No. 10 Baylor (21-5, 11-4) at Texas (13-13, 7-8)
Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 7:30 p.m. (Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas)
Game Day Information & Quick Facts
TV: FSN (Kevin Eschenfelder, play-by-play; Debbie Antonelli, color analyst)
Radio: Texas: KVET Radio/Sports Radio 1300 (1300 AM), Austin; Baylor/ISP Sports Network
Teams at a Glance
National Rankings: Texas is not ranked; Baylor: No. 10 in both the AP and USA Today/ESPN Polls
All-Time Series Record: 69th meeting: UT leads, 52-16
Texas' Home/Away/Neutral Record vs. Baylor: 25-3 at home; 21-11 away; 6-2 at neutral sites
Series Streak: +1, Baylor
Last Meeting: Jan. 6, 2006: #4 Baylor 61, #23 Texas 48 (at Waco, Texas)
Texas Coach Jody Conradt (Baylor '63): 37th year overall: 1,173 games: 882-291 (.753); 30th year at Texas: 994 games: 765-229 (.772)
Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson: 6th year overall (all at BU): 195 games: 152-43 (.779)
Jody Conradt vs. Baylor: 52-12 (did not coach UT in the first 3 games vs. BU, all losses)
TEXAS SENIOR NIGHT
The four Longhorn seniors (Tamra Cobbins, Daria Mieloszynska, Nina Norman, Coco Reed) will be honored in pre-game ceremonies as they play their final regular season home game.
Tickets: Purchase at TexasBoxOffice.com or call 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.
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.
Team Day: $2 general admission for all coaches and players wearing team jerseys
Fun for Four: purchase 4 general admission tickets for $16
UT Students: Win an autographed Jody Conradt basketball and UT apparel and win a certificate for a SIRIUS Satellite Radio Starmate Replay with a free three-month subscription. Wear your O-Zone t-shirt to be eligible (prizes awarded pre-game and during the game).
Tonight's Regular Season Finale
Tonight's game wraps up the regular season for both Texas (13-13, 7-8 in Big 12) and No. 10 Baylor (21-5, 11-4 in Big 12) ... Texas stands 8-6 at home this season (4-3 in the league) ... Baylor is in second place in the Big 12 standings, behind Oklahoma (15-0) and one game ahead of third-place Texas A&M (10-5) and Missouri (10-5) ... UT is currently in a three-way tie for sixth place with Kansas State and Nebraska - all at 7-8 ... This is the 68th meeting between these two squads, with Texas leading play, 52-16 ... In pre-game ceremonies, the Longhorns basketball team will honor its four seniors (Tamra Cobbins, Daria Mieloszynska, Nina Norman, Coco Reed) and senior manager Francine Bray on "Texas Senior Night", as all make their final regular season appearance at the Erwin Center.
Texas Team Leaders
Texas has three double-figure scorers - junior Tiffany Jackson (14.4 ppg), freshman Erika Arriaran (11.1 ppg) and senior Nina Norman (10.7 ppg) ... Jackson is the team leader in rebounding (8.6 rpg) and steals (61, 2.3 spg) as well, while freshman Ashley Lindsey (5.4 ppg) is second in rebounding (4.9 rpg) ... Norman leads UT in assists (2.8 apg) while Arriaran is first in 3-pointers (40) and second in steals (1.4 spg).
A Look at Baylor
Baylor brings a four-game win streak into the game and the Lady Bears stand 5-1 in their last six games ... Senior forward Sophia Young (21.5 ppg, 9.6 rpg) leads Baylor ... Young rececently became the Big 12's all-time leading rebounder and now has 1,237 career boards, and needs 31 points to own the league career scoring record outright ... Sophomore Angela Tisdale (12.7 ppg) leads the squad in assists (6.0 apg) and junior Abiola Wabara (8.9 ppg, 5.8 rpg) and senior Chameka Scott (8.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg) follow in the stats columns.
National Stat Leaders
The Longhorns continue to rank among the national leaders in blocked shots ... UT is No. 9 in NCAA Division I blocked shots average (5.7 bpg) ... Baylor's Sophia Young ranks No. 4 in NCAA Division I scoring this week with her 21.5 ppg average, and her 57.4 shooting percentage is No. 19 nationally ... Guard Angela Tisdale is No. 12 nationally with her 6.0 assists per game ... Baylor also is No. 9 in scoring margin with a +16.3 ppg victory margin.
2006 Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament Picture
The final two nights of regular season Big 12 play take place on Wednesday and Thursday, March 1 and 2 ... Seedings and pairings for the 2006 Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament will be announced late Thursday night following the conclusion of the Colorado-Iowa State and Kansas State-Kansas games ... The Big 12 tourney runs Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, March 7-9 and 11, at Reunion Arena in Dallas... Baylor is the defending champion ... Texas advanced to last year's semifinals after winning the tourney in 2003 and finishing second in 2004.
RPI and UT's Tough Schedule
Texas has fallen to the No. 44 spot in this week's CollegeRPI.com ... UT's schedule, however, remains ranked as one of the four toughest nationally, as this week, the Longhorns' have the No. 4 toughest schedule in the nation... Baylor is ranked No. 11 in the overall RPI, and its schedule is considered the 20th toughest nationally.
Texas vs. the Top 25
Baylor becomes the Longhorns' 11th Top 25 opponent this year ... UT, playing a schedule ranked as the third-toughest nationally, is 1-9 in prior games against the Top 25.