Jayhawks Head to Lone Star State to Face the Longhorns Saturday
Feb. 8, 2007
Lawrence, Kan. –
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Date: Saturday, Feb. 10
Tip-Off: 5 p.m.
Location: Austin, Texas
Venue: The FrankErwinCenter
Series: UT leads 10-6
Series in Austin: UT leads 4-2
Last Meeting: Jan. 3, 2006: KU 70, #23 UT 61
Current Win Streak: 1, Kansas
KU Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Record: 194-107 overall and 36-45 at KU
vs. UT: 1-1
UT Coach: Jody Conradt
Record: 882-293 overall and 765-231 at UT
vs. KU: 10-6
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Play-by-Play: Brian Anderson
Color Analyst: Andrea Lloyd Curry
The University of Kansas will face the University of Texas in Austin on Saturday. Tip-off between the Jayhawks and Longhorns is set for 5 p.m. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Net Southwest, available in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.
Shaquina Mosley is averaging 16.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists in KU’s last seven contests … The Jayhawks are coming off their first conference victory on Tuesday night after defeating Colorado, 70-68, in overtime … The overtime game was KU’s first of the season and fourth under Bonnie Henrikson … KU is now 4-0 in overtime games under Henrickson … In KU’s last meeting with Texas, the Jayhawks defeated the 23rd-ranked Longhorns 70-61 to improve its record to 12-0 … KU’s victory over UT last season snapped a six-game Longhorn winning streak … Taylor McIntosh has posted double-figures in each of KU’s last four games … McIntosh is shooting 59-percent in Big 12 games, ranking third … Kelly Kohn’s 1.52 steals per game rank third among Big 12 freshmen … Kohn’s 1.76 assist-to-turnover ratio in Big 12 games is tops in the league … Danielle McCray has been the first player off KU’s bench a team-high nine times … In conference games only, KU’s 3-point defense (.237) is tops in the Big 12 … On the season, KU’s non-starters have outscored its opponents 551-325 … KU’s freshmen class has scored 775 of the Jayhawks 1,371 points this season (57 percent) … Kansas has four players (Kelly Kohn, Danielle McCray, LaChelda Jacobs and Sade Morris) in the top 15 in scoring among Big 12 freshmen … Three of KU’s next four games will be at home.
Texas had its two-game winning streak snapped at Oklahoma State on Wednesday in a 77-58 defeat … The Longhorns are on the cusp of cracking the Top 25, as UT received the most votes of a team not among the Top 25 in both polls … UT is led by two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection Tiffany Jackson … The 6-foot-3 senior is averaging 18.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per contest … Jackson also leads the Longhorns in steals (63), blocks (29) and minutes (34.7 per game) … Jackson has recorded nine double-doubles on the year … Sophomore Erika Arriaran was posting 15.0 points per game before suffering a season-ending injury in UT’s 15th game … The Longhorns are allowing just 60.2 points to Big 12 foes, the second fewest in the league … UT’s 144 assists and 101 steals in 10 Big 12 games are tops in the league … The Longhorns are 12-3 at home this season including 3-2 in Big 12 games … UT is averaging 4,948 fans per home contest … Texas has held opponents to 23 (Southern University) and 34 (Kansas State) points this season … Texas is coached by Jody Conradt, in her 31st season at Texas and 38th year overall … Conradt is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
KU’S LAST OUTING
Shaquina Mosley scored on a driving layup with four seconds to play in overtime and Taylor McIntosh hit two free-throws with 19 seconds remaining in regulation to force the extra period, as the University of Kansas defeated Colorado, 70-68, for its first Big 12 Conference win of the season Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Mosley scored a career-high 20 points while also recording eight rebounds and five assists for the Jayhawks and Sharita Smith added a career-high 12 points, including 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. Overall, KU finished 17-18 (95 percent) from the charity stripe.
Colorado took a two point lead with 2:26 left to play in overtime, but Danielle McCray answered with a jumper to knot the contest at 68-68 with 1:28 remaining. Each team then traded empty possessions, setting up a potential-game winning situation for the Buffaloes (10-12, 4-6). Kansas got the stop and after Mosley raced up the court for the eventual game-winner with 3.9 seconds remaining, CU’s Whitney Houston’s buzzer beater fell short, clinching the victory for Kansas.
Houston finished the contest with a game-high 25 points, and Jackie McFarland added 22 points and 18 rebounds for Colorado.
Kelly Kohn had a strong game for the Jayhawks, scoring eight points while tallying seven rebounds and seven assists. Freshman Sade Morris also netted eight points.
Kansas will begin a three-game homestand on Wednesday against Missouri. The Border Showdown will tip-off at 7 p.m. The three-game homestand will mark KU’s last home contests of the season.