Game #29: Texas Tech (15-13, 6-8 in Big 12) at Texas (16-12, 5-9)
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007 · 3 p.m. CT
Frank Erwin Center (capacity 16,755) · Austin, Texas
Game Day Information & Quick Facts
TV: FSN (Bill Land, play-by-play; Brenda Van Lengen, color commentator)
RADIO:KVET 1300 AM- Texas; Texas Tech Sports Network
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: 1,203 games: 898-305 (.747);
31st year at Texas: 1,024 games: 781-243 (.763)
Texas Tech Head Coach Kristy Curry (Northeast Louisiana '88): 8th year overall: 258 games: 194-64 (.752); first year at Texas Tech: 28 games: 15-13 (.536)
All-Time Series Record: 76th meeting: Texas leads the series, 52-23
Texas' Home/Away/Neutral Record vs. Texas Tech: 23-6 at home; 17-12 away; 12-4 at neutral site
Series Win Streak: +2, Texas Tech
Last Meeting: Texas Tech 49, Texas 48 (Jan. 27, 2007, at Lubbock, Texas)
Conradt All-Time vs. Texas Tech: 52-23
Tickets: Purchase at TexasBoxOffice.com; by calling 800-982-BEVO or 512-471-3333; in person at any Texas Box Office outlet, including Austin-area H-E-B stores and the UT Athletics Ticket Office in Bellmont Hall (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CT); and in person one hour prior to game time at the Frank Erwin Center box office.
O-Zone Giveaways (UT Student Promotions)
Texas Sports Committee & Longhorn Hellraisers present Ballin' Bash Tailgate!
Saturday, Feb. 24 from 1:30-3 p.m.at the Frank Erwin Center North Plaza
Free Food, Basketball Shootout, Cotton Candy and more!
$25 Maudie's Tex-Mex gift card; $20 Hyde Park Bar & Grill gift cards
Postgame concert with Patrice Pike
Military Day: All military service men and women will receive a discounted reserved ticket.
*Group packages are also available at an additional discount. For more information call 512-232-3865.
The Longhorns (16-12, 5-9) close out their home regular season schedule today on "Senior Day", looking to snap their five-game losing streak - the longest losing string in the program's 33-year history ... Texas Tech is 15-13 on the year and 6-8 in the Big 12 and has lost its last two games, both to Top 25 foes (at No. 14/16 Oklahoma, 70-67 on Feb. 17 and at No. 16/18 Texas A&M, 67-51, on Wednesday)... Texas Tech is one game ahead of UT in the Big 12 standings as the Lady Raiders are tied with Oklahoma State for sixth-place, while UT is in a tie for eighth with Missouri and Colorado... Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas A&M are tied for first with 11-3 marks, followed by Nebraska in fourth (9-5) and Iowa State fifth (8-6).
This will be the 76th meetings between these two long-time opponents, with Texas leading the series, 52-23 ... The Lady Raiders have a three-game win streak in the series, including a 49-48 win in Lubbock on Jan. 27.
This is Texas' eighth game in an 24-day period - an average of one game every three days ... In the five-game losing streak, Oklahoma State handed the Longhorns a 77-58 setback (Feb. 7), as UT shot a season-low .290 from the floor (20-69)... Texas then was stunned in the final 0.4 seconds at home (Feb. 10) with Kansas, as KU senior guard Shaquina Mosley banked a floater from 10-feet out with less than a second left on the clock to lead Kansas to the 50-49 upset ... Then, Texas gained a split in the home-and-home series with Oklahoma as the Sooners rolled to a 78-58 win in Norman (Feb. 12) as the Sooners ended the first half with a 27-3 run and avenged one of their four losses - a 67-62 loss to Texas on Jan. 31... Texas followed with a game at No. 15 Baylor on Feb. 18, with BU scoring 25 points off 20 UT turnovers en route to a 71-56 win in Waco... Wednesday, Oklahoma State swept the home-and-home series with the Longhorns, winning 64-52 in Austin.
