Game #28: Oklahoma State (17-9, 5-8) at Texas (16-11, 5-8 in Big 12)
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 · 7 p.m. CT
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
Game Day Information & Quick Facts
Radio: KVET Radio (1300 AM) - Central Texas
Teams at A Glance
National Rankings: neither team ranked or receiving votes in either the AP or USA Today/ESPN Polls
Texas Head Coach Jody Conradt (Baylor '63): 38th year overall: 1,202 games: 898-301 (.750); 31st year at Texas: 1,020 games: 781-239 (.766)
Oklahoma State Head Coach Kurt Budke (Washburn '84): 5th year overall at Division I: 150 games: 103-47 (.687); 2nd year at OSU: 54 games: 23-31 (.426)
All-Time Series Record: 25th meeting: Texas leads series, 20-4
Texas' Home/Away/Neutral Record vs. OSU: 10-1 at home; 7-3 away; 2-0 at neutral sites
Series Win Streak: +1, OSU
Last Meeting: Oklahoma State 77, Texas 58 (Feb. 7, 2007, at Stillwater)
Last Texas win: Texas 61, OSU 56 (Feb. 18, 2006, at Stillwater)
Conradt All-Time vs. Oklahoma State: 20-4
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O-Zone Giveaways (UT Student Promotions)
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The Longhorns (16-11, 5-8) will close out their home regular season schedule with two games at the Erwin Center this week after being on the road for five of the last seven games ... Texas is now 3-6 against Top 25 competition after losses last week at No. 12/9 Oklahoma and at No. 15/14 Baylor ... Oklahoma State enters tonight's game 17-9 overall and also 5-8 in the Big 12... UT, OSU and Colorado all are at 5-8 (tied for seventh) in the standings ... The Cowgirls are coming off two losses - both to Top 25 teams - losing at Baylor (75-66) and at No. 13 Texas A&M (62-60) on Saturday. Texas and OSU met earlier this month in Stillwater - exactly two weeks ago on Feb. 7 - when OSU broke a 13-game losing streak to the Longhorns with a 77-58 victory ... Since then, the Longhorns are 0-4, and OSU has gone 2-2.
Texas Stat Leaders
All-America candidate and 6-3 senior F Tiffany Jackson continues as Texas' scoring (17.6 ppg), rebounding (9.0 rpg), blocks (1.3) and steals (2.6) leader ... UT's second-leading scorer is redshirt freshman F Earnesia Williams (9.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg), who is followed by junior G Erneisha Bailey (7.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg), freshman PG Carla Cortijo (7.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg) and freshman G Brittainey Raven (7.1 ppg) ... Cortijo leads the way in assists (with 109) for a 4.4 apg average ... In Big 12 league games, Jackson is first in league steals (2.38), Cortijo is No. 2 in assist average (5.0) and Jackson is fourth in rebounding (9.1 rpg) and seventh in league scoring (15.6 ppg).
Home Sweet Home
The Longhorns stand 12-4 at home this year, yet are 3-3 at the Erwin Center in Big 12 action... In their last six home games, Texas is 6-2.
The Four-Game Losing Streak
For only the second time in Texas program history (in either Southwest Conference or Big 12 competition), Texas has lost four regular season conference games in a row... Texas also lost four straight in 2001-02, when UT was 10-6 (fifth) in the Big 12 and a NCAA Sweet 16 participant, finishing 22-10... Last year, Texas lost its final three Big 12 regular season games and then lost in the Big 12 tourney first round to Iowa State, for another four-game losing string ... The only other time UT dropped four consecutive games was in 1997-98 when it lost four from Nov. 23-Dec. 3, including games against No. 5 Florida and No. 1 Tennessee.
This is the 33rd year of Texas Women's Basketball, and the program has lost four games in a row only these four times... UT has NEVER lost five games in a row ... In fact, only 15 times in this 33-year span have the Longhorns lost three games in a row.
Jackson Moving Up Career Charts
Tiffany Jackson enters tonight's game with 994 career rebounds, and she is just six rebounds shy of becoming just the FOURTH person in UT basketball history to log 1,000-plus rebounds... Jackson also moved to No. 4 in all-time rebounding in the Baylor game, surpassing Cinietra Henderson (983 boards from 1988-93) for the No. 4 position ... Andrea Lloyd (1,115, 1983-87) stands third... With 302 career steals, Jackson is one steal shy of tying Esoleta Whaley (303 steals, 1980-84) for the No. 3 spot.
Scouting Oklahoma State
Senior F Rashidat Sadiq (12.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg) leads the Cowgirls, while freshman G Andrea Riley (11.9 ppg, team-high 5.1 apg), junior C Maria Cordero (11.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg), junior G Danielle Green (11.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg) and sophomore F Shanute Smith (6.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg) follow.
