Nov. 28, 2012
The Last Meeting
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November 20, 2008
Complete Texas Game Notes
#13/18 TEXAS (4-0) vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (0-6)
Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 ~ 11:02 a.m. Central ~ LHN
Frank Erwin Center (16,540) ~ Austin, Texas
Game Day Information
TELEVISION: The game will be telecast nationally by Longhorn Network. Fran Harris (pxp), Debbie Antonelli (analyst) and Kat Kelly (reporter) will call the action.
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 "The Zone" will broadcast Friday's games against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Craig Way (pxp) and Amie Smith Bradley (analyst) will handle the call.
SERIES: Texas leads, 5-0. Last meeting: Texas 87-36 (Nov. 20, 2008; Austin, Texas)
LONGHORNS SWEEP LEAGUE HONORS ... Nneka Enemkpali picked up Big 12 Conference Player of the Week honors for the second time in three weeks while Imani McGee-Stafford received her first freshman award (Nov. 26), marking the first time since the week of Jan. 5, 2004 (Jamie Carey and Tiffany Jackson) that the Longhorns swept the league's weekly honors.
FOUR STRAIGHT DOUBLE-DOUBLES ... Sophomore forward Nneka Enemkpali has opened the season with four consecutive double-doubles and is on pace to tie Tiffany Jackson's school record of five straight in 2006.
FORTY ACRES FIELD TRIP ... UT Athletics has invited local schools to Friday's Forty Acres Field Trip game versus Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Students and chaperones received FREE tickets and attendees will have the opportunity to visit the campus following the game to encourage the pursuit of higher education. Over 4,000 students from 45 schools are expected to attend.
Texas vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Friday's contest marks the sixth meeting between Texas and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Longhorns are a perfect 5-0 in the series. In the first meeting between the two schools (Jan. 2, 2003), Texas posted a 64-37 victory in Austin. In the most recent contest four years ago in Austin, (Nov. 20, 2008), the Horns cruised to a 87-36 victory.
A Check of the Polls
UT is ranked No. 13 in the most recent Associated Press poll (Nov. 26) and No. 18 in the USA Today Coaches poll (Nov. 27). It is the highest AP ranking for the Longhorns since reaching No. 12 in February 2010.
Consistently Doubling Up
Sophomore forward Nneka Enemkpali enters Friday's game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi as the third player in Texas history to record four-consecutive double-doubles. If she achieves a fifth against the Islanders, she will join Tiffany Jackson as the only Longhorns to accomplish the feat.
With 24 points and a career-high 20 rebounds against Jackson State (Nov. 20, 2012), sophomore forward Nneka Enemkpali became only the third player in Texas history and the first since 1981 to record a 20-point, 20-rebound performance.
McGee-Stafford Breaking Out
Freshman center Imani McGee-Stafford posted her first career double-double while averaging 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in the Longhorns' two wins last week. She also recorded nine blocks against Central Connecticut State (Nov. 24), the most for a Longhorn since Ashley Gayle swatted 10 shots against Cincinnati on Dec. 28, 2010. McGee-Stafford connected on .632 (12-of-19) of her field goal attempts in Texas' pair of home wins and was named Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Week.
Controlling the Boards
UT outrebounded Hofstra 62-31, including a 32-15 advantage in the first half. It was the sixth time in school history that Texas recorded 62 rebounds in a single game, tying for UT's fifth-best single-game mark. In four games, the Longhorns own a league-best +20.2 rebounding margin.
Rodrigo Running the Point
Freshman point guard Celina Rodrigo has dished out a team-high 23 assists through four games. Her 5.8 apg ranks first among all Big 12 Conference freshmen (fourth overall), and Rodrigo's 2.6 assist/turnover ratio is also tops in the league. The last true freshman to lead Texas in the category was Carla Cortijo (2006-07, 147 assists, 4.9 apg).
Last Time Out [Nov. 24, 2012]
Chassidy Fussell scored 22 points and Nneka Enemkpali scored 21 to lead No. 15 Texas over Central Connecticut State 94-58. Fussell made 4-of-7 shots from 3-point range. Enemkpali was 8 of 13 from the floor and grabbed 10 rebounds, reaching her fourth consecutive double-double for the season. Imani McGee-Stafford added 13 points and Cokie Reed 12 for the Longhorns (4-0). Texas opened the game with a 13-0 run, maintaining a 51-25 lead at halftime. The Blue Demons started the second half with a 9-4 run, but they were no match for Texas. The Blue Demons were 22 of 66 (33 percent) from the field for the game. Jaclyn Babe led the Blue Demons (2-2) with 15 points, 11 of them in the second half. Jessica Babe scored eight of her 10 points in the second half. Lauren Arbogast added 10.