Women of Troy Host Third-Ranked Notre Dame
Dec. 26, 2000
USC women's basketball (5-4) returns home after suffering two road losses last week at Baylor, 79-55, and 11th-ranked Texas Tech, 85-59. The losses put an end to the Women of Troy's five-game win streak, the most games won consecutively for USC since the 1996-97 season. USC has not dropped a game at home this season as the team prepares to welcome No. 3 Notre Dame (10-0) on Thursday, Dec, 28, at 7 p.m. at the L.A. Sports Arena. The game will be USC's last nonconference match-up of the season.
Game #9 - vs. #11 Texas Tech (Dec. 22)
USC suffered its second-consecutive loss on the road, falling to 11th-ranked Texas Tech, 85-59, on Friday at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock. With four quick Lady Raider turnovers in the first five minutes of the game, the Trojans grabbed the first lead, 12-8. But Texas Tech put together a 18-7 run to gain an 11-point lead (6:48), eventually entering the break with a 42-30 advantage. Despite increasing their lead to 17 at the start of the second half, the Lady Raiders' missed shots and turnovers allowed USC (5-4) to pull within nine points at 60-51 with 9:21 left to play. In return, Tech held USC scoreless for three minutes and built a 22-point lead. The Women of Troy managed only eight points in the final six minutes. Aisha Hollans led USC with 17 points, including 3-of-5 from three point range. USC hit 11-of-20 free throws while Tech shot 20-of-26. From the field, Tech shot 31-of-60 and had 22 turnovers. USC shot 22-of-57 and committed 30 turnovers.
Game #8 - vs. Baylor (Dec. 20)
USC suffered from a season-high 30 turnovers in a 79-55 loss against Baylor (9-0) on Wednesday (Dec. 20). The Trojans committed 17 costly turnovers in the first half, giving Baylor a 38-25 advantage upon entering the break. The Bears earned eight consecutive points at the line without a shot from the field in the final four minutes of the half en route to the 13-point lead. Returning to the floor, Baylor managed to extend its lead to 17 in the first two minutes, and allowed USC to come no closer than 11 for the remainder of the game. The Bears embarked on a 13-5 run with five minutes left on the clock to take their largest lead of the game (79-53) before a final Women of Troy layup gave BU the 79-55 victory. The Women of Troy were led by Denise Woods and Aisha Hollans who added 14 and 12 points, respectively. Woods and Ebony Hoffman led on the boards with seven apiece. For the game, the Trojans went to line 17 times and made 10 shots, while Baylor was sent 34 times and sank 25. USC was also out-rebounded, 52 to 32, by the Bears.
USC Assistant Coach Colleen Matsuhara served as an assistant coach at Notre Dame for one season (1989-1990) under current head coach Muffett McGraw. In McGraw's second season at UND, the team finished with a 21-11 overall record and advanced to the third round of the NWIT.
USC received its first votes of the season the week of Dec. 19 in the AP Women's College Basketball Poll (3 votes) and the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 poll (2). In the national preseason rankings, the Women of Troy were ranked No. 21 according to WOMENSCOLLEGEHOOPS.com, and No. 24 according to the Women's Basketball Journal, while receiving mention in numerous others.
Hollans Continues To Shine Off The Bench
After missing the first six games of the season, freshman Aisha 'ReeCee' Hollans entered the lineup against Pepperdine (Dec. 15), providing a spark and a glimpse of this talented freshman class. Hollans helped USC hold onto its halftime lead by hitting 4-of-4 shots off the bench, and adding a key block. For the game, she contributed 14 points (6-12) and six rebounds in just 20 minutes on the court. She has contributed double digits in all three games since, and currently leads the team, with a 14.3 scoring average and a 53.1 field goal percentage.
It's a Freshman's Game
So far this season, USC's scoring and rebounding leaders are both first-year players. Ebony Hoffman leads with 7.9 boards per game, while Aisha Hollans tops the charts with 14.3 points per game.
Is This The Same Player?
No player has made a more drastic improvement this year than sophomore forward Tennille Grant. After only averaging 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per game last season, Grant has returned as one of the team's most effective shooters. She currently ranks second on the team with a 51.2 shooting percentage (min. 15 field goals). Grant has contributed 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in an average of 10.4 minutes on the court per game.
