Texas-Oklahoma meet tonight in Austin in Women's Basketball
AUSTIN, Texas -- Tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 15) at the Erwin Center, the Texas Longhorns women's basketball team squares off against Big 12 leader Oklahoma in a 7 p.m. Tipoff as the Horns face their ninth Top-25 ranked team this season.
Plenty of tickets remain for the game which will NOT be televised in Texas; the only TV provided for tonight's game will be in Oklahoma via Sooner Sports TV.
The Longhorns, 12-9 overall (6-5 in the Big 12) take on the 21-4 Sooners who stand 11-0 in the conference. UT leads the series against the Sooners, 19-9, and is 8-2 against OU in the last 10 meetings. This is a rematch of the teams' first meeting on January 25 in Norman, won by the Sooners (75-57).
Texas is coming off a hard-fought 71-53 setback to No. 4 Connecticut on Sunday, in a game which saw senior point guard Nina Norman register a career-high 24 points while UT was without the services of injured top scorer and rebounder Tiffany Jackson (out with an ankle injury).
Norman enters the Oklahoma game needing just three more points to reach the 1,000 point milestone and become the 32nd player in Texas history to do so.
The current Big 12 standings find seven teams fighting for the second through seventh spots. OU is followed by Texas A&M (8-3), while Baylor (7-4) and Missouri (7-4) are tied for third; Kansas and Texas Tech are tied for fifth (with 7-4 marks), while Texas (6-5), Iowa State (6-6) and Nebraska (4-7) follow. The last three spots are held by Kansas (3-8), Colorado (2-10) and Texas' upcoming Saturday opponent - Oklahoma State (0-11).
Tickets for tonight's game may be purchased at TexasBoxOffice.com or by calling 512-471-3333 or 1-800-982-BEVO. For charge-by-phone, you can call 512-477-6060. Tickets can be purchased in person at the following locations: Bellmont Hall Athletics Ticket Office (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m-4 p.m. Central); and at any Texas Box Office location, including the Frank Erwin Center (Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and game days prior to tipoff) or at Austin area H-E-B stores.
The following are the game promotions for the Texas-Oklahoma contest:
Conradt's Kids Court: Prior to all Women's Basketball home games, all young women's basketball fans and their families are invited to come to "Conradt's Kids Court" for fun-filled activities. This is a FREE event, held at the Cooley Pavilion right next door to the Frank Erwin Center, beginning 1 1/2 hours prior to tipoff.
UT Spirit Appreciation: Fans wearing UT apparel will receive one reserved seat ticket for only $7
Team Day: $2 general admission for all coaches and players wearing team jerseys
Ultimate Assist: Half-price admission (mezzanine seating only). Redeem specially-marked Sprite cans at the Erwin Center south box office one hour prior to tip-off for half-price admission to. Mezzanine seating only, limit two per can. Not valid with any other offer. Offer expires February 28, 2006.
UT Students: Win a 27" TV courtesy of Aaron's (Wear your O-Zone shirt to the game! Prizes will be awarded pregame.)