Jan. 1, 2005
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TCU (8-5) vs. Texas-Arlington (5-5)
Jan. 2, 2005 Fort Worth, Texas 2 p.m. CST
ABOUT THE GAME
The TCU Lady Frogs are looking for back-to-back wins Sunday when they host the Texas-Arlington Lady Mavs at 2 p.m. CST in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. TCU (8-5) snapped a three-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 79-33 victory over the Grambling State Lady Tigers. UTA (5-5) also took a three-game skid into its Dec. 30 match-up at North Texas and recorded a 59-55 victory. TCU owns an 11-9 advantage in the all-time series and enters the game with eight consecutive wins over UTA dating back to 1986. TCU has won by an average of just over 16 points in those eight triumphs. Last season, the Lady Frogs posted a 73-43 win over the Lady Mavs in Fort Worth.
TCU'S LAST TIME OUT
The TCU Lady Frogs snapped their three-game losing streak Wednesday night in Fort Worth, pounding the Grambling State Lady Tigers by a 79-33 count. The 33 points allowed by TCU was the third fewest in a single game in school history, and the 11 second-half points scored by Grambling (2-7) tied a Lady Frog record for fewest second-half points allowed. The loss was the Lady Tigers' seventh in a row. Sandora Irvin led all scorers with 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the floor and a 4-for-4 effort at the free-throw line. She also grabbed 10 rebounds for her third double-double in a row and her ninth of the season. Irvin rejected five shots and came up with five steals as well. JimAnne Baker, Lorie Butler-Rayford and Ashley Davis each fell one point shy of double figures. Natasha Lacy turned in an all-around performance with six points, seven rebounds, eight assists and five steals. GSU managed to shoot just 19.0 percent from the floor (11-of-58), the second lowest field goal percentage allowed in TCU history.
TEXAS-ARLINGTON'S LAST TIME OUT
Senior forward Rola Ogunoye led the Texas-Arlington Lady Mavs with 19 points in a 59-55 victory over North Texas Dec. 30 in Denton. Ogunoye fell one rebound short of a double-double and also recorded a couple blocks and two steals. Sophomore guard Terra Wallace added 15 points and six boards. Redshirt sophomore forward Ashley Bobb snagged a double-double with 10 points and a dozen rebounds. UTA overcame a 33.9 percent shooting night (20-of-59) by hitting 15-of-20 (.750) at the free-throw line. UNT was just 13-of-23 (.565) at the charity stripe. UTA out-rebounded North Texas 39-34 and 18-9 on the offensive glass.
The Lady Frogs' game can be heard on the radio in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on KTCU 88.7 FM. It can also be heard on the Internet by going to www.ktcu.tcu.edu/ktcu. Jeff Williams will call all the action for TCU this season, and he is joined by Marcy Girton for home games.