Feb. 10, 2011
Complete game notes
TEXAS (16-7, 5-4 Big 12) at #1/1 Baylor (22-1, 9-0 Big 12)
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 • 12:30 p.m. Central • FSN
Ferrell Center (10,284) • Waco, Texas
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally by FSN (Time Warner Cable Ch. 54 in Austin). Brenda VanLengen (pxp) and Debbie Antonelli (analyst) will call the action.
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 “The Zone” will broadcast Saturday’s game between Texas and Baylor. Jon Madani (pxp) and Carol Ross (analyst) will handle the call.
SERIES: Texas, 57-22. Last meeting: Baylor 87-72 (Jan. 12, 2011; Austin, Texas)
• STREAK BUSTERS ... With a 69-59 victory at Kansas State on Wednesday, Texas became the first opponent to win on the road at Manhattan this season. UT previously snapped Texas Tech’s perfect-at-home season with a 75-67 win on Jan. 26. The Longhorns are 4-4 on the road this year including a 2-2 mark in Big 12 contests.
• NOW AND THEN ... In Texas’ ‘second quarter’ of the Big 12 Conference season, it allowed opponents an average of just 60.2 ppg compared to 80.8 ppg in the first four games. Additionally, the Longhorns gave up 85 points on the free throw line (85-of-119) over their opening stretch compared to just 24 during the second segment (24-of-44), a difference of 15.25 ppg.
• FROSH OF THE WEEK ... Freshman guard Chassidy Fussell earned her third Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Week honor for games contested Jan. 31-Feb. 6, the conference announced Monday. Fussell scored 25 points, one shy of her career-high, in Texas’ 80-68 win over Kansas (Feb. 5).
• PLENTY OF POINTS ...
All but three of Texas’ 16 wins this season have been by double-digit margins. The Longhorns are averaging 84.9 ppg and a +24.4 scoring margin in their victories. In all 23 contests, UT is toppling its opponents by +13.4 ppg and putting up 80.6 ppg for a mark that ranks third overall in the league. Three of Texas’ five-straight wins have been by at least 10 points.
SERIES VS. BAYLOR
Saturday’s contest marks the 80th meeting between I-35 foes Texas and Baylor. Texas holds a 57-22 advantage in the all-time series that began on Jan. 21, 1975, with a 116-62 Baylor win in Austin. The Horns hold a 23-13 all-time advantage when facing the Lady Bears in Waco. UT is 5-3 under fourth-year head coach Gail Goestenkors against Baylor, including a 58-55 victory in Waco on Feb. 1, 2009, when UT defeated its’ highest-ranked opponent (then-No. 4/3 Baylor) under Coach G followed by a 70-54 win at the Ferrell Center last season.
Series Quick Facts
Overall Series Record - Texas, 57-22
Most UT points - 102 (Feb. 22, 1979)
Most BU points - 116 (Jan. 21, 1975)
Fewest UT points - 48 (Jan. 7, 2006)
Fewest BU points - 40 (twice)
Largest UT margin - 51 (92-41; Feb. 7, 1987)
Largest BU margin - 54 (116-62; Jan. 21, 1975)
In overtime - Texas, 2-1
GOESTENKORS VS. BAYLOR
Texas head coach Gail Goestenkors is 5-3 all-time against Baylor. Under Goestenkors, the Longhorns swept last season’s contests and are 2-1 against the Lady Bears in Waco.
THE LAST MEETING: VS. BAYLOR (JAN. 12, 2011)
Brittney Griner scored 27 points and lead No. 1 Baylor to an 87-72 win over Texas in Austin. Chassidy Fussell scored 25 points for Texas, but the nation’s highest scoring team at 86 points per game shot just 39 percent on its home court. Defensively, Texas hamstrung Griner in the first half. Posted up against Texas’ 6-4 center Ashley Gayle, Griner missed her first six shots and 10 of 13 in the first half. Ashleigh Fontenette scored 11 points as Texas raced to 19-8 lead before the Lady Bears roared back with a 16-2 run to take the lead on Griner’s 3-point play. Baylor stretched the lead to nine before Texas closed to 32-30 at halftime. Texas kept the game within reach deep into the second half before Griner made a short hook over Kristen Nash and Melissa Jones’ 3-point play put the Lady Bears in firm control at 66-54.
