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Posted Feb 27/13 - State Tournament Team Notes: Pflugerville making 7th state semifinal appearance in program history


UIL 5A State Tournament Notes

  • 5A Semifinals: Friday, March 1
  • Pflugerville (38-0) vs. Cibolo Steele (32-5), 8:30 pm

Team Information

  • Location: Pflugerville, Texas
  • Nickname: Panthers
  • Record entering State Tournament: 38-0
  • District 16-5A Finish: Champions (12-0)
  • Head Coach: Nancy Walling (Texas ’81)
  • Overall HS Head Coaching Record/Yrs:  857 games: 611-246 (.713)/ 26 years (1987-present)
  • Years as Pflugerville head coach: 24 (1989-present)
  • 2012-13 Postseason Roster (16): 8 seniors, 6 juniors, 2 freshmen

State Tournament (Final Four) History

  • State semifinalists (7): 2A: 1978 and 1979; 4A: 1988; 5A: 1993, 2005, 2009, 2013
  • Appearances under Coach Walling (4): 1993, 2005, 2009, 2013
  • 2009 results: Semifinals: Houston Nimitz 74, Pflugerville 47
  • State Finalists (1): 1979 (as 2A school); lost to Slaton, 68-54, in championship game

Current National & State Rankings

National: No. 6, MaxPreps XCellent 25; No. 10, espW Power 25; No. 12, USA Today Super 25.

State: No. 2 in final regular season Texas Association of Basketball Coaches/Tex Preps Magazine poll and Texas Girls Coaches Association poll (behind Duncanville)


THE STATE TOURNAMENT 5A FIELD: Pflugerville is making its sevent State Tournament appearance in program history. Three of those were prior to head coach Nancy Walling's tenure at PHS, and this is the fourth time her Panthers have advanced to the illustrious 5A "final four", with 2013 marking the third time in the last nine seasons.

Duncanville is the defending 5A champion and the undefeated Pantherettes (39-0) are ranked as high as No. 2 nationally. Pflugerville's semifinal opponent, Cibolo Steele, is a newer school. Cibolo Steele has now impressively advanced to the State Tournament for the fourth time in its seven-year school history.

Unbeaten teams at the 5A State Tournament are a rarity. Pflugerville and Duncanville (39-0) will enter the state tournament with unblemished records and both teams will be looking to become the first Class 5A programs since Rockwall in 2007 to finish the season with an undefeated record.

LIVE STREAM OF GAMES: The Pflugerville and Cibolo Steele game, along with the other State Tournament games, are being livestreamed by FOX Sports Southwest. The games will be streamed on To watch the games online, find information here:

Saturday’s 5A title game will be televised live exclusively on FOX Sports Southwest.

FOX Sports Southwest also will televise UIL Championship Spotlight one-hour recap shows featuring highlights from the state tournament in March. That information is TBA.





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