Just Can't Get Them Past Her
Since she entered the lineup in 1999-2000, opponents just can't get their shots past her. Senior center Denise Woods finished third in the Pac-10 last season with an average of 1.47 blocks per game. This year she quickly reclaimed her spot on the charts. She leads the conference with an average of 1.67 stops per game.
Opponents With NCAA Experience
This season USC must prepare for nothing less than NCAA caliber opponents. Seven of the Trojans last 10 nonconference opponents are 2000 NCAA Tournament teams (Drake, UCSB, St. Joseph's, San Diego, Pepperdine, Texas Tech and Notre Dame) Including conference opponents, the Women of Troy will face 12 total teams that played in the postseason last year (UCLA, Stanford and Oregon... ASU went to WNIT).
*** USC had a season-high 30 turnovers against Baylor (Dec. 20) and Texas Tech (Dec. 22) - just three shy of making the program's top-10 list for most turnovers in a single game.
*** A freshman has led in points and/or rebounds in all nine games this season.
*** The Trojans shot 57.1 percent from three points range (ranks 10th among program single game records) against the Lady Raiders (Dec. 22) thanks to a 3-for-5 effort from Aisha Hollans.
Camille Norwood set a career-high with five assists against Pepperdine (Dec. 15) *** With five consecutive wins between Nov. 24 and Dec. 15, USC enjoyed its longest win streak since winning five straight during the 1996-97 season *** The Trojans' 32 assists against Sac State (Dec. 9) rank sixth among program records *** USC's 26-point margin of victory over the Hornets (Dec. 9) was its largest since also beating Sac State by 42 points (84-42) last season (Dec. 11) at the Sports Arena *** Tashara Carter surpassed a career-high with seven assists against Sac State (Dec. 9) *** The USC-San Diego game was the first time the Women of Troy shot above 50 percent since January 9, 2000, when the Trojans shot 50.8 in a win over Washington *** Forward Tennille Grant surpassed a career-high with ten points and seven rebounds against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) *** Tashara Carter tied a career-high with four blocks against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) *** USC is 21-4 all-time in season openers (6-4 on the road, 10-0 at home and 5-0 at neutral sites) *** The Trojans are 22-2 all-time in home season openers.
Freshman Aisha Hollans, who has been sidelined while rehabbing a lower back injury (slipped disk), began practicing with the team the week of Dec. 4 and entered her first game on Dec. 15. Her playing time is still limited due to the injury.
The Three-Year Vet
Senior Tashara Carter enters the 2000-2001 season as the team's lone three-year veteran of the program, and the only player to play under Coach Gobrecht all three years. A recruit of former USC head coach Fred Williams, Carter endured the first years of instability and transition as the 1998-99 squad posted a 7-20 overall record and finished tied for ninth in the Pac-10. In three years, Carter has played in all 84 games and only missed four starts, helping guide the Women of Troy back to nation prominence.
Mitchell Paid Her Dues
Redshirt freshman Portia Mitchell is back in the lineup much to everyone's delight. A highly touted 1999 recruit out of Narbonne High, Mitchell sat out during the 1999-2000 season after not meeting conditioning requirements. So a year of relentless training has paid-off for the 6-4 center after she proudly met her qualifying times (1 1/2 miles in under 13 minutes) in early September and began practicing with the team on Oct. 14.
Freshmen Among Nation's Best
The 2000-2001 freshman class was ranked as high as No. 14 by the Women's Basketball Journal and No. 16 by Athlon. In USA Today, Nancy Lieberman Cline named Ebony Hoffman as one of her top five freshmen of influence. Hoffman was ranked the No. 2 prep recruit of 2000 by USA Today and the Women's Basketball Journal. Guard Aisha Hollans was ranked 21st by the All-Star Girl's Report and the Women's Basketball Journal. The freshman class also includes 5-foot-7 guard Ryane Alexander.
The freshman class only becomes stronger by adding two 1999-2000 high school recruits. Center Portia Mitchell enters first season as an active player at USC after sitting out last year, and guard Jessica Cheeks also enters her first season after taking junior college courses in 1999-2000. Together, they were originally part of the top-10 recruiting class of 1999 (No. 8 by Athlon and No. 9 by the Women's Basketball Journal).
