Tech Looks To Finish Out Big 12 Road Schedule With A Win

Katrisa O'Neal and the No. 7 Lady Raiders will look to finish out the regular-season road schedule with a win Saturday against Oklahoma State.

Katrisa O'Neal and the No. 7 Lady Raiders will look to finish out the regular-season road schedule with a win Saturday against Oklahoma State.
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Feb. 24, 2000

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Oklahoma State Cowgirls (13-13/5-9 Big 12)
#7/7 Texas Tech Lady Raiders (22-3/11-3 Big 12)
February 26, 2000 - Stillwater, Okla. - 7 p.m.
Gallagher-Iba Arena (6,381)

Saturday's Game
No. 7 Texas Tech will travel to Oklahoma State for a 7 p.m. game at Gallagher-Iba Arena. It will be the 21st meeting between the two schools.

The Lady Raiders
Texas Tech owns a 22-3 mark and 11-3 in Big 12 play. Senior Aleah Johnson leads the Lady Raiders in scoring with a 14.2 average followed by freshman Plenette Pierson at 13.7, senior Keitha Dickerson at 12.4 and junior Katrisa O'Neal at 11.3. Dickerson is Tech's top rebounder as she is averaging 9.9 boards per outing, which is first in the Big 12. Senior Melinda Schmucker-Pharies has a team-high 137 assists, while Pierson owns a team-best 18 blocks and O'Neal has 86 steals.

The Lady Raiders are shooting 43.6 percent from the field, 28.9 percent from the three-point arc and 60.2 percent from the charity stripe.

Scouting the Opponent
Oklahoma State enters the game with a 13-13 overall record and 5-9 in Big 12 play after losing at Nebraska, 75-71, last Wednesday. In that game, senior Jennifer Crow scored a game-high 30 points followed by sophomore Jessica Bates with 11 and junior Toya Releford and freshman Shelby Hutchens with 10 points each. Bates grabbed nine rebounds, while freshman Chantoya Hawkins had five assists. The Cowgirls shot 41.1 percent (23-56) from the field, 40 percent (6-15) from three-point range, and 73.1 percent (19-26) from the charity stripe.

On the year, Crow paces OSU in scoring with a 21.7 average followed by Hawkins at 10.8. Sophomore Kara Faulk is the top rebounder, grabbing 7.1 boards per outing, while Crow is averaging 6.3 rebounds a game. Crow also leads the team in assists with 109. Hawkins has a team-best 56 steals, while Bates is the top shot blocker with 13 blocks.

The Cowgirls are shooting 40.4 percent from the field, 30.5 percent from the three-point arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line.

Dick Halterman is in his 17th season at the helm of the Cowgirls, establishing a record of 300-200. He is also in his 26th season as a head coach with a record of 549-234.

Series Record
It is the 21st meeting between Texas Tech and Oklahoma State with the series tied at 10-10, while Tech is 9-7 in the Marsha Sharp era. The Lady Raiders were victorious in the first meeting this year, 76-51, in Lubbock on Jan. 15.

Probable Starters
Texas Tech Lady Raiders
Head Coach: Marsha Sharp (428-132, 18th season)

Pos.Name (Ht., Yr., Hometown)PPGRPGFG%FT%
F-15Aleah Johnson (6-1, Sr., Carrollton, Texas)
F-25Keitha Dickerson (6-0, Sr., Elk City, Okla.)
C-54Plenette Pierson (6-1, Fr., Kingwood, Texas)
G-3Melinda Schmucker-Pharies (5-9, Sr., Nazareth, Texas)
G-24Katrisa O'Neal (5-6, Jr., Plainview, Texas)

Top Reserves

G-32Amber Tarr (6-0, So., Ozona, Texas)
C-34Tanisha Ellison (6-1, So., Houston, Texas)
G-1Courtney Pastner (5-5, Fr., Kingwood, Texas)

Oklahoma State Cowgirls
Head Coach: Dick Halterman (300-200, 17th season)

Pos.Name (Ht., Yr., Hometown)PPGRPGFG%FT%
F-00Toya Releford (5-10, Jr., Roland, Okla.)
C-12Jessica Bates (6-2, So., Owasso, Okla.)
G-20Shelby Hutchens (5-10, Fr., Stillwater, Okla.)
G-32Chantoya Hawkins (5-5, Fr., Raytown, Mo.)
G-34Jennifer Crow (5-9, Sr., Corn, Okla.)

