No. 12 Women's Basketball takes on Houston Jaguars in exhibition play tonight
AUSTIN, Texas -- The No. 12 ranked Texas women's basketball team will face it second and final exhibition opponent of the year on Thursday night (Nov. 10) when UT hosts the Houston Jaguars in a 7:00 p.m. contest at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
The Longhorns are ranked No. 12 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Preseason Polls. This is the final preseason tuneup for head coach Jody Conradt's squad which opens up regular season play next Friday, Nov. 18, in Austin against New Mexico (7 p.m. Central).
Texas, featuring a lineup of seven freshmen on the 15-player roster, was stopped in its first exhibition game, 68-60, by Everyones Internet, a traveling team comprised of current and former WNBA stars and collegiate All-Americans.
The Houston Jaguars, like Everyones Internet, is comprised of current and former WNBA and European standouts. Tonight, the Houston team is a split squad, with half the team facing the Longhorns and the other half playing at Baylor. In their last two exhibition games, the Jaguars lost to Tulane (80-74) on Tuesday and defeated Sam Houston State (87-70) last night.
The Houston Jaguars are led by 5-10 guard Melissa Abraham (Memphis '02) who is averaging 15.0 ppg in the exhibition swing, along with 5-11 forward Umeki Webb (15.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg), who starred at North Carolina State and then in the WNBA for the Phoenix Mercury.
Texas women's basketball has numerous ticket plans in place for the 2005-06 season (full season ticket packages, a five-game mini-season ticket package, group ticket sales and single game ticket purchases). For more information on UT basketball tickets, go to 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.