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2008 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship
Game 10: No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 7 Texas

March 13, 2008

Final Score: Oklahoma State 75 - Texas 72

Session Two Attendance: 4,763
Total Championship Attendance: 19,770

Starters
Oklahoma State: Riley, Hardeman, Green, Smith, Cordero
Texas: Cortijo, Raven, Bailey, Williams, Lindsey

2007-08 Regular Season
Oklahoma State and Texas split the season series. The Longhorns held serve at home, 70-63, with the Cowgirls following suit in Stillwater, 71-66.

Updated Head-to-Head Figures

  • Texas leads the all-time series 21-7
  • The Cowgirls took the teams' first-ever championship meeting
  • Now in his third year at OSU, Kurt Budke is 4-3 against UT
  • Gail Goestenkors' record against the Cowgirls currently falls to 1-2

At the Conference Tournament

  • OSU improves to 8-11 all-time at the conference tournament and 7-7 in tourney games held at Municipal Auditorium
  • UT drops to 7-13 in tourney action

Semifinal

  • OSU is now 4-2 in the semifinals of the championships
  • UT drops to 3-3 in semifinal action
  • The No. 3 seed is 6-3 on day three, while the seventh seed goes winless at 0-1

OSU by the Numbers

  • With her 23 points on Thursday, Andrea Riley has now tallied 20+ points in all but one (30) contest this season and 10+ points in 14 consecutive games ... she has also surpassed 700 points on the season (706)
  • Shaunte' Smith recorded her sixth double-double of the season with her 12 points and 16 boards ... in doing so, the junior moves into sole possession of the seventh spot on the Cowgirls' career double-doubles list ... she also surpassed the 600 career rebound benchmark with her 16 rebounds on the day (603)
  • Danielle Green scored 20+ points for just the second time of the season and the first time since league play opened

UT by the Numbers

  • Texas sophomore guard Brittainey Raven (11 points) notched double-figure scoring for the 12th game in a row and for the 32nd time in 33 games to date (a team best)
  • Redshirt sophomore point guard Carla Cortijo (14 points) reached double-digit for the second consecutive tourney game ... Cortijo had a career-high and game-high 24 in UT's upset win over No. 8 Baylor in the quarterfinals (76-61)
  • Ashley Lindsey grabbed 10+ boards for the sixth time during Big 12 play
  • Earnesia Williams tailed double-figure scoring for the second consecutive and 13th overall game of the season
  • Kat Nash has had double-digit scoring in three of the last four games and 11 overall this season ... she tied her career high in blocks with one on Thursday

Team Tidbits
OSU...

  • Has recorded 24 victories in 2007-08, the second-highest total in school history (most was 27 in 1990-91)
  • Reached for 5+ blocks for the 12th time this season and only the fifth time since conference play opened
  • Drained fewer than five treys for just the eighth time this year
  • Recorded 15+ assists for the 8th time this season and just the second time in Big 12 play
  • Failed to nab five steals for only the second time all season

UT...

  • Has had four or more players record double-digit scoring five times this season
  • Is now 17-7 on the year when using this starting line-up
  • Tallied nine treys for just the second time this season
  • Recorded its second-lowest number of steals on the season with four
  • Falls to 6-7 against top-25 teams and is 4-9 when trailing at the half
  • Drops to 6-2 when playing at neutral sites
  • Holds a 9-8 at Municipal Auditorium
  • Texas is now 3-3 in semifinal showings, advancing to the title game in 2000, 2004 and 2005 ... Texas won the championship in 2003 and finished second in both 2000 and 2004
  • In the Texas five-game win streak, no UT opponent scored more than 63 points, and three were held to 55 points or less
  • Texas has played in 13 games which have been decided by 10 points or less - including eight of its last 15 contests (all Big 12 games)... After tonight's three-point loss, Texas is 7-6 in these games -- 4-1 in games decided by 6-10 points (2-1 in Big 12 regular season play), and 3-5 in games decided by five points or less (including a 2-3 mark in Big 12 regular season action, and 2-4 against Big 12 teams if you count tonight's game).
  • The 46 points allowed in the first half were uncharacteristic for the 2007-08 Longhorns, as they were the second-most yielded by the Longhorns this year in the first 20 minutes of play ... the most were 51 points which No. 1 Tennessee scored 51 to lead 51-32 at intermission in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 18 (Tennessee won, 92-67).
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