Last Time vs. Oklahoma State
January 15, 2000 - Lubbock, Texas - Senior Aleah Johnson had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 14 Texas Tech over Oklahoma State 76-51.

Freshman Plenette Pierson had 15 points and 10 rebounds and junior Katrisa O'Neal added 13 points for the Lady Raiders who led 33-21 at halftime.

Texas Tech scored 36 points off turnovers, while Oklahoma State scored 12. The Lady Raiders shot just 39 percent and Oklahoma State 35 percent.

Jennifer Crow scored 11 points for the Cowgirls, and Chantoya Hawkins had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

A Look Back
(AP) - After 50 minutes of the hardest basketball she had ever played, Melinda Schmucker-Pharies had had enough. There would be no third overtime.

The Texas Tech guard hit four foul shots over the final 20 seconds of the second overtime Wednesday night to secure No. 7 Texas Tech's 91-85 victory over unranked Texas. The Lady Raiders blew out Texas by 29 points three weeks ago but found themselves in a drawn-out slugfest in the first overtime game of the 59-game series between the teams.

The Lady Raiders had to survive woeful foul shooting (23-of-42) and a career-high 34 points and 18 rebounds by Texas' Edwina Brown for just their fourth victory in Austin.

Tech shot 49 percent from the floor but almost watched Texas steal a victory as the Lady Raiders, who used only seven players, got tired and started to foul out.

Plenette Pierson, who scored 22 points for the Tech, missed two foul shots with 5.1 seconds left that allowed Texas to tie it at 70 and send the game into overtime.

After her second miss, Texas got the rebound but still had to go the length of the court in four seconds.

After calling time-out, the Longhorns got the ball inbounds to Brown, who was fouled deep in her own end by Aleah Johnson to get to the line. Brown, who was 13-of-13 at the line at that point, rattled both around the rim and in to send the game into overtime.

Brown had a chance to win it in the final seconds of the first extra period but missed the first of two foul shots before hitting the second to tie it at 81. Brown, who played all 50 minutes, did not score in the second overtime.

Pierson, meanwhile, scored the first four points of the second extra period to give Tech an 85-81 lead.

Texas' Lindsey Ryan hit a jumper and dumped the ball inside to JoRuth Woods for a layup to pull the Longhorns within 87-85 with 1:06 left before Pierson again missed two foul shots.

Brown came up short on a 10-footer with 30 seconds left. Tech grabbed the rebound and forced Texas to send Schmucker-Pharies to the line. The Lady Raiders outscored Texas 10-4 in the final overtime.

Schmucker-Pharies finished with 14. Johnson added 21 points for Tech before fouling out during the first overtime

Tracy Cook and Woods each scored 14 for Texas.

Lady Raider Head Coach Marsha Sharp
One of the most respected and well-known coaches in Texas Tech history, head coach Marsha Sharp is 428-132 in her 18th year at the helm of the Lady Raiders. The 1999 Big 12 Coach of the Year, for the second consecutive year, has led the Lady Raiders to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 10 consecutive, and five NCAA Sweet 16 appearances and the NCAA National Championship in 1993. While in the SWC, coach Sharp and the Lady Raiders never finished below third, they won or shared the last five championships, and they captured three Post-Season Classic titles. Sharp claimed her 400th career victory last season in the 83-71 win at Colorado on Feb. 24, 1999. A 1974 graduate of Wayland Baptist University, Sharp was named the National Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1994. She also reaped SWC Coach of the Year honors seven times, five consecutively.

