TCU opens MWC play against Aztecs
Jan. 8, 2008
FORT WORTH--TCU begins its third season of Mountain West Conference basketball at home Wednesday, when it plays host to San Diego State at 6:30 p.m. at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Lady Frogs are looking for their sixth consecutive win over the Aztecs.
The Frogs enter conference play on their first two-game winning streak of the season following recent home wins over Grambling State and UT Arlington. Wednesday's matchup with SDSU marks the squad's final leg of a three-game homestand. TCU next plays at home Jan. 19 after visiting Wyoming and New Mexico during the upcoming week.
The Frogs have won each of the last five meetings with SDSU dating back to the 1999-2000 season, including all four contests as MWC rivals. TCU is 4-0 in games between the two schools played in Fort Worth, including last season's 83-57 win at the DMC.
Saturday's game can be heard live on the radio in the Metroplex on 88.7 KTCU-FM with Jeff Williams (play-by-play) and Marcy Girton (color) calling the action. All games this season, home and away, will be broadcast live on KTCU. Live statistics and a free video stream of the event will be available on GoFrogs.com.
Frog Quick Notes
-Five of TCU's victories, including each of the last four wins, have been by 30 points or more. The squad's smallest margin of victory this season was 11 points against Radford.
-TCU has won the turnover battle in 11 of 14 games, and only Texas A&M has committed fewer turnovers than the Frogs in a contest.
-The Frogs lead the MWC in scoring (73.1 ppg), rebounds (39.8 pg) and offensive rebounds (16.36 pg) and rank second in steals (11.71 pg), turnover margin (+5.79) and 3-pointers (5.79 pg).
-Adrianne Ross needs only eight points to move into second place on TCU's career scoring chart.
-Ross is one of only two players among the MWC's top 10 individuals in scoring (fourth), assists (ninth) and steals (fourth).
-Emily Carter leads the MWC and ranks third in the NCAA in free-throw percentage at .943.
-Helena Sverrisdottir is the only freshman to appear in the MWC statistical rankings for assists (11th), rebounds (19th) and scoring (28th).
-Lorie Butler-Rayford is one assist shy of 200 and 10 points shy of 800 for her career.
Scouting San Diego State (9-3)
SDSU currently leads several league statistical categories, including blocked shots (5.08 pg), steals (14.75 pg), assists (17.83) and turnover margin (+7.83). The team averages 71.8 points per game, second only to TCU.
Freshman center Paris Johnson has given the Aztecs a boost this season on both ends of the court. She leads the squad with 14.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game and is shooting 47.9 percent from the floor. Freshman forward Allison Duffy (10.8 ppg), sophomore guard Quenese Davis (10.4 ppg) and sophomore guard Jene Morris (10.3 ppg) also boast double-digit scoring averages.
TCU Basketball Magazine Premiers Thursday
The show will air live each Thursday evening on 88.7 KTCU-FM, with a re-broadcast airing the following Saturday at Noon on 103.3 KESN-FM. Seven dates have been scheduled: Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28.
Fans are encouraged to stop by 29-Degree Tavern (4701 West Freeway) during each broadcast.
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