Dec. 12, 2011
Complete Texas Game Notes
No. 24/24 TEXAS (6-2) vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-7)
40 Acres Field Trip
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 11 a.m. Central LHN
Frank Erwin Center (16,734) Austin, Texas
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
TELEVISION: The game will be televised by Longhorn Network. Fran Harris (pxp) and Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil (analyst) will call the action.
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 "The Zone" will broadcast Wednesday's game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Craig Way (pxp) and Carol Ross (analyst) will handle the call.
SERIES: Texas 1-0. Last meeting: Texas 114-53 (Jan. 2, 2010; Austin, Texas)
40 Acres Field Trip ... UT Athletics has invited local schools to Wednesday's 40 Acres Field Trip game versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff. 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.
Brewer to Make Texas Debut ... Transfer Kayla Brewer (South Carolina) will make her Texas debut in Wednesday's contest against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Brewer, a sophomore forward, transferred to Texas in January after playing in seven games for South Carolina and averaging 13.9 minutes per game.
Big Bench Performance by Bass ... Texas saw its most bench production from sophomore guard Chelsea Bass in its 61-53 win over Michigan State. Bass collected a season-high five rebounds, sank a season-high four free throws and logged a season-high 24 minutes after missing the first two games of the season due to post-concussion symptoms.
Post Production ... Sophomore post Cokie Reed scored 14 points and senior post Ashley Gayle added nine - season-highs for both players - and the duo combined for 20 rebounds and six blocked shots against the Spartans.
Series vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Wednesday's contest marks the second meeting between Texas and Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Longhorns defeated the Lady Lions 114-53 in Austin when the two teams met for the first time on Jan. 2, 2010.
Overall Series Record - Texas, 1-0
Goestenkors all-time vs. UAPB - 1-0
Most UT points - 114 (Jan. 2, 2010)
Most UAPB points - 53 (Jan. 2, 2010)
Largest UT margin - 61 (114-53; Jan. 2, 2010)
Texas vs. Southwestern Conference Opponents
The Horns have posted a 13-1 record against current members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference entering Wednesday's game (2-0 vs. Alcorn State, 1-0 vs. Mississippi Valley State, 2-1 vs. Prairie View A&M, 4-0 vs. Southern, 4-0 vs. Texas Southern). Texas last faced a SWAC member on Nov. 20, 2011, when it handed Alcorn State a 74-42 loss.
Flashback: vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Jan. 2, 2010)
Ashleigh Fontenette had a perfect first half with 22 points on 9-of-9 shooting and Texas romped past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 114-53. Texas' 114 points tied for the fourth most in school history. Fontenette played only 10 minutes in the first half. Her first basket of the second half was a 3-pointer before misfiring on her 11th shot with about 14:30 left to play. Fontenette finished with 30 points, a season high for the Longhorns. Kathleen Nash added 17 points for Texas, hitting five 3-pointers.
Texas dominated Michigan States on the boards with a 46-32 advantage. The Longhorns entered the game with just a +2.6 rebound margin - a mark that ranked 123rd nationally - while the Spartans were 10th in the country at +12.7. It marked the first time all season Michigan State was outrebounded by an opponent.
Gayle and Fussell in National Rankings
Senior post Ashley Gayle's 4.1 blocks per game ranks fourth in the latest NCAA Division I rankings (Dec. 12) while sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell is ranked 10th nationally with a .933 (28-of-30) mark from the free throw line. Check of the Polls UT climbed one spot to No. 24 in the most recent Associated Press poll (Dec. 12) and No. 24 in the ESPN/USA Today poll (Dec. 6).
Last Time Out: vs. Michigan State (Dec. 10, 2011)
Cokie Reed returned to the court after an early injury scare and led No. 25 Texas past Michigan State 61-53 Saturday. Reed left in the first half following a hard fall but was back before halftime and finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for the Longhorns. Porsche Poole scored 13 points for Michigan State. Michigan State took an early 11-3 advantage, powered by a trio of 3-pointers. A layup by Ashleigh Fontenette gave Texas its first lead of the game at 16-15 and keyed an 18-7 run by the Longhorns. Texas never trailed after that in its first game since losing at No. 8 Tennessee on Dec. 4.