A CHECK OF THE POLLS
UT is not ranked in The Associated Press Poll (Feb. 7) and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (Feb. 8) for the 13th week of the season. Texas is scheduled to meet four 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. 14/12 Oklahoma (Feb. 19 in Norman) and No. 22/20 Iowa State (Feb. 21 in Ames).
LAST TIME OUT: AT KANSAS STATE (FEB. 9)
Texas won its fifth-straight Big 12 Conference game with a 69-59 victory at Kansas State on Wednesday evening. Freshman guard Chassidy Fussell led the Longhorns with a game-high 19 points en route to snapping the Wildcats’ five-game conference win streak and perfect season at Bramlage Coliseum. Texas jumped out to a quick start in the first half after back-to-back 3-point baskets by Kathleen Nash and Fussell for a 16-9 lead with 13:55 remaining. UT used an 8-0 run that included four points from junior guard Yvonne Anderson and spanned just over two minutes (8:18 - 6:16) to climb to its largest lead, 36-23. The Longhorns remained scoreless through the remaining six minutes of the half while the Wildcats inched within five, 36-31. Redshirt senior forward Kristen Nash was fouled on a second-chance attempt with 0.3 left and made both shots to send Texas into the locker room with a 38-31 halftime advantage. The second half began much like the first for the Longhorns as they scored eight-straight points for a 46-34 lead - their second double-digit lead of the game - in the first four minutes. Texas never led again by any less than eight points down the stretch.
With at least one block in each game this season, junior post Ashley Gayle has increased her career total to 256 - a mark that ranks second-best in Texas history and is fifth-best all-time in the Big 12 Conference. Gayle’s 93 blocks this season place her fourth in UT’s single-season record book where she already holds top billing (103, 2009-10). She is the only player in UT history to have ever reached the century mark in the category throughout one season of play.
LONGHORNS IN THE BIG 12
In the most recent edition of the Big 12 Conference standings (Feb. 9), senior guard Kathleen Nash leads the league from the free throw line (.907, 68-of-75) in all games. She is tied for fourth in league-only games with 8.3 rpg. Freshman guard Chassidy Fussell is the leading freshman scorer in the conference with 21.6 ppg, an average that is fourth-best in league contests, and second with 2.9 3-point field goals made per game. Junior post Ashley Gayle stands second in blocked shots (3.4 bpg).
BIG 12 STANDINGS
Nine games into the Big 12 Conference season, Texas is in sole possession of fifth place at 5-4. The Horns began league play with an 0-4 record and have since won five-straight games to climb from the bottom of the standings.
Senior Kathleen Nash and juniors Yvonne Anderson and Ashleigh Fontenette were named to Capital One Academic All-District 6 teams. Anderson (3.72 gpa) earned first-team honors and is now automatically included on the Academic All-America ballot. Nash and Fontenette were tabbed as Academic All-District 6 second-team honorees.
Guard Chassidy Fussell is quickly rising to the top of many of Texas’ freshmen records. She ranks second all-time with 12 20+ scoring efforts by a freshman and is tied for fifth all-time with 21 double-figure scoring efforts by a freshman.
Most 20+ Scoring Efforts by a Texas Freshman
1. - 17, Danielle Vigilione, 1993-94
2. - 12, Chassidy Fussell, 2010-11
3. - 8, Clarissa Davis, 1985-86
4. - 7, Andrea Lloyd, 1983-94
5. - 6, Vicki Hall, 1988-90
Most Double-Figure Scoring Efforts by a Texas Freshman
1. - 28, Andrea Lloyd, 1983-84
T2. - 27, Tiffany Jackson, 2003-04
T2. - 27, Danielle Vigilione, 1993-94
4. - 25, Heather Schreiber, 2001-02
T5. - 21, Clarissa Davis, 1985-86
T5. - 21, Chassidy Fussell, 2010-11
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.
Freshman guard Chassidy Fussell has recorded double-figure scoring in all but one game played this season for the Longhorns, while senior guard Kathleen Nash has accomplished the same in all but two games. Fussell leads Texas with 12 20+ point games this year and has led UT in scoring 11 times.
QUARTET IN DOUBLE DIGITS
Texas is the only school in the Big 12 Conference with four players averaging double-digit scoring: Chassidy Fussell (18.2 ppg), Kathleen Nash (14.6 ppg), Ashleigh Fontenette (12.0 ppg) and Yvonne Anderson (11.0 ppg).