Feb. 10, 2012
Complete Texas Game Notes
Complete Ok. State Game Notes
TEXAS (13-10, 3-8 Big 12) vs. Oklahoma State (13-7, 5-6 Big 12)
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 • 7 p.m. Central
Frank Erwin Center (16,734) • Austin, Texas
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
TELEVISION: The game will be televised by Longhorn Network. Kevin Dunn (pxp) and Debbie Antonelli (analyst) will call the action.
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 “The Zone” will broadcast Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State. Craig Way (pxp) and Carol Ross (analyst) will handle the call.
SERIES: Texas, 24-11. Last meeting: Oklahoma State 70-51 (Jan. 7, 2012; Stillwater)
• XX and IX ... With a team-high 22 points at Kansas, sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell eclipsed the 20-point mark for the 20th time in her career and the ninth time this season. Fussell has recorded 20 or more points in six of the last nine Big 12 contests.
• Enemkpali Leading Rebounding ... Freshman forward Nneka Enemkpali leads the Longhorns on the boards with 6.0 rpg in league games. She has recorded game-highs in the same category on six occasions, second best to senior post Ashley Gayle’s leading effort in 10 contests this season. Enemkpali is averaging 7.0 rpg in Texas’ last two games at Iowa State and Kansas.
• Trio Averaging Double Figures ... Three Horns continue to average double-figure scoring in Big 12 Conference contests. Sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell leads the team with 16.5 ppg, while seniors Yvonne Anderson and Ashleigh Fontenette are averaging 11.3 and 11.1, respectively.
• Guards Displaying Endurance ... Texas’ starting guards are all clocking 32-plus minutes in league games. Fussell is averaging 35.1 mpg, Anderson 33.4 mpg and Fontenette 32.1 mpg.
Series vs. Oklahoma State
Saturday’s contest marks the 36th meeting between state-border foes Texas and Oklahoma State. Texas holds a 24-11 advantage in the all-time series that began on Mar. 11, 1977, with an 80-79 UT win at the AIAW Regionals in Monroe, La. The two teams have split their regular-season series for the last four years, with each team winning its game at home in 2010 and 2011. The Longhorns hold a 13-3 all-time advantage in Austin.
Series Quick Facts
Overall Series Record - Texas, 24-11
Most UT points - 91 (Feb. 5, 2009)
Most OSU points - 82 (Jan. 3, 1998)
Fewest UT points - 51 (Jan. 7, 2012)
Fewest OSU points - 42 (Jan. 15, 2005)
Largest UT margin - 34 (90-56; Feb. 9, 2002)
Largest OSU margin - 21 (82-61; Jan. 3, 1998)
In overtime - Tied, 1-1
Flashback: at Oklahoma State (Jan. 7, 2012)
Oklahoma State held Texas to just 13 field goals in a 70-51 win at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Texas’ top three scorers Yvonne Anderson, Chassidy Fussell and Ashleigh Fontenette were a combined 3-of-27 against Oklahoma State and finished with 18 points collectively. Four players finished in double figures for Oklahoma State including Toni Young, who came off the bench to record 14 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman forward Liz Donohoe finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Lindsey Keller chipped in 13 points, going 3-of-4 from 3-point range, including one long-range basket that sealed the game for the Cowgirls with 4:00 remaining for a 63-47 cushion. OSU center Kendra Suttles led all scorers with 15 points, going 9-of-11 from the free throw line. Chelsea Bass and Cokie Reed led Texas with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Reed and teammate Ashley Gayle each fouled out in the game.
What’s the Difference?
The big statistical difference in Texas’ 13 wins and 10 losses this season can be traced to the defensive end of the court. In its victories, Texas has held opponents to an average of 52.8 points per contest and a combined 30.2 percent FG shooting, while outrebounding the opponent by +7.0.
Last Time Out: at Kansas (Feb. 8, 2012)
Chassidy Fussell scored 22 points, but the Texas was overwhelmed by the Kansas Jayhawks on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas went on a 16-2 run early in the first half took a 17-point lead with 6:04 remaining in the period. Texas eventually got within three points early in the second but would get no closer as the Jayhawks stretched their lead to as many as 26. KU’s Angel Goodrich set a Kansas all-time single-game record for assists with 16 and also scored 16 points. Aishah Sutherland led all players with 24 points and 12 rebounds and Carolyn Davis added 18. Yvonne Anderson and Ashleigh Fontenette also finished in double figures for the Longhorns, contributing 10 points each. KU shot 57.6 percent on the game to the Longhorns’ 35.9 percent. Texas was just 8-for-35 from the field in the second half.
Fussell En Fuego
Sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell hit a career-best five three-point field goals against Kansas State (Feb. 1). She had previously connected on four treys in nine games including twice this season against Virginia and Iowa State.
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 16.1 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).