NCAA Stats
As of games through Feb. 21, Texas Tech is fourth in the nation in scoring defense at 53.4. Tech is also 12th in won-lost percentage (.875) and 17th in scoring margin (14.5)

Junior Katrisa O'Neal is 15th in steals with a 3.5 average and senior Keitha Dickerson ranks 24th in rebounding with a 10.2 average.

30 Straight Big 12 Wins at Home
Texas Tech currently holds a 30-game winning streak for Big 12 home games. The Lady Raiders hold a 30-1 record in Big 12 games played in Lubbock. The last time and the only Big 12 home loss came against Oklahoma State in a 78-56 loss Jan. 8, 1997.

11th Straight 20-Win Season
With the victory over Nebraska Feb. 16, Texas Tech claimed its 11th straight 20-win season and its 15th 20-win season under head coach Marsha Sharp. During the Sharp era, Tech has compiled three 30-win seasons, including last year's record of 30-4.

Big 12 Player of the Week
Senior Keitha Dickerson was named the Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for games from Feb. 14-20. She averaged 17.5 points and 9.0 rebounds while leading Texas Tech to wins over Nebraska and No. 18/20 Oklahoma. She connected on 13-of-20 field goal attempts for a .650 percentage and 9-of-14 free throws for a .643 percentage. Dickerson also contributed eight assists and four steals.

Pierson Matches Career High
Freshman Plenette Pierson matched her career-high 22 points as she recorded a her fifth double-double with 11 rebounds at Texas Feb. 23.

Ellison Gets First Career Double-Double
Sophomore Tanisha Ellison recorded her first double-double of her career as she scored 11 points and grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds in the victory at Texas Feb. 23.

Schmucker-Pharies Plays All 50 Minutes
In the double overtime win at Texas Feb. 23, senior Melinda Schmucker-Pharies played all 50 minutes of the game for a season-high 14 points, nine assists and committed just three turnovers.

Schmucker-Pharies Tied For First in Career Assists
Senior Melinda Schmucker-Pharies dished out nine assists at Texas Feb. 23 to tie her for first on Tech's all-time career list for assists with Krista Kirkland at 553.

First 2OT Since 1987
Tech's 91-85 double overtime triumph at Texas Feb. 23 marked the first time the Lady Raiders had played a double overtime game since Jan. 31, 1987 when they beat Houston, 79-70, in Lubbock.

Dickerson Scores Career High
Senior Keitha Dickerson scored a career-high 23 points in the Lady Raiders win over No. 18 Oklahoma Feb. 19. Her previous career high was 21, which she had scored twice in her career.

Most Points Score in Conference Play, Again
After scoring is most points in a Big 12 game this year at 86 points vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19, the Lady Raiders scored more points vs. Texas Feb. 23 with 91 points in the double overtime win. It was the second highest output for Tech this season. Tech scored 102 points vs. Southwest Texas State Nov. 26.

4-1 on TV
Texas Tech is now 4-1 when playing live on television. Tech started off the season beating LSU on Lifetime Television and then beat Kansas and Texas A&M on FOX Sports Nets and Oklahoma on espn2 all in Lubbock, while losing at Iowa State FOX Sports Net.

Back-to-Back Double Digits for Starters
All five starters scored in double figures in the victory over Oklahoma Feb. 19. Senior Keitha Dickerson led the way with a career-high 23 points, followed by freshman Plenette Pierson with 18, seniors Aleah Johnson and Melinda Schmucker-Pharies and junior Katrisa O'Neal each scored 12 points. And then at Texas Feb. 23, all five again scored double digits along with sophomore Tanisha Ellison. Pierson had 22, Johnson 21, Schmucker-Pharies 14, Ellison 11 and Dickerson and O'Neal with 10 apiece.

Getting the Minutes
This season, Texas Tech has been putting their starters to work. Four of the five are averaging 32-plus minutes a game, including senior Melinda Schmucker-Pharies who is averaging a team-high 36.1 minutes a game. Junior Katrisa O'Neal is averaging 33.9 minutes, senior Keitha Dickerson at 33.8, senior Aleah Johnson at 32.2 and freshman Plenette Pierson at 27.5 minutes per contest.

