Texas forward Charli Collier (35) shoots in between two Kansas defenders on Jan. 23, 2019 in Austin. [Rodolfo Gonzalez for AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Women’s preview: Texas vs. Kansas

Posted January 21st, 2020


Texas vs. Kansas

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Erwin Center


TV/radio: Longhorn Network/105.3 FM The Bat

About the series: Texas leads 28-10

Kansas (12-4, 1-4 Big 12)
4FMariane De CarvalhoSr.6-210.96.2
5GAniya ThomasSoph.5-711.93.9
15GZakiyah FranklinFr.5-710.63.2*
21GBrooklyn MitchellSoph.5-611.13.0*
35CBailey HelgrenJr.6-54.85.9
Coach: Brandon Schneider (51-86, 5th season at Kansas; 452-224, 22nd year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Jayhawks: Kansas has been beaten 14 straight times by the Longhorns. The Jayhawks’ last victory in this series was a 76-38 triumph in 2013. …  Kansas snapped a four-game losing streak with a 67-50 win over Texas Tech on Saturday. … Six Jayhawks are averaging between 10.5 and 11.9 points per game this winter. … Kansas ranks 61st nationally in fewest fouls committed. A Jayhawk has fouled out on only four occasions during the 2019-20 season.

Texas (11-6, 3-2 Big 12)
1GSug SuttonSr.5-811.23.8*
10GLashann HiggsSr.5-99.53.7
12GJada UnderwoodSr.6-05.03.9
24FJoyner HolmesSr.6-313.99.2
35FCharli CollierSoph.6-513.810.4
Coach: Karen Aston (176-78, 8th year at Texas; 277-141, 13th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Longhorns: Texas is looking to win the 1,100th game in its program’s history. … On Monday, guard Celeste Taylor shared the Big 12’s freshman of the week honor with Kansas State forward Ayoka Lee. Her seven steals in a 71-63 win at Kansas State on Sunday were tied for the eighth-most in UT’s record books. … Eight Longhorns knocked down a three-pointer against Kansas State. … After seven straight games with the same starting lineup, Texas has trotted out a different starting five in each of its last three games.

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