Nov. 22, 1996

No. 21 Texas Defeats Michigan State, 82-72

The No. 21 Texas women's basketball team defeated Michigan State, 82-72, Saturday night at the Breslin Student Events Center in front of 1,806 fans. The Longhorns improved to 2-0 overall as the Spartans fall to 0-1 heading into Wednesday's 7 p.m. game at Kentucky.

Michigan State opened the game with a 10-point lead but Texas fought back, tying the game, 29-29, at the 5:26 mark. The Longhorns went on to hold a three-point lead, 40-37, at halftime. In the second half, the Spartans were unable to regain the lead and fell behind, 66-50, with 5:38 left on the clock before making it within five points, 77-72, with 1:26 remaining.

"Defensively, we really fell apart at the end of the first half and definitely in the second half," said MSU head coach Karen Langeland. "You can't win games against teams like that with poor defense."

Senior guard Tamika Matlock (Detroit) led MSU's attack with 14 points, 10 assists, two steals and a career-high eight rebounds. Junior guard Jamie Wesley (Morrice) added 14 points, including 12 in the second half, and senior forward Paula Sanders (Detroit) brought down a game-high 15 rebounds, scored 10 points and had five assists.

Danielle Viglione led Texas with 18 points, including 14 in the first half, while Vanessa Wallace contributed 12 points and Taryn Brown scored 10. Amie Smith had 10 rebounds.

"Michigan State came to play and we wondered if we did," said Texas head coach Jody Conradt. "They started out well but we didn't allow ourselves to go down. Both of our teams are a lot alike and both teams proved they're deserving more attention. We're really evenly matched."

 
NCAA WOMENS BB  
         FINAL               1ST 2ND     TOTAL
         TEXAS (21)           40  42        82
         MICHIGAN ST          37  35        72    FINAL
 HIGH SCORERS:  TEXAS - DANIELLE VIGLIONE 18, VANESSA WALLACE
                12, TARYN BROWN 10
                MICHIGAN ST - JAMIE WESLEY 14, TAMIKA MATLOCK
                14, PAULA SANDERS 10
 HIGH REBOUND:  TEXAS - AMIE SMITH 10, ANGELA JACKSON 8
                MICHIGAN ST - PAULA SANDERS 15, TAMIKA MATLOCK 8
 HIGH ASSISTS:  TEXAS - ANGIE JO OGLETREE 4, KIM LUMMUS 3
                MICHIGAN ST - TAMIKA MATLOCK 10, TWO PLAYERS
                WITH 5
          ATT:  1,806
                                                                        
NCAA WOMENS BB
TEXAS (82)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
A Smith         38   3-7   3-4  5-10  2  1    9
E Brown         12   3-5   3-4   0-1  2  2    9
Jackson         19   2-5   2-4   0-8  0  4    6
Viglione        36  5-16   6-7   1-7  0  0   18
Lummus          16   2-6   0-0   0-0  3  2    6
Wallace         19   3-8   6-7   1-4  2  2   12
Hasenmyer       15   2-6   0-0   0-1  1  1    4
Ogletree        22   1-5   3-4   1-2  4  2    5
T Brown         13   4-4   2-4   2-6  0  2   10
Bailey          10   1-3   1-2   0-0  0  0    3
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TOTALS         200 26-65 26-36 10-39 14 16   82
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Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.722. 
3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (Viglione 2-6, Lummus 2-3). 
Team rebounds: 2. 
Blocked shots: 5 (Jackson 3, Viglione, T Brown). 
Turnovers: 13 (Wallace 4,Lummus 3, Ogletree 2, Viglione 2, A Smith,Hasenmyer). 
Steals: 10 (A Smith 4, Ogletree 2, Wallace 2, Hasenmyer, Viglione).
MICHIGAN ST (72)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Sanders         34  5-11   0-0  1-15  5  3   10
Wesley          24  5-10   2-3   1-1  2  4   14
Rasmussen       18   3-5   3-4   3-5  1  3    9
Matlock         37  6-14   0-2   1-8 10  2   14
Euler           34  4-11   0-0   2-4  5  3    8
Cushing         12   3-6   0-2   3-7  1  5    6
Reese            9   1-5   0-0   0-0  0  2    3
Collier          3   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  1    0
Engen           16   3-3   0-1   0-1  2  1    6
Winberg         13   1-5   0-0   2-4  0  1    2
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TOTALS         200 31-70  5-12 13-45 26 25   72
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Percentages: FG-.443, FT-.417. 
3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (Wesley 2-4, Matlock 2-4, Euler 0-1, Reese 1-5). 
Team rebounds: 3. 
Blocked shots: 7 (Rasmussen 3, Sanders, Wesley, Cushing, Matlock).
Turnovers: 22 (Cushing 4, Euler 4, Matlock 4, Rasmussen 3, Sanders 3, Collier, Reese, Wesley, Winberg). 
Steals: 7 (Matlock 2, Sanders 2, Cushing, Engen, Euler).
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Texas              40   42  -   82
Michigan St        37   35  -   72
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Technical fouls: None. 
A: 1,806. 
Officials: June Courteau, Ray Bomell, Sally Bell.

GAME RECAP

Danielle Viglione scored 18 points and Vanessa Wallace added 12 to lead 21st-ranked Texas to an 82-72 victory over Michigan State.

Taryn Brown had 10 points and Amie Smith pulled down 10 rebounds for Texas (2-0), which shot 40 percent (26-for-54) from the field and 26-of-36 from the free-throw line.

Jamie Wesley and Tamikia Matlock each scored 14 points and Paula Sanders grabbed 15 rebounds for Michigan State, which trailed by three points at the half.