Feb. 3, 2012
Complete Texas Game Notes
TEXAS (13-8, 3-6 Big 12) at Iowa State (12-8, 3-6 Big 12)
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 1 p.m. Central
Hilton Coliseum (14,356) Ames, Iowa
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 "The Zone" will broadcast Saturday's game at Iowa State. Jon Madani (pxp) and Carol Ross (analyst) will handle the call.
SERIES: Iowa State leads, 11-10. Last meeting: Texas 62-60 (Jan. 18, 2012; Austin, Texas)
Halfway Point ... At the halfway point of the grueling 18-game Big 12 Conference schedule, the Longhorns are tied for seventh place in the league standings with a 3-6 record. The Horns are 2-3 at home in conference action and 1-3 on the road.
Accuracy from Anderson and Fussell ... Over Texas' last three games, Chassidy Fussell (24-of-45) and Yvonne Anderson (17-of-37) are shooting a combined 50.0 percent (41-of-82) from the field. Additionally, Fussell is 10-of-21 (47.6 percent) from long distance in the same stretch.
Fussell's Career Mark From Beyond the Arc ... Sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell hit a career-best five three-point field goals in Wednesday's game against Kansas State. She had previously connected on four treys in nine games including twice this season against Virginia and Iowa State.
Guards Providing Scoring ... With sophomore Chassidy Fussell and senior Ashleigh Fontenette combining for 40 points in Texas' 64-55 loss to Kansas State (Feb. 1), UT's guards scored 45 of the team's points. Fussell's game-high 23 points were her most since scoring a career-high 30 against Virginia (Nov. 25).
Series vs. Iowa State
Saturday's contest marks the 22nd meeting between Texas and Iowa State. The Longhorns squeaked out a 62-60 win last month in Austin to end their three-game losing skid against the Cyclones. Until last month, UT's last victory over ISU had come just under two years ago on Feb. 15, 2009 (55-52) in Ames when Texas became the only team to win at Hilton Coliseum in the 2008-09 season. Iowa State holds a slim 11-10 advantage in the all-time series and a 2-6 lead when the teams meet in Ames.
Series Quick Facts
Overall Series Record - Iowa State, 11-10
Goestenkors vs. Iowa State - 5-3
Most UT points - 80 (Jan. 11, 2006)
Most ISU points - 87 (Feb. 20, 2001)
Fewest UT points - 47 (Feb. 20, 2001)
Fewest ISU points - 45 (Jan. 17, 2004)
Largest UT margin - 30 (80-50; Jan. 11, 2006)
Largest ISU margin - 40 (87-47; Feb. 20, 2001)
In overtime - Iowa State, 2-0
Flashback: 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 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.
Goestenkors' Iowa State Connection
Gail Goestenkors can trace her coaching roots to Ames, Iowa, where she was a graduate assistant from 1985-86. (In 1986, Texas Women's Basketball made history by defeating Southern California in the national championship game and finishing the season at 34-0 to become the first team in NCAA history to complete a perfect season.) Iowa State was Coach G's first coaching stop after playing collegiately at Saginaw Valley State (1981-85). Following her stint for the Cyclones, Goestenkors went on to become an assistant coach at Purdue (1986-92) before taking over the Duke (1992-2007) and Texas (2007-present) programs.
Anderson's Total Effort
Despite a 75-71 loss at Texas Tech (Jan. 28), senior guard Yvonne Anderson put forth a season-high 40 minutes of offense and defense in Lubbock. She scored 18 points while connecting on a season-high eight FGs and dished out seven assists. On the defensive end, Anderson pulled down five rebounds and collected two steals.
Texas is averaging 15.4 turnovers per game in league games compared to 18.4 in non-conference action. The Longhorns committed a season-low 10 turnovers against Missouri (Jan. 25).