Jan. 14, 2005
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TCU (11-5, 2-0) vs. USF (12-4, 2-0)
Jan. 14, 2005 Fort Worth, Texas 7 p.m. CST
ABOUT THE GAME
The TCU Lady Frogs (11-5, 2-0 C-USA) are looking to avenge one of their three regular season Conference USA losses from a year ago when they host the USF Bulls (12-4, 2-0 C-USA) Friday in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. TCU lost last year's contest in Tampa, Fla., by an 89-84 score in double overtime. USF's Jessica Dickson hit a desperation 35-foot bank shot before time expired in the first OT to keep the Bulls in the game. The Lady Frogs own a 2-1 record in the all-time series and won the first meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, by a 74-57 margin in 2003. TCU knocked off Southern Miss and Tulane on the road to open conference play last week, while USF is riding the heels of two victories at home against Louisville and Cincinnati. The Louisville win was costly for the Bulls, though, as they lost starting center Nalini Miller for four to six weeks with a strained left hamstring. She was averaging 10.3 points and 7.2 rebounds before going down.
TCU'S LAST TIME OUT
The TCU Lady Frogs handled the Tulane Green Wave by a 78-66 score Sunday afternoon at Fogelman Arena in New Orleans. It was TCU's fourth victory in a row and their third straight over Tulane. Sandora Irvin finished as the game's high scorer with 22 points, and she added 14 rebounds, seven blocks and three assists. Niki Newton tied a career-high she established earlier this season against California with 17 points. She went 6-for-8 from the field and 5-of-6 at the charity stripe. Natasha Lacy added 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals. Ashley Davis also hit double figures for the Lady Frogs with 10. TCU shot 45.3 percent (24-of-53) for the contest and went 11-for-21 (.524) in the second half.
USF'S LAST TIME OUT
USF recorded a 74-56 victory over Cincinnati Sunday in Tampa, Fla., for its first 2-0 start in Conference USA play since the 1998-99 season. Rachael Sheats led the Bulls in scoring with 26 points on an impressive 12-of-14 shooting effort. Sheats made all 10 of her shots in the first half en route to the career-high. She also had a career-best 11 rebounds. The Bulls' Jessica Dickson tallied 21 points, making six of her 13 shots and 8-of-10 at the free-throw line. UC was led by a pair of double digit scorers in Karen Twehues (16) and Treasure Humphries (11). USF shot 56.3 percent for the game (27-of-48), while UC was 31.1 percent (19-of-61).
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.