 50 treys ... She also leads the club in free throw percentage (.893, 25-28). In the Big 12 league stats, the versatile Jackson ranks in the top 10 in these categories: No. 1 in steals (25, 2.8 spg); double-doubles (2nd with 5); overall rebounding (3rd, 10.3 rpg); defensive rebounds (3th, 7.1/game); offensive rebounds (tied 6th, 3.2/game); scoring (8th, 15.3 ppg); minutes played (10th, 35.1 mpg) ... .Norman has averages of 10.4 points and Arriaran is at 10.0 ppg in league action.
Texas and Colorado meet for the 15th time in history, with the Longhorns holding an 11-3 edge in series action ... Texas has a six-game win streak in the series... The last Colorado win came seven seasons ago - a 79-75 win in Boulder on Feb. 19, 2000 ... In all-time games played in Austin, Texas is 5-1; in away games, the Horns are 4-1 and at a neutral site, 2-1 against the Buffs. Last year, Texas won in Austin, 83-40, behind then-seniors Heather Schreiber (17 points) and Jamie Carey (16 points) along with then-sophomore Tiffany Jackson (14 points, 6 rebs., 6 steals) ... UT forced 20 first-half turnovers to quickly run away with the game...CU finished with 27 turnovers and Texas had 17 steals in the contest... UT shot 53 percent from the floor and limited the Buffs to 23 percent shooting.. ing... Texas led at the break, 48-22 ... Colorado was paced by Jackie McFarland's 13 points.
Jackson Strong vs. Colorado
In two prior showings against the Buffs, Tiffany Jackson has totaled 24 points and 17 rebounds.... As a freshmen, Jackson had 10 points and 11 rebounds ... Last year, as mentioned, she finished with 14 points, six boards and a game-high six steals.
Conradt No. 2 in All-Time College BB Wins
The Jan. 22nd win 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), and Conradt passed Smith on Saturday (Jan. 28) when UT defeated Oklahoma State... Conradt now has 880 victories, while Smith has 879...Tennessee's Pat Summit stands first in all-time victories with 902.
Streaks and Trends for the Horns
This season, the 11-8 Longhorns have got the get to the boards to be successful ... UT is 9-0 when out-rebounding its opponent (4-0 in the Big 12), 1-2 when tying the opponent on the boards, and 1-6 when being out-rebounded (0-3 in the Big 12) ... The free throw line is UT's friend as well... Texas is 9-0 (3-0 in the Big 12) when making more or the same free throws as the opponent, and 2-8 (2-4 in the league) when it makes less free throws than the opposition... Additionally, it does not bode well for the young Longhorns to trail at halftime... When ahead at the half, UT has maintained its lead, going 8-1 in those games (3-0 in Big 12); when trailing at the break, however, UT has mounted only three comebacks in 10 games of trailing at intermission (2-4 in the Big 12).
TJ Averages Big 12 Double-Double
In the Big 12 stats, Tiffany Jackson is one of only fourplayers (along with Baylor's Sophia Young, Texas Tech's LaToya Davis and Oklahoma's Courtney Paris) to be averaging a double-double in league play... Jackson has 15.3 pppg and 10.3 rpg in the league to go with her league-leading 2.8 steals per game ... Jackson stands No. 3 in Big 12 rebounding and eighth in scoring.
UT's Big 12 Stat Leaders
After eight Big 12 games, All-America junior Tiffany Jackson ranks in the top 10 in seven different league stat catagories: steals (1st with 25, 2.8 spg); double-doubles (2nd with 5); overall rebounding (3rd, 10.3 rpg); defensive rebounds (3th, 7.1/game); offensive rebounds (tied 6th, 3.2/game); scoring (8th, 15.3 ppg); minutes played (10th, 35.1 mpg) ... She also is 12th in free throw pct. (46-64, .719) and blocked shots (12th, 1.1 bpg) In single-game efforts, Jackson's 17 rebounds against Iowa State (Jan. 17) is tied for the second-best single-game rebounding total, while her eight steals against ISU is a league high... Her 13-for-17 free throw line against Texas Tech (Feb. 1) is the league high for single game free throws made and taken. Freshman post Ashley Lindsey is No. 6 in blocked shots (14, 1.6), while freshman Erika Arriaran is No. 8 in steals (17, 1.89 spg) and No. 12 in 3-pointers made per game (1.6) ... Senior Daria Mieloszynska's six treys against ISU are tied for the single-game high in league action. Senior guard Nina Norman is No. 11 in steals (1.8 spg), tied for No. 13 in assist average (3.0) and No. 25 in scoring (10.4 ppg).
In the team statistics, the 5-4 Longhorns are one of the league's top defensive squads, but do not match those rankings offensively ... UT is No. 3 in overall rebounds (31.2 rpg), No. 3 in blocks (5.44 bpg), No. 3 in steals (9.8 spg), No. 3 in defensive rebounds (26/game), No. 3 in offensive rebounds (14.7/game), No. 5 in field goal pct. defense (opponents shooting .391), No. 5 in turnover margin (+0.33, 16.6 per game to opponents' 16.9) and ... Offensively, the Longhorns are No. 6 in scoring (63.7 ppg), No. 7 in scoring margin (+1.0), No. 7 in scoring defense (allowing 63.6 ppg), No. 8 in field goal pct. (.399) and No. 8 in free throw pct. (.672) ... UT sits No. 10 in 3-point pct. (.310), No. 10 in assist/turnover ratio (+0.64), No. 11 in assists (10.6 apg), tied for No. 11 in 3-pointers per game (3.13) and last in 3-pointers made per game (3.0).