Home Court Streak
The Lady Raiders currently hold a 27-home game winning streak. Tech's streak ranks them third among NCAA Division I home-court winning streaks. Grambling currently has the number one streak at 66 games.

Lady Raiders in the Polls
Since January 20, 1992, the Lady Raiders have been ranked in the Top 25 in the Associated Press poll and/or the USA Today/ESPN poll, a total of 150 weeks. That includes this week's rankings of seventh in the USA Today/ESPN and by the AP.

Did you know that...
...there is a brother and sister who play Division I basketball and both play for teams that are ranked in the top 10. That's right, Lady Raider freshman Courtney Pastner and Arizona's senior guard Josh Pastner are brother and sister.


Starting Lineups
1) Johnson, Dickerson, Pierson, Schmucker-Pharies, O'Neal: 22-3

Double-Figure Scoring Games: Johnson 21, Dickerson 20, Pierson 19, O'Neal 16, Schmucker-Pharies 6, Ellison 4, Tarr 2, Nagle 1
Double-Figure Rebounding Games: Dickerson 14, Pierson 5, Ellison 1, Johnson 1
Games Leading Tech in Scoring: Johnson 9, Pierson 8, O'Neal 5, Dickerson 3
Games Leading Tech in Rebounding: Dickerson 17, Pierson 5, Johnson 1
Games Leading Tech in Assists: Schmucker-Pharies 16, O'Neal 8, Dickerson 5, Johnson 2, Tarr 1


Player FT-FTA PCT.
TECH TOTALS57-85.671

Ahead at halftime:18-112-06-1
Behind at halftime:4-21-03-2
Tied at halftime:0-00-00-0
Bench outscores opponents:10-06-04-0
Shooting 50 percent or better:6-14-02-1
Shooting under 50 percent:16-29-07-2
Outshooting opponents:18-010-08-0
Outrebounding opponents:15-19-06-1
Outrebounded by opponents:7-24-03-2
Fewer turnovers than opponents:20-313-07-3
More turnovers than opponents: 2-00-02-0
Overtime (1 -2OT):2-00-02-0

Longest winning streak: 10   Sundays:  1-1     Wednesdays: 7-0
Longest losing streak:  1    Mondays: 1-0      Thursdays: 1-0
Current streak:  4 wins      Tuesdays:  2-1    Fridays: 2-0
                                               Saturdays:  8-1   

Big 12 Standings (as of games through Feb. 23)

Big 12 Overall
Texas Tech11-322-3
Iowa State 11-320-5
Oklahoma State5-913-13
Kansas State5-912-15
Texas A&M3-1111-13

Upcoming Action

Saturday, Feb. 26
Baylor at Iowa State, 7 p.m.
Missouri at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Kansas at Oklahoma, 3 p.m.
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m.
Texas at Texas A&M, 3 p.m.

Poll Position
The Texas Tech Lady Raiders are seventh in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 and seventh in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the week of Feb. 21.

1999-00 National Women's Basketball Division I Attendance Figures (Top 10 as of Feb. 21, 2000)

Texas Tech166,602/1312,816
Iowa State139,030/1310,695
New Mexico122,268/148,733
SW Missouri St.117,666/157,844
Ohio State93,286/137,176

Weekly Press Luncheon
Each Monday Marsha Sharp will conduct a weekly press luncheon in press conference room at the United Spirit Arena. Coach Sharp's press conference will begin promptly at 11 a.m. followed by coach James Dickey's at 11:15 a.m. Lunch will follow in the Athletic Dining Hall.