Head Coach Chris Gobrecht
Chris Gobrecht enters her fourth season at the helm of the USC women's basketball program. Replacing former head coach Fred Williams on May 8, 1997, Gobrecht returned to her alma mater to help guide the Women of Troy back to national prominence. Throughout 22 years of head coaching experience, Gobrecht has amassed a 372-256 (.592) career record with her programs at Cal State Fullerton (six years), Washington (11), Florida State (one) and USC. During her 11-year tenure at Washington, she was twice named Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1987 and 1988). Gobrecht remains the second-winningest coach in conference history with a 162-84 (.659) mark, and she ranks 37th among active Division I coaches with 372 career victories.
This Week's Opponents
No. 3 Notre Dame (10-0)
Third-ranked Notre Dame is enjoying its best season in program history with its highest ranking ever... The Fighting Irish are currently 10-0 (1-0 Big East) with notable wins over No. 4 Georgia, 75-73, No. 8 Purdue, 72-61, Arizona, 95-65, Wisconsin, 83-56, and North Carolina, 78-55... Averaging 78.6 points per game and a 50.6 shooting percentage, UND has held opponents to 54.3 points and 34.0 percent from the field... The Irish are also averaging 57.8 percent from three-point range, while opponents average 23.6... The only area that opponents have been able to match Notre Dame is in rebounding where the Irish have won the battle of the boards by a narrow margin, 39.1 to 35.1... The team is coming off a 75-56 win over Marquette on Dec. 21... Guard Alicia Ratay leads a powerful offense with 16.1 points per game - one of five players averaging double figures - and a 69.0 shooting percentage from three-point range... All-American Ruth Riley leads with 6.9 rebounds per game... Guard Niele Ivey leads with 3.6 steals and 7.6 assists per outing... Head Coach Muffett McGraw is currently in her 13th year at the helm of the Notre Dame women's basketball program and boasts a 288-115 record with the Irish... McGraw returns 10 players from the 1999-2000 squad which advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.
USC-Notre Dame Series Record
Thursday's match-up will mark only the third meeting between USC and Notre Dame. Though the two schools have enjoyed a rich history of football rivalry (which spans 74 years, beginning in 1926), the women's basketball teams did not face each other until the 1984-85 season. The Trojans won the first meeting, 69-53. The series stands at 1-1 after the Irish defeated USC last season.
The Last Time Against Notre Dame
Then-ranked No. 12 Notre Dame defeated the Women of Troy, 74-59, on Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, in South Bend, Ind. Led by Danielle Golay who scored 16 points, USC was held to 34.3 percent shooting, compared to the Irish's 52.7 percent. After leading by as much as eight points with 13:12 remaining in the first half, USC allowed the Irish to take a 34-32 lead upon entering the break. Notre Dame went on a 16-7 run to open the second half, holding USC without a field goal for nearly six minutes. The Trojans could not slow the momentum and Notre Dame pulled away for the win.
2000-2001 Women Of Troy
#1 Ayeshia Smith
Guard * 5-5 * Senior * Philadelphia, Pa. * Cowley County CC
Ayeshia Smith begins her senior year at USC and second year in the basketball program... Looking to make an impact this year after losing her junior season to injury (broken finger)... A scoring threat on the floor, she adds energy to the point guard position.
This Season: Has made 1 start and appeared in 6 games.
Started against Creighton (Nov. 17) and collected one steal and two assists in 15 minutes ... Against Drake (Nov. 19), went 2-for-5 in 13 minutes ... Played three minutes off the bench against UCSB (Nov. 24) ... Did not play against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) ... Came off the bench to add four points, three rebounds and two assists against Sac State (Dec. 9) ... Did not play against Pepperdine (Dec. 15) ... Played four minutes against Baylor (Dec. 20)... Did not play against Texas Tech (Dec. 22).
#3 Tiffany Elmore
Guard * 5-10 * Junior * Sacramento, Calif. * Florin HS
Tiffany Elmore begins her junior season with the Women of Troy as one of two returning starters... Primarily a two-guard, she was the go-to player last season and played a big role in a lot of key wins... Will establish herself as one of the top guards in the conference this season... A 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection and Pac-10 Player of the Week (Feb. 21).
