Game #25: Kansas (7-16, 1-9 in Big 12) at Texas (16-8, 5-5)
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 · 5 p.m. CT
Frank Erwin Center (capacity 16,755) · Austin, Texas
Game Day Information & Quick Facts
TV: FSNSW (FOX Sports Net Southwest): Brian Anderson, play-by-play; Andrea Lloyd-Curry, color analyst
RADIO: There will be no over-the-air broadcast. Fans attending the Texas-Kansas game at the Erwin Center can tune into the game on 87.7 FM from their seats.
Teams at A Glance
National Rankings: Texas is in the "also receiving votes" in this week's Associated Press Poll and USA Today/ESPN Poll
Texas Head Coach Jody Conradt (Baylor '63): 38th year overall: 1,199 games: 898-301 (.749); 31st year at Texas: 1,020 games: 781-239 (.766)
Kansas Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson (St. Cloud State '86): 10th year overall at Division I:
301 games: 194-107 (.645); 3rd year at KU: 81 games: 36-45 (.440)
All-Time Series Record: 17th meeting: Texas leads, 10-6
Texas' Home/Away/Neutral Record vs. Kansas: 4-2 at home; 3-4 away; 3-0 at neutral sites
Series Win Streak: +1, Kansas
Last Year's Meeting: Kansas 70, No. 18/23 Texas 61 (Jan. 3, 2006 in Lawrence, Kan.)
Conradt All-Time vs. Kansas: 10-6
Texas enters tonight's game with a 16-8 overall record and a 5-5 mark in Big 12 play, while Kansas is 7-16 overall and 1-9 in the league (12th) ... Entering Saturday's Big 12 contests, Texas is in a three-way tie for fifth in the Big 12 with Iowa State and Texas Tech; there is a three-way tie for first in the league as Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas A&M are 8-2, and Baylor is fourth (at 7-3). ... UT is 9-5 in its last 14 games, 12-3 at home this season overall and 3-2 in Big 12 action in Austin.
The Longhorns saw their two-game win streak snapped in Stillwater on Wednesday as Oklahoma State handed the Longhorns a 77-58 setback, as UT shot a season-low .290 from the floor (20-69)... The Jayhawks ended their nine-game Big 12 losing streak on Tuesday with a 70-68 overtime victory at Colorado.
This will be the 17th game between Texas and KU, with Texas leading the series, 10-6 ... UT is 6-1 against the Jayhawks in the last seven meetings, as Kansas snapped Texas' six-game series win streak last year with a 70-61 win (Jan. 3) at KU.
Horns' Roller Coaster Ride
Texas is 3-3 in its last six games, and 6-4 in its last 10... Three of those wins, however, have come against Top 25 opponents - 64-61 over No. 10 Purdue (Jan. 7), a 64-45 win over No. 17/18 Texas A&M (64-45, Jan. 21) and a 67-62 win over No. 9/8 Oklahoma (Jan. 31)- all in Austin ... Texas is 3-4 against the Top 25 to date, and 2-1 against top 10-ranked squads.
Home Sweet Home in Midst of Key Road Stretch
This is UT's only home game in a stretch of five conference games, with the four others at Kansas State (W), at Oklahoma State (L), at No. 12/9 Oklahoma (Monday night, Feb. 12) and at No. 15/15 Baylor (Sunday, Feb. 18) ... Tonight marks the 16th time in 25 games that the Longhorns will play at home at the Frank Erwin Center... Nine of Texas' first 11 games, and 11 of the first 15 were at home ... UT is 12-3 at home to date... Yet, the Longhorns have compiled a 4-5 record away from Austin - going 3-5 in away games and 1-0 at a neutral site... In Big 12 action, the Longhorns are 3-2 at home and 2-3 in away contests.
Jackson Tied for Fifth in UT Career Rebounding, Sixth in Scoring, Approaching 1,000 Boards
All-America senior forward Tiffany Jackson is just 34 rebounds shy of 1,000 career rebounds, as the 6-3 senior has pulled down 966 in her career in 115 games ... Jackson, fifth in Texas career rebound average (8.4 rpg), will become just the FOURTH player in UT's illustrious history to reach the 1,000-rebound milestone ... Currently, Jackson is tied for No. 5 in all-time Texas rebounds with former All-America great Annette Smith-Knight (1981-86) ... Jackson is 17 rebounds shy of tying Cinietra Henderson for the No. 4 spot (983, 1988-93).