Texas Stat Leaders
All-America candidate and 6-3 senior F Tiffany Jackson continues as Texas' scoring (17.1 ppg), rebounding (8.9 rpg), blocks (1.2) and steals (2.5) leader ... UT's second-leading scorer is redshirt freshman F Earnesia Williams (9.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg) ... Williams is followed by junior G Erneisha Bailey (7.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg), freshman PG Carla Cortijo (7.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg) and freshman G Brittainey Raven (7.2 ppg) ... Cortijo leads the way in assists (with 118) for a 4.54 apg average ... In Big 12 league games, Jackson is first in league steals (2.5), Cortijo is No. 2 in assist average (5.3) and Jackson is fourth in rebounding (8.9 rpg) and eighth in league scoring (14.8 ppg).
Williams Heating Up
UT 6-1 redshirt freshman forward Earnesia Williams has scored in double-figures three straight games - for the first time this year ... In the last three games, Williams has collected 40 points and 15 rebounds to average 13.3 ppg and 5.0 rpg while shooting 9-for-12 from the free throw line ... Williams has been in double-digit scoring 10 times, second-best on the squad ... She averages 9.2 ppg in overall and Big 12 scoring, ranking second to senior Tiffany Jackson in UT scoring in both stats.
Jackson Notches 1,000 Boards, Moves to #3 in All-Time Steals
In Wednesday's Oklahoma State game, All-America candidate and 6-3 senior Tiffany Jackson registered the 1,000th rebound of her career with her sixth and final board of the game with 49 seconds to go ... Jackson became just the FOURTH person in UT basketball history to log 1,000-plus rebounds... Andrea Lloyd (1,115, 1983-87) stands third in career rebounding ... With four steals against OSU, Jackson increased her career totals to 306 thefts, moving to No. 3 all-time in the UT record books (surpassing Esoleta Whaley who had 303 steals from 1980-84) ... Additionally, Jackson stands No. 5 in Texas career scoring with 1,860 points, 123 points shy of the No. 4 spot, held by Henderson (1,983)...
First to Reach 1,800 Points & 1,000 Boards
With her 1,860 points and 1,000 rebounds, Jackson is the first player in Texas Basketball history to collect more than 1,800 points and pull down 1,000-plus rebounds ... The next closest is Retha Swindell, who played from 1975-70 and finished her career with 1,795 points and a school-record 1,759 rebounds.
Scouting Texas Tech
Texas Tech 6-9 away from Lubbock this year (4-8 in away games, 2-1 at neutral sites)... Senior Alesha F Robertson leads in scoring and rebounding (13.4 ppg, 8.5 rpg), followed by freshman G Jordan Murphree (9.1 ppg) and senior C Patrice Edwards 8.5 ppg) ... Robertson and senior G Brooke Baughman are shooting an identical 34.3 percent from 3-point range (both 35-for-102 in treys) ... Murphree has a team-high 83 assists (2.96) ... Junior C Erin Myrick (8.4 ppg, 7.1 rpg) is the top shot blocker with 46 blocks (1.64 bpg).
Texas-Texas Tech Series
This is the 76th game in the Texas-Texas Tech series, which is the longest series in UT basketball history ... Texas leads series play, 52-23, yet is 5-5 in the last 10 games of the series ... Since Big 12 play began in 1996-97, Tech leads series play, 17-6 ...In games in Austin, Texas is 23-6 against Tech ... In game at Lubbock, the Horns stand 17-13, and at a neutral site, Texas leads play, 12-4... Texas Tech has a three-game win streak in the series, having won both regular season matchups a year ago and the first meeting of the year - a 49-48 decision in Lubbock on Jan. 27, which was UT's lowest scoring output of the year.
Jackson in Big 12 All-Time Numbers
Among all Big 12 players, Jackson is No. 5 in career steals - NINE shy of the No. 4 spot held by Baylor's Sophia Young who had 315 from 2003-06 ... In career rebounding, her 1,000 boards places her No. 6 among all-time Big 12 players - with former Oklahoma forward Caton Hill fifth all-time (1,052 boards from 2000-04).
Horns' Roller Coaster Ride
Texas is 6-8 in its last 14 games... Three of those six wins, however, have come against Top 25 opponents - 64-61 over No. 10 Purdue (Jan. 7), a 64-45 win over No. 17/18 Texas A&M (64-45, Jan. 21) and the 67-62 win over No. 9/8 Oklahoma (Jan. 31)- all in Austin ... Texas is 3-6 against the Top 25 to date, and 2-2 against top 10-ranked squads... Texas closes out regular season action on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at No. 16/18 Texas A&M (6 p.m., FSN TV) in College Station.