Nov. 26, 2011
Complete Texas Game Notes
No. 24/22 TEXAS (4-1) at Hawai'i (1-5)
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort Showdown Nov. 25-27, 2011
Stan Sheriff Center (10,300) Honolulu, Hawai'i
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
TELEVISION: A tape-delayed broadcast of Sunday's game is scheduled to air on Oceanic Time Warner Cable in the Honolulu area Monday, Nov. 28 at 7:45 a.m.
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 "The Zone" will broadcast all of UT's games at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown. Jon Madani (pxp) and Carol Ross (analyst) will handle the calls.
SERIES: Hawai'i, 1-0. Last meeting: Hawai'i 78-74 (Nov. 28, 1999; Honolulu)
Four in a Row ... With its 14-point come-from-behind win over California on Saturday, Texas won its fourth straight game and improved to 4-1 on the season. The Longhorns are averaging a +16.8 scoring margin in their victories.
Stealin' It ... Senior guard Yvonne Anderson leads Texas with 17 steals this season, including seven in the last two contests against Virginia and California.
Hot Hands in Hawai'i ... Sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell scored a career-high 30 points (9-of-16 FG, 4-of-9 3FG, 8-of-10 FT) against UVa on Friday afternoon. She is 16-of-30 from the field in her last two games and connecting on 53.3 percent of her attempts.
Series vs. Hawaii
Sunday's contest marks just the second meeting between Texas and Hawai'i. The Rainbow Wahine won the only previous contest 78-74 to conclude the 1999 Wahine Classic Classic on Nov. 28.
Overall Series Record - Hawai'i, 1-0
Goestenkors all-time vs. Hawai'i - First meeting
Most UT points - 74 (Nov. 28, 1999)
Most UH points - 78 (Nov. 28, 1999)
Fewest UT points - 74 (Nov. 28, 1999)
Fewest UH points - 78 (Nov. 28, 1999)
Largest UT margin - N/A
Largest UH margin - 4 (Nov. 28, 1999; 78-74)
In overtime - N/A
Threes are Falling Again
After connecting on just 11 3-point field goals in the first three games, the Longhorns hit seven treys against the Cavaliers. Sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell tied her career-high with four made from beyond the arc. Texas connected on four more against California to improve to 31 percent (11-of-33) while in Hawai'i. She Walks the Line Sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell leads UT from the free throw line with a 19-of-21 mark (.905). Her only two misses of the season came against Virginia where she was 8-of-10 from the line.
Playing Team Ball
Texas was the epitome of team ball in its game against No. 22 Virginia on Friday afternoon. The Longhorns combined for 15 assists, including a game-high six by senior guard Ashleigh Fontenette, on 23 field goals.
Last Time Out: vs. California (Nov. 26, 2011)
Chassidy Fussell gave Texas its only lead of the game when she scored with 1:11 left Saturday to lift the No. 24 Longhorns over California 61-60 in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown. Fussell finished with 15 points to pace Texas (4-1) to its fourth straight victory. Yvonne Anderson added 14 points and Ashleigh Fontenette 12. Ashley Gayle had 11 rebounds. Layshia Clarendon led the Golden Bears (3-2) with 13 points. Linsday Sherbert had 11 and Reshanda Gray 10, giving her five straight double-digit games to open her collegiate career. Gennifer Brandon grabbed 12 rebounds. The Bears used a 12-0 run for a 16-4 edge with 14:25 left in the half and led 30-24 at intermission. California outrebounded Texas 40-31 but committed 23 turnovers to the Longhorns' 16.
To Serve and Protect
Senior guards Yvonne Anderson and Ashleigh Fontenette have combined for 43 of Texas' 74 assists this season. Anderson leads the team with 26 assists while Fontenette has dished out 17. In addition, Fontenette boasts a 2.4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio through five games.