Jan. 2, 2007
RV/RV TCU (10-4, 0-0) vs. UNLV (6-6, 0-0)
Jan. 3 Fort Worth, Texas 12:00 p.m. CST
TCU Game Notes
UNLV Game Notes
ABOUT THE TCU LADY FROGS
TCU's quest for its first Mountain West Conference league title will get underway on Wednesday, as the UNLV Lady Rebels roll into town for a noon (CT) contest at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The high-scoring Lady Frogs--led by two of the league's top shooters in Ashley Davis and Adrianne Ross--have won 11 of their last 12 games and are riding a four-game win streak. TCU (10-4) is just in its second season with the MWC and in its inaugural season went 7-1 on its home court, losing only to BYU by three points, 67-64. The Purple and White lead the league in scoring offense and Davis and Ross are the second leading scorers, averaging 17.4 points per game. New Mexico's Julie Briody is ranked first by averaging just one-tenth of a point more per game (17.5). Since the return of senior forward Hanna Biernacka (NCAA transfer rules) five games ago, the Lady Frogs have defeated opponents by a margin of 16.8 points. The team's only loss came against then-No. 10 Georgia in which the Lady Frogs trailed by just 10 points with 3:40 remaining. TCU is 0-1 in Mountain West Conference season openers, with its lone loss (68-67) coming against Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo., on Jan. 7, 2006. In that game, Ross had 18 points and four assists to lead the Lady Frogs.
Radio: KTCU 88.7 FM -- Russell Scott (PBP) and Marcy Girton (Color)
Video Streaming: Available at gofrogs.com
Internet: Radio broadcast available at gofrogs.com
Live Stats: Available at gofrogs.com
The Lady Rebels, who breathed new life into the season after a pair of impressive wins last week to bring them back to .500, now take off for one of the toughest road trips in the Mountain West, facing off against TCU on Wednesday in the conference opener for both teams, at 10 am PST in Fort Worth, Texas. In their first year in the league last season, the Lady Frogs went 7-1 on its home court in league play, losing only to BYU by three points, 67-64. A week ago UNLV was 4-6, but upset 19th-ranked DePaul 89-71 last Thursday, a game in which UNLV led by 20 or more points for the majority of the contest. That was followed by a 13-point win over in-state rival Nevada, Reno, on Saturday. UNLV shot over 44% in both games, and dished out a season-high 24 assists in both wins. The Lady Rebels are meeting a team that has been hot recently however, as TCU is on a four-game win streak, and has won 10 of its last 11 contests.
TCU - UNLV SERIES IN THE MWC
This is the third meeting between the two schools as members of the MWC, with both schools winning on their home courts last year, though TCU needed a pair of free throws with a second left to send the game into overtime before they claimed an 82-77 win in Fort Worth. That game featured a school-record 33 fouls called against UNLV, and TCU took 45 trips to the line.
TCU VS. UNLV ALL-TIME SERIES
All-Time Record: TCU leads 5-1
Record in Fort Worth: 3-0
Record in Las Vegas: 1-2
Mittie vs. UNLV All-Time: 3-1
Most points scored by TCU: 97
Most points scored by UNLV: 77
Largest winning margin, TCU: 31
Largest winning margin, UNLV: 11
Longest TCU win streak: 4
Longest UNLV win streak: 4
MORE ON THE SERIES
TCU has won five of the six meetings against UNLV, with the first four wins coming while both teams were members of the WAC. The Lady Rebels won the first Mountain West Conference meeting between the two, 61-50, in Las Vegas on Feb. 2 of the this year. TCU won its regular season finale in Fort Worth with an 82-77 overtime win thanks to making 37 of 45 attempts at the free throw line. UNLV was whistled for a school record 33 fouls. Current Lady Frog Ashley Davis made a pair of free throws with under a second left to send the game in OT, and UNLV had to play the final period down two fouled out starters. Davis finished the night with a team-high 19 points.
PRESEASON MWC SELECTIONS
TCU was picked third in the MWC preseason poll released Oct. 26 in Las Vegas. New Mexico was tabbed as the preseason favorite by a slim margin after finishing tied for third place in last year's regular-season standings. New Mexico received eight of 19 first-place votes and 137 total points. BYU had seven first-place votes and finished second with 134 points, followed by TCU with four first-place votes and 126 points.
The TCU women's basketball team will provide free lunch to fans that attend the noon game vs. UNLV.