1999-00 Double-Doubles

Keitha Dickerson -

16 points, 15 rebounds
vs. Rice, Nov. 23
11 points, 11 rebounds
vs. Southwest Texas St., Nov. 26
11 points, 11 rebounds
vs. SMU, Dec. 4
11 points, 13 rebounds
vs. Lamar, Dec. 15
16 points, 14 rebounds
at South Florida, Dec. 17
11 points, 10 rebounds
at TCU, Dec. 22
10 points, 10 rebounds
at Iowa State, Jan. 2
19 points, 12 rebounds
vs. Santa Clara, Jan. 5
10 points, 14 rebounds
vs. Texas, Feb. 3
15 points, 12 rebounds
at Missouri, Feb. 8
14 points, 11 rebounds
vs. Texas A&M, Feb. 12
12 points, 15 rebounds
vs. Nebraska, Feb. 16

Plenette Pierson -

14 points, 10 rebounds
vs. Rice, Nov. 23
21 points, 10 rebounds
at USC, Nov. 29
15 points, 10 rebounds
vs. Oklahoma State, Jan. 15
17 points, 11 rebounds
vs. Kansas, Jan. 22
22 points, 11 rebounds
at Texas, Feb. 23

Aleah Johnson - 14 points, 14 rebounds at New Mexico, Dec. 8
Tanisha Ellison - 11 points, 10 rebounds at Texas, Feb. 23

Career Assists
Schmucker-Pharies on the move

1. 553Melinda Schmucker-Pharies
553Krista Kirkland (89-93)
3. 482Camille Franklin (82-86)
4. 441Julie Lake (95-99)

Career Rebounds
Dickerson climbing up the list

1. 1,247Carolyn Thompson (80-84)
2. 953Alicia Thompson (94-98)
3. 927Michi Atkins (92-96)
4. 924Gwen McCray (79-83)
5. 887Reena Lynch (86-90)
6. 760Keitha Dickerson
7. 746Jill Owens (75-79)
8. 741Stacey Siebert (86-90)

Career Steals
O'Neal going up the charts

1. 303Camille Franklin (83-86)
2. 264Noel Johnson (91-95)
3. 251Katrisa O'Neal
4. 237Carolyn Thompson (80-84)
5. 226Sheryl Swoopes (91-93)

Where the Lady Raiders Stand (as of games through Feb. 23)

Big 12 Team Stats (all games)
Scoring Offense - 8th - 68.8
Scoring Defense - 1st - 54.7
Scoring Margin - 2nd - +14.1
Free Throw Pct. - 12th - .602
Field Goal Pct. - 5th - .436
Field Goal Pct. Defense - 2nd - .384
3-Point Field Goal Pct. - 11th - .289
3-Point Field Goal Pct. Defense - 2nd - .285
Rebounding Offense - 10th - 38.2
Rebounding Defense - 5th - 36.9
Rebounding Margin - 6th - +1.2
Turnover Margin - 1st - +6.76
Assist/Turnover Ratio - 3rd - 0.96
Blocked Shots - 10th - 2.60
Assists - 5th - 16.72
Steals - 2nd - 11.84
Offensive Rebounds - 9th - 13.44
Defensive Rebounds - 9th - 24.72
3-Point Field Goals Made - 11th - 2.72

Big 12 Individual Stats (must appear in 75% of games)


Aleah Johnson - 12th - 14.2
Plenette Pierson - 13th - 13.7


Keitha Dickerson - 1st - 9.9
Plenette Pierson - T14th - 7.0

Assist/Turnover Ratio

Melinda Schmucker-Pharies - 1st - 2.45
Katrisa O'Neal - 11th - 1.19

Field Goal Percentage

Keitha Dickerson - 9th - .532
Plenette Pierson - 10th - .532


Melinda Schmucker-Pharies - 3rd - 5.48


Katrisa O'Neal - 1st - 3.44
Keitha Dickerson - 5th - 2.84
Melinda Schmucker-Pharies - 12th - 2.16

3-Point Field Goal Percentage

Amber Tarr - 9th - .365

3-Point Field Goal Made

Melinda Schmucker-Pharies - 12th - 1.32

Offensive Rebounds

Keitha Dickerson - 11th - 2.76

Defensive Rebounds

Keitha Dickerson - 1st - 7.12

Player Notes

#1 Courtney Pastner
Has played in 15 games...scored career-high six points vs. Southwest Texas State Nov. 26 as she hit two three-point baskets...had a career-high three rebounds vs. Colorado Jan. 12...grabbed two rebounds and had a steal against SWT...scored five points vs. Lamar Dec. 15, while adding two assists...had a career-high two steals at Central Florida Dec. 19 and vs. Santa Clara Jan. 5...also had two assists at UCF and vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 15.