Texas and OSU in the NCAA Stats
The Longhorns as a team are ranked in the top 50 in three categories - 35th in blocks per game (4.7) and 46th in both scoring defense (allowing 58.6 ppg) and in steals (10.6 spg)... Oklahoma State stands No. 12 nationally in rebound margin (+8.4), No. 17 in scoring margin (+15.2, scoring 72.3 ppg to opponents' 57.2), No. 20 in field goal percentage defense (holding opponents to 35.8 percent shooting), No. 31 in scoring defense (57.2) and No. 32 in steals (10.9).
Texas-Oklahoma State Series
Texas and OSU will be meeting for the 25th time in history, with the Longhorns holding a 20-4 edge in series action ... Texas saw its 13-game win streak in the series ended on Feb. 7th when OSU beat the Longhorns, 77-58 in Stillwater... That 13-game win streak dated back to the 1999-2000 campaign and was the longest active win streak Texas held against any Big 12 opponent... In all-time games played in Austin, Texas is 10-1; in away games, the Horns are 8-3 and at a neutral site, 2-0 against the Cowgirls.
Texas, OSU Among Big 12 Leaders
Texas ranks first among all league teams in Big 12 steals (9.46) and is second in the Big 12 in scoring defense, allowing 61.6 ppg (behind Texas A&M's 58.0 ppg) and in turnover margin (+2.85, 16.7 to's to opponents' 19.5)... The Longhorns also are third in assist-turnover ratio (0.81, 13.5 assists to 16.7 to's) and in assists (13.5 apg).
Individually, Tiffany Jackson stands No. 1 in steals (2.38 spg), No. 3 in defense rebounding (6.92/game), No. 4 in rebounding (9.1), No. 7 in scoring (15.6), tied for No. 7 in blocks (1.46), tied for 13th in assists (2.54)... Freshman point guard Carla Cortijo is No. 2 in assists (5.00), second to Iowa State's Lyndsey Medders' 5.73 apg; No. 7 in assist-turnover ratio (1.23, 5.0 assists to 4.1 to's/game), No. 8 in steals (1.69) and No. 11 in free throw percentage (.763, 29-38).
The Cowgirls' best league rankings are: second in steals (9.38) behind Texas; third in rebound margin (+0.2, 38.3 to opponents' 38.2 rpg); fourth in offensive rebounds/game (13.5) and fourth in 3-pointers per game (5.15); and tied for fourth in rebounding (38.3 rpg)... Freshman point guard Andrea Riley stands No. 3 in assists (4.62) behind Cortijo and Medders, tied for No. 3 in steals (1.77), No. 4 in assist-turnover ratio (1.43, 4.6 assists to 3.2 to's/game) and is No. 14 in scoring (12.8 ppg).
TJ Posts Big Numbers vs. OSU
In seven prior games against Oklahoma State, senior Tiffany Jackson has 94 points and 49 rebounds and is 29-for-40 (.725) from the foul line ... Jackson is averaging 13.4 points and 7.0 boards against OSU... In the Feb. 7th loss at OSU, Jackson had a double-double with 14 points and game-high 10 rebounds, playing all 40 minutes ... Last year, she had just six points and four rebounds in UT's 60-46 win on Jan. 28 win and came back with a 12-point, 9-rebound effort in 20 minutes of action (coming back from an ankle injury) in the win at OSU.
Last Game: OSU 77, Texas 58 (Feb. 7, 2007 in Stillwater, Okla.)
Behind strong scoring in the paint and four players in double-figure scoring, led by a career-high 21 points from freshman guard Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State posted a 77-58 Big 12 victory over Texas at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Texas (16-8, 5-5) shot just 29.0 percent in the game. Oklahoma State (16-7, 4-6) ended a three-game losing streak by shooting 45 percent from the floor and going 17-for-21 from the foul line.
The Longhorns were paced by redshirt freshman point guard Carla Cortijo (16 points) and senior forward Tiffany Jackson who picked up her ninth double-double of the year - and the third in the last six games. Jackson had 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
The closest the Longhorns would get down the stretch was seven points (55-48) following four consecutive free throws from Cortijo. Again, the Cowgirls countered with another run, this time going on a 14-1 run, paced by back-to-back 3-pointers from Taylor Hardeman and four points from Riley. OSU extended its lead to 20 points, 69-49, on two Maria Cordero free throws with four minutes to go.
The Longhorns trailed at the break, 35-26, and were hurt by 10 turnovers in the first 20 minutes of play and by a scoreless streak of nearly seven minutes midway through the period.
OSU dominated in play inside and in points off turnovers. Although Texas out-rebounded OSU by a 45-43 margin, the Cowgirls dominated in points in the paint by a 36-18 margin. The Longhorns committed 16 turnovers, and OSU had a 26-12 advantage in points off turnovers.
Rounding out the Cowgirls double-figure scorers were Danielle Green (14 points), Hardeman (13 points) and Rashidat Sadiq (11 points).