Texas forward Joyner Holmes (24) drives around Iowa State's Adriana Camber (13) at the Erwin Center on Jan. 27, 2018. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Women’s preview: Texas vs. Iowa State

Posted February 11th, 2020


Texas vs. Iowa State

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Erwin Center


TV/radio: Longhorn Network/105.3 FM The Bat

About the series: Iowa State leads 20-19

Iowa State (14-8, 6-5 Big 12)
4GRae JohnsonJr.5-78.44.5*
13GAdriana CamberSr.5-106.54.0
24GAshley JoensSoph.6-021.310.5
25FKristin ScottJr.6-314.77.2
32GMaggie Espenmiller-McGrawFr.5-109.03.7*
Coach: Bill Fennelly (519-270, 25th year at Iowa State; 685-323, 31st year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Cyclones: Joens, who dislocated her shoulder in last week’s game against Oklahoma but returned to help Iowa State seal a 63-59 victory, was recently named the Big 12’s Player of the Week for the fifth time this season. No other player has won the award more than two times. … Iowa State is 4-4 in road games with only one win over a team that currently boasts a top-50 RPI (No. 50 Oklahoma State). Texas has the 31st-best RPI. … Iowa State leads the Big 12 in both made free throws (349) and free throw percentage (76.9%). … Four Cyclones have made at least 30 3-pointers.

Texas (15-7, 7-3 Big 12)
0GCeleste TaylorFr.5-119.04.5
1GSug SuttonSr.5-811.44.0*
12GJada UnderwoodSr.6-05.03.8
24FJoyner HolmesSr.6-313.28.9
35FCharli CollierSoph.6-513.110.4
Coach: Karen Aston (180-79, 8th year at Texas; 281-142, 13th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Longhorns:  On Jan. 6, Texas secured an 81-75 win over Iowa State in Ames. … Sutton is one of 10 semifinalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award. That honor is given annually to the nation’s top point guard. …  Coming off the bench, Texas senior Lashann Higgs has scored at least 10 points in four of UT’s last five games. … Texas ranks 12th nationally in rebounding (43.4 per game), but UT was out-rebounded 42-28 by Iowa State in their first meeting. Said Aston: “They whipped us on the boards last time so we’re going to have to do a much better job than we did up in Ames.”

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