Feb. 16, 2007
#15/#14 Baylor (22-4, 9-3) vs. Texas (16-10, 5-7)
Sunday, Feb. 18 - 2 p.m. (CT)
Ferrell Center - Waco, Texas
BAYLOR VS. TEXAS...
Sunday's matchup between No. 15 Baylor (22-4, 9-3) and Texas (16-10, 5-7) will be the 71st between the programs. Baylor currently enjoys a three-game win streak over the Longhorns and has claimed victory in four of the last five outings.
After playing four of the last five games on the road and posting a 4-1 record during that span, the Lady Bears are now in the third game of a three-game homestand. In fact, beginning with the Saturday, Feb. 7 game versus Iowa State, four of Baylor's six remaining conference games will be played in the Ferrell Center, where Baylor is 15-2 this year and 41-3 (.932) since the start of the 2004-05 season.
LADY BEARS VERSUS TEXAS A&M GAME TIME...
Baylor's Sunday, Feb. 25 game versus Texas A&M is at 1 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN2. The game was originally scheduled for 2 p.m., but was changed earlier this season after schedule cards and posters were printed.
OVER THE AIRWAVES
TV: College Sports Television (CSTV)
Tom Hart, play-by-play
Tammy Blackburn, color analyst
Video: Live video stream at BaylorBears.com
Audio: Live audio stream at BaylorBears.com
Radio: KRZI/ESPN - 1660 AM - Waco
KVCE - 1160 AM - Dallas
Rick May, play-by-play
Lori Fogleman, color analyst
LADY BEARS ON TELEVISION...
Sunday's game will be broadcast nationally on College Sports Television (CSTV) and marks Baylor's fifth appearance on national television in 2006-07.
Tom Hart will call the action while Tammy Blackburn will provide color analysis.
BAYLOR Lady Bears
IN THE POLLS
15 - Associated Press
14 - USA Today/ESPN Coaches
Angela Tisdale - Jr., G, 5-5 - 11.3 ppg, 3.9 apg
Jhasmin Player - So., G, 5-10 - 7.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg
Jessica Morrow - So., G, 6-2 - 9.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg
Rachel Allison - So., P, 6-1 - 7.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg
Bernice Mosby - Sr., P, 6-1 - 18.2 ppg, 9.5 rpg
IN THE POLLS
RV - Associated Press
NR - USA Today/ESPN Coaches
Carla Cortijo - Fr., G, 5-7 - 7.3 ppg, 4.4 apg
Erneisha Bailey - Jr., G, 5-9 - 7.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg
Brittainey Raven - Fr., G, 6-0 - 7.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg
Earnesia Williams - Fr., F, 6-1 - 8.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg
Tiffany Jackson - Sr., F, 6-3 - 17.8 ppg, 8.9 rpg
THE LADY BEARS...
The Baylor Lady Bears continue Big 12 Conference action after playing their most challenging non-conference schedule in program history. Baylor played three teams ranked among the Associated Press' top 25 (No. 9 LSU, No. 12 Purdue, No. 22 BYU) and two others who were receiving votes (Hofstra, UCLA). All told, Baylor has played eight ranked opponents, including five during Big 12 Conference action (No. 8 Oklahoma, No. 19 Texas A&M, No. 22 Nebraska, No. 24 Texas, No. 25 Kansas State).
Through 26 games, two players are averaging double-digit scoring but the Lady Bears have tremendous balance as seven players contribute 7.0 or more points a game.
Senior All-America candidate Bernice Mosby leads the way with 18.2 a game, ranking No. 2 among Big 12 players, and junior point guard Angela Tisdale scores 11.3 points. Sophomore guard Jessica Morrow manages 9.3, freshman post Danielle Wilson scores 8.8 an outing while freshman Latara Darrett tallies 7.6, sophomore Jhasmin Player manages 7.5 and sophomore post Rachel Allison scores 7.3.
Mosby is averaging a team-leading 9.5 rebounds a game, which ranks No. 3 in the conference, while Allison is the squad's second-leading rebounder with 6.4 a contest and is followed by Wilson's 5.1.
ATTENDANCE RECORD BROKEN...
For the second straight season, Baylor has cracked the 100,000 barrier and set a single-season total attendance record. Last year the Lady Bears drew 100,316 fans, so far this season 102,023 fans have passed through the turnstiles.
The Lady Bears need to draw 7,471 in their final two home games to break the all-time Ferrell Center total attendance record (men's or women's) of 109,494 set in 2001-02.
NO. 1 IN NCAA BLOCKING STATISTICS...
The Lady Bears come into the contest ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division I statistics (through games of Feb. 11) in blocked shots per game at 7.7 while second-ranked North Carolina sits at No. 2 with 7.2 and undefeated and top-ranked Duke is No. 3 at 6.8 an outing. In total blocks through games of Feb. 11, Baylor's 192 rejections rank No. 1, 12 blocks ahead of North Carolina's 180.
BIG 12 CONFERENCE BLOCKING RECORD...
Baylor, with its 203 blocks on the season, currently ranks No. 4 on the Big 12 Conference's single season blocks list, just one behind BU's 2003 squad's 204. The Lady Bears need 30 blocks to claim the top spot (232) held by Texas Tech's 2005 squad.
With its 203 blocks, including the 11 rejections against Oklahoma State on Wednesday, Baylor has blocked 72 more shots on the season than its nearest Big 12 opponent (Oklahoma, 131, 5.7 bpg).
1. 232, Texas Tech (2005)
2. 227, Texas Tech (2003)
3. 204, Baylor (2003)
4. 203, Baylor (2007)
BAYLOR QUICK HITS...
