TCU Lady Frogs Handle Houston 78-53
Jan. 13, 2002
FORT WORTH, Texas--The TCU Lady Frogs (12-3, 2-0 C-USA) dominated the Houston Lady Cougars en route to a 78-53 victory on Sunday afternoon in front of 3,646 fans and a national television audience. TCU had a well-balanced scoring attack, with seven players registering at least eight points.
The Lady Cougars (9-5, 0-2) stayed in the contest for the opening 10 minutes, but surrendered their final lead of the game with 9:21 remaining on an Ashley Browning three-pointer. The freshman keyed the Frogs' first half uprising, connecting on her first four three-point attempts as TCU built a double-figure lead (40-27) by halftime.
"It was obviously a big win for us," head coach Jeff Mittie said. "It's always great to win against a tough conference opponent, and to do so on national television makes it even that much better. I am really proud of our kids."
In the process of defeating the Cougars, TCU set season highs for steals in a game (21) and three-pointers made (11). On the afternoon, the Frogs shot nearly 50 percent from beyond the arc (11-of-24).
Sandora Irvin, who was 2-for-2 from three-point range, finished with team highs in points (14) and rebounds (8). The freshman also swatted three shots to establish a new school single-season blocked shot record (42). It took her just 15 games to accomplish the feat.
Today's contest was the Frogs' first-ever appearance on national television (ESPN2). TCU remains at home for a pair of Conference USA games next weekend, as the Lady Frogs face Cincinnati on Fri., Jan. 18 at 7:00 p.m. and Louisville on Sun., Jan. 20 at 1:00 p.m.