#3 Melinda Schmucker-Pharies
Has started all 25 games...leads the team in assists with 137...nows ranks first on Tech's all-time career list for assists...had a season-high 13 assists at Texas A&M Jan. 29...dished out 10 assists at TCU Dec. 22...scored a season-high 13 points vs. Lamar Dec. 15, also hit three three-pointers...scored 10 points, while hitting two three-point baskets at New Mexico Dec. 8...scored nine points vs. SMU Dec. 4...played all 45 minutes in win at USC Nov. 29... played all 40 minutes in the win over LSU Nov. 20...dished out a team-high 11 assists against Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...had a season-high five steals against Rice Nov. 23 and at Kansas State Jan. 18...recorded first block of the season at Kansas State and then another one at Texas Feb. 23...hit three three-pointers vs. Kansas Jan. 22...has had a season-high five rebounds three times this year...matched season highs of 13 point and three three-pointers vs. Texas Feb. 3...matched her season highs of five rebounds and five steals at Missouri Feb. 8...scored 12 points vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19...scored 14 points and dished out nine assists in playing all 50 minutes in the win at Texas Feb. 23.

#15 Aleah Johnson
Has started all 25 games...had her first double-double of the season with 14 points and a career-high 14 rebounds at New Mexico Dec. 8...scored a career-high 21 points against Southwest Texas State Nov. 26 in just 15 minutes of play...matched her career-high 21 points vs. Kansas Jan. 22...had a career-high seven assists vs. Lamar Dec. 15...scored 16 points against LSU Nov. 20...had 15 points against Rice Nov. 23...grabbed six rebounds vs. LSU...also had a block vs. LSU...scored 11 points at USC Nov. 29...had a career-high four steals at USC and vs. Texas A&M Feb. 12...had a career-high two blocks vs. Colorado Jan. 12...scored 19 points vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 15...tallied a career-high five assists at Texas A&M Jan. 29...scored 20 points vs. Texas Feb. 3...scored 19 points at Baylor Feb. 5...scored 17 points at Missouri Feb.8...scored 18 points, going 10-for-10 from the free throw line vs. Nebraska Feb. 16...scored 12 points vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19...matched career-high 21 points at Texas Feb. 23.

#24 Katrisa O'Neal
Has started all 25 games...scored a career-high 21 points at Central Florida Dec. 19 and matched her season highs of six rebounds and five steals...scored 18 points vs. Santa Clara Jan. 5 and had a career-high eight assists and a season-high two blocks...scored 17 points vs. Rice Nov. 23 and matched that at USC Nov. 29...hit her first three-pointer at South Florida Dec. 17...dished out assists vs. Lamar Dec. 15...grabbed six rebounds vs. LSU Nov. 20 and Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...finished with four assists against Rice and SWT...had four steals against LSU and SMU Dec. 4...recorded a block vs. Lamar Dec. 15 and at USF...grabbed a season-high seven rebounds at Baylor Feb. 5...matched her season high of seven rebounds vs. Nebraska Feb. 16 and Oklahoma Feb. 19...also scored 12 points vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19...scored 10 points at Texas Feb. 23.

#25 Keitha Dickerson
Has started all 25 games...has recorded 12 double-doubles this season, which is first in the Big 12...named Big 12 Player of the Week Feb. 21...scored a career-high 23 points vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19...scored 16 points while grabbing a season-high 15 rebounds against Rice Nov. 23...had 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. SMU Dec. 4...had 11 points and 13 rebounds vs. Lamar Dec. 15...matched season-high 16 points and had 14 rebounds at South Florida Dec. 17...scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds at TCU Dec. 22...had 10 points and 10 rebounds at Iowa State Jan. 2...scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. Santa Clara Jan. 5, while getting a career-high eight steals...scored 10 points and had 14 rebounds vs. Texas Feb. 3...had 15 points and 12 rebounds at Missouri Feb. 8...had 14 points and 11 rebounds vs. Texas A&M Feb. 12...scored 12 points and matched her season high of 15 rebounds vs. Nebraska Feb. 16...scored 14 points at New Mexico Dec. 8...had a season-high two blocks vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 15, which matched a career high...recorded a career-high seven assists vs. Kansas Jan. 22...scored 18 points at Texas A&M Jan. 29...scored 10 points at Texas Feb. 23.