This Season: Has made 9 starts.
Against Creighton (Nov. 17) she collected eight points (4-12) ... Led with 11 points (4-9), two assists and two steals at Drake (Nov. 19) ... Added 14 points and four steals against UCSB (Nov. 24) ... Struggled offensively, hitting 1-of-9 shots, but provided two blocks and four steals against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) ... Collected six rebounds against San Diego (Dec. 2) despite shooting 1-for-6 ... Returning to her hometown, she led with 20 points (8-14) against Sac State (Dec. 9) ... Has her second-straight 20+ point game, leading the team with 22 points against Pepperdine (Dec. 15) ... Committed six turnovers against Baylor (Dec. 20)... Added 12 points against Texas Tech (Dec. 22), hitting 5-of-13 from the field.
#5 Camille Norwood
Guard * 5-8 * Junior * Los Angeles, Calif. * Washington HS
Camille Norwood enters her junior season with the Women of Troy... A player who has proven to be one of the steadiest performers on the team... Her progress made a huge impact last season and she expects to do the same this year... A dependable player who is tough to rattle at the point.
This Season: Has made 1 start and played in 7 games.
Is expected to played limited minutes in nonconference play while still rehabbing from ACL surgery she underwent in July ... Played eight minutes off the bench against Creighton ... Played eight minutes off the bench and made one steal against UCSB (Nov. 24) ... Contributed two assists and two points in 18 minutes against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) ... Played 14 minutes against San Diego (Dec. 2) ... Made her first start of the season against Sac State (Dec. 9), adding four assists despite four turnovers ... Set a new career-high with five assist against Pepperdine (Dec. 15) ... In eight minutes on the court against Texas Tech (Dec. 22), she added five points (2-of-2 from the field), two assists, two steals and three turnovers.
#10 Jessica Cheeks
Guard * 5-9 * Freshman * Los Angeles, Calif. * Narbonne HS
Jessica Cheeks begins her first season with the Women of Troy... A player with great instincts for the game... An excellent shooter who provides a terrific backcourt threat... Will be able to play well with a three guard lineup.
This Season: Has made 7 starts and appeared in 8 games.
Led with 10 points (3-8), seven boards and three assists against Creighton (Nov. 17) ... Made her first collegiate start against Drake (Nov. 19) but had nine points with a 3-of-13 effort ... Added eight points, four steals and hit 2-of-4 from three-point range against UCSB (Nov. 24) ... Added eight points against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) ... Posted double figures against San Diego (Dec. 2) with 13 points hitting 6-of-8 from the field ... Did not play against Sac State (Dec. 9) ... Contributed 10 points and two assists against Pepperdine (Dec. 15) ... Added only four points and one steal against Baylor (Dec. 20) ... Led with four steals against Texas Tech (Dec. 22).
#13 Denise Woods
Center/Forward * 6-3 * Senior * Richmond, Calif. * Univ. of San Francisco
Denise Woods begins her senior year with the Women of Troy... She will be looked upon for her maturity and leadership on a young team... She has made a huge commitment in her final season and is prepared to play at a peak level... Will make an impact in the conference in the post.
This Season: Has made 9 starts.
Shot 50.0 percent (3-6, 7 points) with two boards against Creighton (Nov. 17) ... Had six rebounds and three blocks against Drake (Nov. 19) ... Led with 16 points , three blocks and five boards against UCSB (Nov. 24) ... Hit 4-of-6 for 11 points against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) ... Continues to improve with another top performance against San Diego (Dec. 2), including a team-high 16 points and seven rebounds ... Began USC's first scoring run against Sac State (Dec. 9) by accounting for the first five of six field goals in the game and finishing 14 points (7-9) ... Despite 3-of-12 shooting, she led with three blocks and added nine points against Pepperdine (Dec. 15) ... Led with 14 points and seven rebounds against Baylor (Dec. 20) ... Was 1-of-8 from the field and finished with seven turnovers against Texas Tech (Dec. 22).
