Dec. 26, 2011
Complete Texas Game Notes
Delaware State Game Notes
No. 22/25 TEXAS (9-2) vs. Delaware State (3-10, 0-2 MEAC)
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 • 3:08 p.m. Central • LHN
Frank Erwin Center (16,734) • Austin, Texas
GAME DAY QUICK FACTS
TELEVISION: The game will be televised by Longhorn Network. Carter Blackburn (pxp) and Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil (analyst) will call the action.
RADIO: KVET-AM 1300 "The Zone" will broadcast Wednesday's game against Delaware State. Jon Madani (pxp) and Carol Ross (analyst) will handle the call.
SERIES: First meeting
• Scoring Outburst ... Five players scored in double figures for the first time this season in Texas' 91-38 win over Grambling State. Complementing Chassidy Fussell's game-high 19 points was Fontenette (14), Ashley Gayle (11), Chelsea Bass (11) and Cokie Reed (10).
• Seeing Double ... Senior guard Ashleigh Fontenette recorded Texas' first double-double of the season with a career-high tying 10 assists and 14 points against Grambling State. She is averaging 9.3 apg over the last three games.
• Fussell Catching Fire ... Sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell recorded back-to-back 20+ point games before the holiday break with 22 points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and 20 more when facing North Texas. Her combined 42 points in those contests are the most in consecutive games by any Longhorn player this season and she has reached double-figure scoring in three straight games.
• Goestenkors at Home ... Fifth-year head coach Gail Goestenkors boasts a 52-16 all-time record at the Frank Erwin Center and is 33-2 against non-conference opponents at home.
Series vs. Delaware State
Wednesday's contest marks the first-ever meeting between Texas and Delaware State.
Flashback: Postgame Notes vs. Grambling State
- Texas' 53-point win over Grambling State marked its largest margin of victory since Dec. 10, 2008, when it defeated Texas-Pan American 112-59 (+53).
- Five players scored in double-figures for the first time this season.
- Texas' 30-point lead at halftime marked its largest of the season (47-17).
- Grambling State shot just 16.7 percent (5-of-30) from the field in the first half while Texas shot 48.4 percent (15-of-31).
- UT connected on a season-high nine 3-point field goals.
- Grambling State shot 19.7 from the field (15-of-76, a season-low by a Texas opponent.
- Texas has held its last 10 opponents to under 40% field-goal shooting.
- UT's last four opponents have shot just 27.3% (70-of-256) from the field.
- The Longhorns outrebounded the Lady Tigers 60-42. UT has outrebounded seven opponents this season and boasts a +5.1 margin on the boards.
- Texas' 60 rebounds were it's most since recording 62 against Sam Houston State on Nov. 21, 2005.
Guards Getting Game Time
Texas' guard corps has seen plenty of minutes due to injuries among its bench. Sophomore Chassidy Fussell is averaging a team-high 31.1 mpg and senior Ashleigh Fontenette is just behind at 30.8. Senior Ashleigh Fontenette is logging 28.6 mpg and sophomore Chelsea Bass is adding 19.8 off the bench.
Reed Returning to Offensive Form
Sophomore post Cokie Reed is averaging 11.0 ppg over the last four contests as opposed to 7.6 ppg through the first seven games of the season. She has reached double-figure scoring in her last four outings.
Check of the Polls
UT remained No. 22 in the seventh-week edition of the Associated Press poll (Dec. 26) and is No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today poll (Dec. 20).
Last Time Out: vs. Grambling State (Dec. 20, 2011)
Chassidy Fussell scored 19 points and No. 22 Texas opened the game with 19 consecutive points en route to a 91-38 victory over Grambling State. The Longhorns held the Tigers without a field goal over the first 5:36, led by 30 at halftime and built the margin to 55 in the closing minutes before finishing with their largest margin of victory this season. Fussell was 3-for-7 on 3-pointers and Texas made a season-high nine from behind the arc. Ashleigh Fontenette added 14 points and 10 assists for the Longhorns. Ashley Gayle and Chelsea Bass each had 11 points, and Cokie Reed scored 10. Savannah Carter scored 12 points to lead Grambling State. The Longhorns caused 15 turnovers and Gayle, fourth in the nation with 4.2 blocks per game, recorded two for Texas. Defense Wins Texas has held its last 10 opponents to under 40% field-goal shooting. The Longhorns' last four opponents have shot just 27.3% (70-of-256) from the field. UT held Grambling State to only 19.7% (15-of-76) from the field, the lowest by a Texas opponent this season.