#32 Amber Tarr
Has played in all 25 games...had a career high 12 points, hitting a career-high four three-pointers at TCU Dec. 22...had a career-high five rebounds vs. Colorado Jan. 12...scored nine points vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 15...scored eight points, while hitting two three-pointers and recorded her first block of her career...scored six points vs. Lamar Dec. 15 and at South Florida Dec. 17...hit two three-pointers vs. Lamar and at USF, while getting four rebounds vs. Lamar...scored six points against Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...has hit one three-point basket in games against LSU Nov. 20 and SWT...dished out a career-high seven assists vs. Southwest Texas State...had two steals vs. LSU, Santa Clara Jan. 5 and at Texas Feb. 23...scored 10 points at Texas A&M Jan. 29...had another block at Texas Feb. 23.

#34 Tanisha Ellison
Has played in all 25 games...scored a career-high 12 points in the victory over Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds at Texas Feb. 23...had six rebounds vs. SWT...scored 10 points in 14 minutes vs. SMU Dec. 4...had eight rebounds vs. Texas Feb. 3...scored 10 points vs. Kansas Jan. 22...matched her career high of three blocks at Texas A&M Jan. 29 and vs. Texas Feb. 3...had a career-high two assists vs. Kansas, while recording a steal and a block...recorded a steal vs. LSU Nov. 20, at USC Nov. 29, vs. Lamar, South Florida Dec. 17, at Kansas State Jan. 18, at Missouri Feb. 8, vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19 and at Texas Feb. 23...scored eight points vs. Nebraska Feb. 16...matched her career-high two assists vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19.

#50 Nikki Hendrix
Made collegiate debut against Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...has played in nine games...scored four points and grabbed three rebounds...also had a block vs. SWT...made an appearance vs. Lamar Dec. 15 and recorded an assist...hit a three-pointer in win at Central Florida Dec. 19.

#54 Plenette Pierson
Has started all 25 games as a freshman...has made an immediate impact as she has scored in double figures in 19 games...named Big 12 Rookie of the Week Dec. 6...scored a career-high 22 points vs. Colorado Jan. 12...also had three steals Colorado and Kansas Jan. 22...had 15 points and nine rebounds vs. Texas Feb. 3...scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds against Rice Nov. 23 for her first double-double...scored 21 points at USC Nov. 29 and had 10 rebounds in her second double-double...scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in her third double-double vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 15...scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds with her fourth double-double vs. Kansas...matched her career highs of 22 points, 11 rebounds and two assists in her fifth double-double at Texas Feb. 23...scored 21 points again vs. SMU Dec. 4 and Lamar Dec. 15...scored 20 points vs. Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...scored 15 points, 13 in the second half at New Mexico Dec. 8...had 12 points in collegiate debut against LSU Nov. 20...recorded a double-double against Rice with 14 points and 10 rebounds...had two steals against SWT...had a career-high three blocks vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 15 and at Kansas State Jan. 18...has eight blocks on the year...dished out a career-high two assists at Central Florida Dec. 19, vs. Texas Feb. 3 and vs. Texas A&M Feb. 12...matched her career-high 10 rebounds at TCU Dec. 22...scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while recording a career-high five steals at Baylor Feb. 5...scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19.

#55 Jamie Nagle
Has played in 11 games...made collegiate debut against Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...came off the bench and scored 12 points vs. SWT in 18 minutes of action...also had three blocked shots, six boards and an assist vs. SWT...scored three points against SMU Dec. 4...had an assist vs. SMU...had career-high two assists at Central Florida Dec. 19.




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