Nov. 29, 2008
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#11/9 TEXAS (6-0) vs. FAU (3-2)
Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 · 4 p.m. Central
FAU Arena (5,000) · Boca Raton, Fla.
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
RADIO: KVET (1300 AM Sportsradio The Zone) will broadcast Sunday's game between Texas and FAU. Fans can also tune into XM Satellite Radio Ch. 231 for all of the action. Jon Madani (pxp) and Carol Ross (analyst) will call the game.
INTERNET AUDIO: Listen to Texas Basketball games on subscription-based Yahoo! Sports College Broadcast.
SERIES: Sunday's game will mark the first contest between Texas and FAU.
· TEAM NOVEMBER ... Texas is currently riding a perfect 6-0 record in the month of November. Over the years, the Longhorns have recorded 14 spotless records in November months with their last coming in the 2003-04 season (6-0). UT is 120-27 (.816) all-time in the month of November.
· HORNS LOOKING FOR SECOND TOURNAMENT TITLE ... After sweeping the season-opening World Vision Classic earlier in November, the Longhorns are looking for their second tournament title of the 2008-09 season. Texas will face tournament host FAU in the championship game of the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m. Central in Boca Raton, Fla.
· PERFECT START ... Texas has now started the season a perfect 6-0 nine times in its 35-year history. The Longhorns first accomplished the feat in their third season, 1976-77, and last went 6-0 out of the gate in the 2003-04 season.
SERIES VS. FAU
LAST TIME OUTBrittainey Raven
Sunday's game between Texas and FAU will mark the first contest between the two schools.
scored 20 points to help No. 11 Texas beat Georgia Tech, 76-68, on Saturday in the opening round of the FAU Thanksgiving Classic. Erika Arriaran
added 15 points for Texas (6-0), which matched its best start since 2003-04 and will play Florida Atlantic in Sunday's championship game. Georgia Tech led for most of the first half until Carla Cortijo
scored with 8:40 remaining in the first half to give the Longhorns their first lead of the game. Texas went into halftime with an eight-point lead. Despite the slow start, the Longhorns outshot the Yellow Jackets by 17 percent from the field and 38 percent from 3-point range.
A CHECK OF THE POLLS
UT is ranked No. 11 in The Associated Press poll (Nov. 24) and broke into the Top 10 in the ESPN/USA Today (Nov. 25) poll at No. 9. The Longhorns are one of 12 teams that remain undefeated in both polls. Texas will face three more teams that are currently ranked in both polls throughout the pre-conference season: No. 9/12 Tennessee (Dec. 14), No. 21/19 Arizona State (Dec. 18) and No. 19/23 Purdue (Jan. 5).
Texas is currently riding a perfect 6-0 record in the month of November. Over the years, the Longhorns have recorded 14 spotless records in November months with their last coming in the 2003-04 season (6-0). UT is 120-27 (.816) all-time in the month of November.
DOUBLING THE OPPONENT
Through the first six games of the 2008-09 season, the Longhorns have more than doubled their opponents in assists. Texas has recorded 120 assists to its opponents' 48, with senior guard Carla Cortijo dishing out 38. UT is averaging 20.0 apg, which puts the team on target to reach 600 assists in 30 regular season games. The team record for most assists in a season is 715 in 35 games (1983-84).
Texas has now started the season a perfect 6-0 nine times in its 35-year history. The Longhorns first accomplished the feat in their third season, 1976-77, and last went 6-0 out of the gate in the 2003-04 season. Additionally, head coach Gail Goestenkors has started the season 6-0 seven times in her 17-year head coaching career (six times while head coach of Duke), including her first two seasons at Duke. Those were the only seasons (1992-93, 1993-94) that Goestenkors' teams began the season 6-0 and did not advance to at least the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.