#14 Carmen Krause
Forward * 6-1 * Junior * Prescott, Ariz. * Prescott HS
Carmen Krause returns for her junior season with the Women of Troy... An athlete who plays with passion and intensity... Her defense has improved tremendously over the past two seasons and the team will rely on her toughness at the post.
This Season: Has made 1 start and played in 8 games.
Played 13 minutes against Creighton (Nov. 17) and 23 minutes with nine points (2-5) against Drake (Nov. 19) ... Hit 2-of-4 off the bench against UCSB (Nov. 24) ... Made her first start against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) and contributed four points, rebounds and assists ... Did not play against San Diego (Dec. 2) ... Hit 2-of-4 from the field, including 1-of-1 three-pointers for six points against Sac State (Dec. 9) ... Collected four quick fouls against Baylor (Dec. 20) to play only seven minutes.
#15 Lauren Smith-Hams
Guard * 5-7 * Sophomore * Los Altos, Calif. * Pinewood HS
Lauren Smith-Hams begins her sophomore season with the Women of Troy... Recruited to be a shooting force for the team at guard, but instead became one of the team's most solid defenders... This season, she will again be utilized on defense and will be relied on as one of the team's most reliable shooters off the bench.
This Season: Has played in 6 games.
Added four points in 13 minutes against Creighton (Nov. 17) and five points in 22 minutes against Drake (Nov. 19) ... Did not play against UCSB (Nov. 24) and St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) ... Came off the bench for 11 minutes against San Diego (Dec. 2) and hit 2-of-3 from the field ... Was 2-of-3 from three-point range for six points against Sac State (Dec. 9) ... Did not play against Baylor (Dec. 20).
#20 Tennille Grant
Forward * 5-10 * Sophomore * Kansas City, Mo. * Northeast HS
Tennille Grant returns for her sophomore season with the Women of Troy... She has worked hard in the off-season to get stronger and improve her defense... Will likely be used as a post or wing player this year... A natural player who can score with her back to the basket.
This Season: Has played in 9 games.
Recorded eight points on 4-of-6 shooting against both Creighton (Nov. 17) and Drake (Nov. 19) Only played two minutes off the bench against UCSB (Nov. 24) ... Surpassed her previous career-highs with 10 points and seven rebounds against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) ... Played 14 minutes against San Diego (Dec. 2) with four points and two rebounds ... Shot 50.0 percent (3-6) and added seven rebounds against Sac State (Dec. 9) ... Hit 4-of-9 from the field for eight points against Baylor (Dec. 20), despite four turnovers.
#21 Erin Young
Guard * 5-11 * Sophomore * Dallas, Tex. * Highland Park HS
Erin Young enters her sophomore season with the Women of Troy as a walk-on guard... Will return to the court with high expectations after a solid freshman campaign... Looks to become a more consistent shooter, primarily at the two... Has an exceptional ability to learn and will continue to get better with each season.
This Season: Has played in 7 games.
Played nine minutes against Drake (Nov. 19) ... Came off the bench early and played nine minutes with two assists against UCSB (Nov. 24) ... Played three minutes against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) ... Added one rebound and one steal in four minutes against San Diego (Dec. 2) ... Grabbed five rebounds in 15 minutes on the court against Sac State (Dec. 9) ... Did not play against Pepperdine (Dec. 15).
#22 Tashara Carter
Forward * 6-0 * Senior * Harbor City, Calif. * Bishop Montgomery HS
Tashara Carter begins her senior season with the Women of Troy as one of two returning starters... A do-everything player at forward, she contributes points, rebounds, assists and steals... She brings experience as the only three-year starter on the team... A 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection.
This Season: Has made 9 starts.
Contributed six points and six rebounds against Creighton (Nov. 17) ... Added six points, 10 rebounds against Drake (Nov. 19) ... Fouled out after only adding four points and two boards against UCSB (Nov. 24) ... With an outstanding performance, she led with 14 points (4-10), 10 rebounds, four blocks and four assists against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) ... Was the second-leading scorer against San Diego (Dec. 2) with 14 points (6-8) in addition to two assists, two steals and five rebounds ... Added a career-high seven assists and three steals against Sac State (Dec. 9) ... Had 12 points after hitting 8-of-10 at the line, in addition to four assists and five steals against Pepperdine (Dec. 15) ... Led with five assists against Baylor (Dec. 20) ... Was called for a technical foul at 16:20 in the second half ... Had nine points and three rebounds, steals and turnovers against Texas Tech (Dec. 22).
