Feb. 17, 2012
Complete Texas Game Notes
Complete K-State Game Notes
TEXAS (15-10, 5-8 Big 12) at Kansas State (16-9, 7-6 Big 12)
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 6 p.m. Central FSN
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) Manhattan, Kan.
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally by FSN. Brenda VanLengen (pxp) and Cindy Stein (analyst) will call the action.
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 "The Zone" will broadcast Saturday's game at Kansas State. Jon Madani (pxp) and Carol Ross (analyst) will handle the call.
SERIES: Texas, 12-10. Last meeting: Kansas State 64-55 (Feb. 1, 2012; Austin).
Anderson Eyeing 1k Club ... Senior guard Yvonne Anderson is on pace to become the 37th player in Texas history to reach the 1,000 career-points mark. Through 123 games, Anderson has accumulated 961 points. She would join senior guard Ashleigh Fontenette in the exclusive club.
Goestenkors Approaching Century Mark at Texas ... Head coach Gail Goestenkors is closing in on two career milestones as the regular season winds down. Goestenkors is one win shy of her 100th victory at Texas (99-60). She is also just five wins away from her 500th overall Division I victory (495-159).
Hartung Hits Another Career Mark ... One game after scoring a career-high 17 points against Oklahoma State, sophomore forward Anne Marie Hartung matched another career high with 12 rebounds against Texas Tech. In Texas' back-to-back wins, Hartung is averaging a double-double with 10.5 ppg and a team-high 10.0 rpg.
Fussell Leading Scoring Effort ... Sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell is averaging a team-high 17.0 ppg in Big 12 Conference games. She is the second-leading scorer across the conference in league-only games. Fussell has recorded three-straight games of 20 or more points and has averaged 20.7 ppg over the stretch.
Series vs. Kansas State
Saturday's contest marks the 23rd meeting between Texas and Kansas State, with the Longhorns holding a 12-10 advantage in the all-time series. The Longhorns trail 4-5 when the teams meet in Manhattan. Texas has won two of its last three meetings against K-State, including a 69-59 decision at Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 9, 2011.
Series Quick Facts
Overall Series Record - Texas, 12-10
Goestenkors all-time vs. K-State - 3-3
Most UT points - 93 (Dec. 11, 1982)
Most KSU points - 80 (Jan. 30, 2002)
Fewest UT points - 50 (March 4, 2009)
Fewest KSU points - 34 (Feb. 3, 2007)
Largest UT margin - 27 (61-34; Feb. 3, 2007)
Largest KSU margin - 16 (twice)
In overtime - Tied, 2-2
Flashback: vs. Kansas State (Feb. 1, 2012)
In a game that saw eight lead changes, Kansas State went ahead for the final time with just less than five minutes to play and beat Texas 64-55 at the Erwin Center. Chassidy Fussell scored 23 points to lead the Longhorns, including a career-high five 3-pointers. Ashleigh Fontenette also contributed a double-digit scoring performance, finishing with 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists. The Longhorns shot just 44.4 percent (8-for-18) from the free throw line, but out rebounded the Wildcats 40-30. Three Wildcats finished in double figures. Brittany Chambers led Kansas State with 17 points, while Jalana Childs and Tasha Dickey finished with 16 and 10, respectively.
Texas took control of the momentum in the second half against Tech (Feb. 15), repeating it's winning formula from the game before against Oklahoma State (Feb. 11). Against the Cowgirls, the Longhorns started the final half by hitting six of their first seven shots to take a 17-point lead. OSU pulled within nine points until UT went on an 8-2 run to maintain control of the game. Trailing 49-45 against Tech with 5:19 remaining, the Longhorns went on a 10-0 run to take a 55-49 lead. Fussell's 3-pointer during that surge gave the Longhorns the lead for good.
Entering Saturday's game at Kansas State, Texas has held its last two opponents to a combined 37-of-121 FG shooting (30.6%). The Longhorns have held 18 opponents to under 40% from the field and six to under 30% this season.
Senior guard Ashleigh Fontenette leads Texas with two double-doubles this season. She dished out a career-high tying 10 assists and 14 points against Grambling State (Dec. 20) and recorded her first points-rebounds double-double of the season (19 points, 10 rebounds) against Texas Tech (Feb. 15).
She Walks the Line
Sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell leads UT from the free throw line with a 77-of-86 mark (.895). Fussell is 40-of-45 (.889) in Big 12 Conference games. She has been perfect from the line in 13 contests this season, including 8-of-8 performances at Oklahoma State (Jan. 7) and Kansas (Feb. 8). Fussell ranks seventh nationally in free-throw percentage (thru Feb. 12).