- For the second straight season, Baylor has cracked the 100,000 barrier and set a single-season total attendance record. Last year the Lady Bears drew 100,316 fans, so far this season 102,023 fans have passed through the turnstiles.
- The Lady Bears need to draw 7,471 in their final two home games to break the all-time Ferrell Center total attendance record (men's or women's) of 109,494 set in 2001-02.
- Baylor ranks No. 1 in NCAA Division I statistics in blocked shots at 7.7 a game (through game of Feb. 11).
- Since her arrival at Baylor, Kim Mulkey has posted the most victories (179) and the best winning percentage (.785) among Big 12 coaches.
- Senior All-America candidate Bernice Mosby averages 22.1 points and 11.1 rebounds a game versus ranked teams this season. The Lady Bears have played eight ranked opponents.
- Over the past four games, sophomore Angela Tisdale has averaged 16.5 points a game (18 vs. Nebraska, 12 vs. Texas Tech, 21 vs. Iowa State, 15 vs. OSU).
- In BU's last five games, Tisdale is 23-46 (.500) from 3-point range, including a Big 12 season-best seven treys versus Iowa State.
- Five Lady Bears were named to the Fall 2006 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll. Joining senior Latoya Wyatt on the list were sophomore Rachel Allison and freshmen Haylee Abbe, Kaitlin Oberg and Danielle Wilson. Abbe posted a 4.00 GPA last semester.
- Four Lady Bears have posted double-doubles this season: Bernice Mosby (12 - UNT, Hofstra, Purdue, LSU, SEMO, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech), Rachel Allison (2, UAPB, Oklahoma State), Danielle Wilson (2 - LSU & NCAT) and Angela Tisdale (SDSU).
- Sophomore Rachel Allison recorded her first career double-double versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff with 13 points and 10 rebounds and added another against Oklahoma State (14p, 12r).
- Two freshmen, Danielle Wilson (74) and Bradley (22), have combined for just under half of Baylor's blocked shots, 96-of-203. Senior Bernice Mosby has added 39 as well while Jessica Morrow tallied 25.
- Danielle Wilson, a Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year candidate, ranks No. 10 nationally in blocked shots (74) and is No. 2 on Baylor's single season top 10. She recently passed Steffanie Blackmon's 58, which she achieved in the 2002-03 season. Carol Reeves Brandenburg owns the top spot at 76 during the 1979-80 season.
- Wilson now ranks No. 10 on Baylor's career top 10 in blocked shots with 74.
- Tisdale ranks No. 7 on Baylor's career charts in assists (361) and No. 7 in treys made (91).
- Wilson's 74 blocks ranks No. 6 on the Big 12 single season list, Cisti Greenwalt (TT, 2003) sits at No. 5 with 78 and Angela Jackson (UT, 1997) is No. 4 with 79.
- Baylor is 140-12 (.921) under Mulkey when scoring 70 or more points, including 87-3 (.967) when putting 80 or more on the scoreboard. In 2006-07, the Lady Bears are 17-0 when scoring 70 or more points, 11-0 when topping the 80-point barrier.
- Baylor is 81-14 (.853) since the start of the 2004-05 season with 11 of the 14 setbacks coming at the hands of nationally ranked opponents. Baylor's last nine losses have come to ranked opponents.
- Baylor players have earned Big 12 Rookie of the Week five of the 14 weeks the award has been selected. Wilson has two selections under her belt while Bernice Mosby has picked up the award twice and Latara Darrett garnered one.
- In its four losses this season, Baylor is 11-of-41 (.216) from 3-point range compared to .369 (90-244 percent beyond the arc in its 22 wins.
- Over their last five games, the Lady Bears are 23-of-50 (.460) from 3-point range.
- Angela Tisdale's seven treys versus Iowa State rank as the Big 12's best single-game mark this season and second-best in Lady Bear history all-time.
- Baylor is 97-14 (.874) all-time in the Ferrell Center under Mulkey, including 41-3 (.932) since the start of the 2004-05 season.
SCOUTING THE LONGHORNS...
The Texas Longhorns, 16-10 on the season and 5-7 in conference action, will try to break a three-game losing streak, their longest since dropping the final four games of the 2005-06 campaign. The Longhorns are 3-5 in their last eight games and 6-6 over the past 12 contests.
Texas head coach Jody Conradt is in her 31st season as the Longhorns' head coach and 38th year as a head coach overall. Conradt, a 1963 Baylor graduate, is 781-241 in her 31 seasons at Texas and 898-303 in 38 campaigns all-told along the sidelines. She is 52-15 all-time versus her alma mater, having coached the Horns in 67 of the first 70 BU-UT games.
Senior forward Tiffany Jackson leads Texas with 17.8 points and 8.9 rebounds a game. With sophomore guard Erika Arriaran (10.5 ppg, team-high 26 3's) out with an ACL injury, the second-leading scorer for UT is freshman forward Earnesia Williams with 8.8 points. Junior guard Erneisha Bailey ranks second on the squad in rebounding at 5.9 a contest.
Baylor and Texas will meet for the 71st time when the two teams square off on Sunday afternoon. Texas leads the series 52-18, but Baylor currently enjoys a three-game win streak and has claimed victory in four of the last five outings. Texas' most recent triumph over Baylor came on Jan. 22, 2005 in Austin, 69-55.
The Lady Bears are 12-20 versus the Longhorns in Waco and five of those wins have come since the arrival of head coach Kim Mulkey. Texas' lone victory in Waco during Mulkey's tenure came on Feb. 27, 2003 (79-57).
Mulkey owns a 9-5 record against Texas, including 5-1 in Waco.