#23 Aisha Hollans
Guard * 5-10 * Freshman * Berkeley, Calif. * Berkeley HS
Aisha Hollans begins her first season with the Women of Troy... An extremely talented young athlete who possesses all the qualities of a great wing player... Brings a completely different dimension to the game with her ability to create opportunities... A gifted and knowledgable basketball player.
This Season: Has played in 3 games.
Missed first six games due to a back injury ... Began practicing with the team the week of Dec. 4 ... Entered her first collegiate game on Dec. 15 against Pepperdine and contributed six rebounds and 14 points off of 6-of-12 shooting ... Again added double figures in her second game with 12 points against Baylor (Dec. 20) ... Played 24 minutes off the bench and led with 17 points against Texas Tech (Dec. 22), including 3-of-5 three pointers.
#24 Ryane Alexander
Guard * 5-7 * Freshman * Copperas Cove, Tex. * Copperas Cove HS
Ryane Alexander begins her first season with the Women of Troy... A classic point guard who likes to dish the ball and run the show when she is on the court... A hard-nosed player with great intensity and toughness... The type of player who does what the team needs her to do at all times.
This Season: Has played in 6 games.
Made her collegiate debut against UCSB (Nov. 24) and played 15 minutes in which she made a crucial defensive stop to clinch the win for the Trojans ... Played seven minutes against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) ... Played seven minutes against San Diego (Dec. 2) ... Played six minutes against Sac State (Dec. 9) ... Did not play against Pepperdine (Dec. 15).
#32 Ebony Hoffman
Forward * 6-2 * Freshman * Harbor City, Calif. * Narbonne HS
Ebony Hoffman enters her first season with the Women of Troy... A player with the potential to have a dominating influence and make a significant impact on the team... One of the country's best post players, she can run the floor and hit an outside shot... She plays a power-quickness game which will make her an exceptional player in the Pac-10.
This Season: Has made 7 starts and appeared in 9 games.
Made first collegiate start against Creighton (Nov. 17) and went 1-for-12 from the field with five points and three rebounds ... Against Drake (Nov. 19), she led with 11 rebounds but still suffered with 2-of-10 shooting ... In her best performance, she added 12 points (5-10), five rebounds and three assists against UCSB (Nov. 24) ... Did not start but led with 14 points (4-8) and added four rebounds and two blocks against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) ... Resumed her starting position against San Diego (Dec. 2) and led with eight rebounds and three steals, in addition to 11 points ... Was one rebound and two assists shy of a triple-double against Sac State (Dec. 9) after contributing 14 points and a team-high nine boards and eight assists ... Contributed a team-high 11 rebounds and three blocks against Pepperdine (Dec. 15) ... Led with seven rebounds and three steals against Baylor (Dec. 20) ... Was called for a technical four at 16:20 in the second half ... Led with 13 rebounds and four assists against Texas Tech (Dec. 22), but suffered from 1-of-8 shooting and six turnovers in the game.
#35 Portia Mitchell
Center * 6-4 * RS Freshman * Los Angeles, Calif. * Narbonne HS
Portia Mitchell begins her redshirt freshman year at USC... A player with great size, a soft touch around the basket and excellent skills... Her commitment to her conditioning last year has already payed off this season... Mitchell ran a mile and a half in 13 minutes, one second on Sept. 8 to fulfill her requirements and begin team workouts... The team will benefit greatly from having her at the post.
This Season: Has played in 7 games.
Made her collegiate debut against Creighton (Nov. 17), collecting three rebounds in six minutes ... Played two minutes against Drake (Nov. 19) ... Added three rebounds in six minutes of play against UCSB (Nov. 24) ... Did not play against St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) ... Collected three rebounds in seven minutes off the bench against San Diego (Dec. 2) ... Played eight minutes against Sac State (Dec. 9) but hit only 1-of-7 from the field ... Played three minutes against Pepperdine (Dec. 15) ... Did not play against Texas Tech (Dec. 22).