Jackson also has registered 1,811 career points, ranking No. 6 in all-time scoring... Jackson needs 20 points to tie Vicki Hall (1988-93, 1,831 points) for No. 5 and 172 points to tie Henderson (1,983) for No. 4 honors... Jackson has an outside chance to reach the 2,000-point milestone as well, needing 189 more points to hit that mark; if she does, she will be the fourth Texas player to reach 2,000 points and the FIRST in Texas history to register 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career.
Conradt Closes in on 900
Already the No. 2 all-time winningest men's OR women's college basketball coach in history, Jody Conradt needs two more victories to join the illustrious 900-victory plateau... Only one collegiate hoops coach has registered 900-plus wins- Tennessee's Pat Summitt (with 935).
Texas Stat Leaders
All-America candidate and 6-3 senior F Tiffany Jackson continues as Texas' scoring (18.0 ppg), rebounding (9.0 rpg), blocks (1.2) and steals (2.6) leader and is coming off her ninth double-double of the year as she notched 14 points and 10 boards against Oklahoma State on Wednesday ... With sophomore G Erika Arriaran (10.5 ppg) out with her ACL injury, UT's second-leading scorer is redshirt freshman F Earnesia Williams (8.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg)... She is followed by freshman PG Carla Cortijo (7.6 ppg, team-high 4.3 apg), junior G Erneisha Bailey (7.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg), freshman G Brittainey Raven (7.1 ppg)... In Big 12 stats, Jackson leads the leage in steals (2.5 spg), is fourth in rebounding (9.0) and seventh in scoring (15.8), while Cortijo is second in league assist average (5.0 apg).
A Look at Kansas
Kansas is coming off its first conference victory after defeating Colorado, 70-68, in overtime Tuesday on the road ... Kansas is led by freshman G Kelly Kohn (9.9 ppg, team-high 37 3's), senior G Shaquina Mosley (9.0 ppg, 3.7 apg), freshman F Danielle McCray (8.9 ppg), sophomore F Marija Zinic (6.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg) and junior F Taylor McIntosh (6.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg) ... Mosley averages 13.0 ppg and 5.2 rpg in Big 12 action and has logged 16.0 points. 7.4 rebounds and 5.7 in the last seven games.
This is the 17th meeting between these two schools, with Texas leading the play, 10-6 ... Texas' six-game win streak in the series was ended last Jan. 3 as Kansas beat the No. 19/23 Longhorns, 70-61 in Lawrence as the Jayhawks snapped a 36-game losing streak against ranked opponents... Prior to that loss, UT's last loss to Kansas had come on Feb. 3, 2001 (70-60) in Austin ... Senior post Crystal Kemp led the way for KU with 21 points and 10 rebounds .. KU led at intermission, 39-31 ... Kansas, which went 8-for-20 from 3-point range, led by as many as 14 points with 9:03 to go and the Longhorns never got closer than seven in the final minutes... Texas shot 43 percent in the game to KU's 44 percent, and both teams had 35 rebounds... UT was led by junior Tiffany Jackson's 18 points.
Jackson & Cook Strong Against Jayhawks
In her three prior games against Kansas, 6-3 senior Tiffany Jackson has put up impressive numbers with 55 points and 19 rebounds in the three games for averages of 18.3 ppg and 6.3 rpg against the Jayhawks ... In addition to her 18 points and three boards in last year's loss, Jackson totaled 16 points/ 9 rebounds as a frosh and 21 points/ 7 boards as a sophomore.
Last year, UT also received double-digit scoring from then-freshman post Aubry Cook who came off the bench to log 10 points and six rebounds in just 15 minutes of play.
Texas in the NCAA Statistics
In this week's NCAA Division I statistics, the Longhorns are ranked in the top 38 in three team statistics, standing No. 34 nationally in steals per game (11.0), No. 35 in scoring defense (allowing 57.6 ppg) and No. 38 in blocks (4.7 bpg).
Texas in the RPIs
In this week's RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) ratings, the formula used by the NCAA to help determine which teams go to the postseason tournament, Texas ranks between Nos. 22-28 ... A team's RPI is a sum of three values: the team's winning percentage, its opponents' average winning percentage (strength of schedule), and its opponents' opponents' average winning percentage... This week, UT's RPI's are: 22nd (collegepri.com), 22nd (College Basketball News) and 26th (Sagarin and NCAA)... Texas' schedule is ranked as the sixth-toughest nationally (by CBN) and the 10th toughest (collegerpi.com) ... Top RPI's in the Big 12 go to Oklahoma (10th in NCAA), Baylor (15th in Sagarin, 16th in NCAA), Nebraska (17th in Sagarin) and Kansas State (23rd in NCAA).