Feb. 12, 2013
Complete Texas Game Notes
Complete K-State Game Notes
TEXAS (9-13, 2-9 Big 12) at K-State (12-11, 3-8 Big 12)
Feb. 13, 2013 ~ 7 p.m. Central ~ FOX Sports Kansas City
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) ~ Manhattan, Kan.
Game Day Information
TV: Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Missy Heidrick (analyst) have the call on the FOX Sports Kansas City telecast of the game.
RADIO: The radio broadcast with Jon Madani on play-by-play and Amie Smith Bradley as color analyst will air on KVET-AM 1300 “The Zone.”
SERIES: Texas, 13-11. Last meeting: Texas 59-40 (Jan. 26, 2013; Austin, Texas)
• THREEPEAT ... Freshman center Imani McGee-Stafford picked up her third straight Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Week honor (fourth overall) after averaging 9.0 points and 12.5 rebounds in Texas’ games last week. She posted her third double-double in the last four games and ninth of the season against No. 1 Baylor with a career-high 18 rebounds to go along with 13 points. She also played a career-high 38 minutes.
• STRONG ON THE BOARDS ... The Horns are pulling down a league-best 44.9 rpg through 22 contests and have outrebounded all but six of their 21 opponents. Texas’ +9.8 rebound margin ranks ninth nationally. In Big 12 Conference games, freshman center Imani McGee-Stafford is pulling down the second-most rebounds per game with 9.6.
• ... AND ON THE BLOCKS ... Texas’ 5.1 bpg ranks second among all Big 12 Conference teams and is also No. 21 nationally (through all games Feb. 10). Freshman center Imani McGee-Stafford leads all league freshmen with an average of 2.5 bpg, a mark that ranks 17th among all NCAA Division I players and third overall in the conference.
Texas vs. K-State
Wednesday’s contest marks the 25th meeting between Texas and Kansas State. The Longhorns hold a 13-11 advantage in the all-time series following a 59-40 win in Austin in the first regular-season meeting between the teams earlier this season. The series is tied 5-5 when the Longhorns and Wildcats meet in Manhattan.
Series Quick Facts
Overall Series Record - Texas, 13-11
Most UT points - 93 (Dec. 11, 1982)
Most KSU points - 80 (Jan. 30, 2002)
Fewest UT points - 45 (Feb. 18, 2012)
Fewest KSU points - 34 (Feb. 3, 2007)
Largest UT margin - 27 (61-34; Feb. 3, 2007)
Largest KSU margin - 20 (Feb. 18, 2012)
In overtime - Tied, 2-2
Last Time Out: vs. No. 1/1 Baylor [Feb. 9, 2013]
Odyssey Sims scored 18 points and Brittney Griner sparked No. 1 Baylor’s game-clinching second-half run with her 13th career dunk, leading the Lady Bears to a 75-48 win over Texas on Saturday night. Griner’s dunk was the lone highlight for the 6-foot-8 All-American forward, who otherwise had a mostly forgettable game. Griner had just two points in the first half and didn’t have a rebound until midway through the second half. Griner finished with 14 points and three rebounds. Jordan Madden scored 11 points for Baylor. Freshman Imani McGee-Stafford had 13 points and 18 rebounds to lead Texas. Freshman Empress Davenport scored 13 for the Longhorns.
Flashback: vs. Kansas State [Jan. 26, 2013]
Texas used strong post presence and stout defensive and rebounding efforts to down Kansas State, 59-40, for its first Big 12 victory of the season and first win since Dec. 20, 2012. Texas used its height to control the boards throughout the game, outrebounding Kansas State 47-26 and outscoring the Wildcats 34-10 in the paint. Sophomore forward Nneka Enemkpali recorded her ninth double-double of the season with a team-high 20 points and 16 rebounds. Freshman center Imani McGee-Stafford logged her seventh double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Texas had two players record double-doubles in a game for the third time this season, all by Enemkpali and McGee-Stafford. KSU’s 14 second-half points were the fewest allowed by Texas in a Big 12 half this season, and the fewest second-half points allowed all season. Brittany Chambers and Brianna Craig led the Wildcats with 15 and 10 points, respectively.
Sophomore forward Nneka Enemkpali registered her league-best 10th double-double of the season against the Horned Frogs (Feb. 2), and freshman center Imani McGee-Stafford added her ninth against the Lady Bears (Feb. 9), which is tied for second-most among all league players.
Texas’ +9.8 rebound margin is ranked ninth nationally among 343 NCAA Division I teams (thru games Feb. 10) and second among all Big 12 Conference teams. UT leads the league with 44.9 rpg.
Eleven games into the Big 12 Conference season, Texas has a quartet of players with double-digit steals. Nneka Enemkpali and Celina Rodrigo lead the Horns with 15 steals apiece, and Chassidy Fussell is close behind with 14. Brady Sanders has added 10 steals of her own off the bench.