Jan. 15, 2004
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LADY FROGS' GAME #16:
#18/17 TCU (13-2, 2-0) vs. NR/#25 Houston (13-2, 2-0)
Jan. 18, 2004 * Daniel-Meyer Coliseum * 2 p.m. CST
#23 Tiffany Evans, 6-2, Sr., F, 8.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg
#45 Tracy Wynn, 6-2, Sr., F, 7.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg
#50 Sandora Irvin, 6-3, Jr., F, 14.7 ppg, 10.7 rpg
#30 Ebony Shaw, 5-10, Sr., G, 10.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg
#33 Adrianne Ross, 5-8, Fr., G, 8.6 ppg, 3.7 apg
#31 Amanda Barksdale, 6-3, Sr., F, 3.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg
#44 Nicole Oliver, 5-10, Sr., G/F, 6.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg
#13 Chandi Jones, 5-10, Sr., G/F, 20.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg
#21 Sancho Lyttle, 6-4, Jr., F/C, 15.9 ppg, 9.3 rpg
#20 Joann Overstreet, 5-5, Jr., G, 9.5 ppg, 4.3 apg
Sunday's contest between No. 18/17 TCU and No. NR/25 Houston will be televised by ESPN 2 at 2 p.m. CST. Cara Capuano will call the play-by-play and Nell Fortner will give color commentary. It is the first of two nationally televised games for the Lady Frogs this season, as their Feb. 15 tilt at Charlotte will also air on ESPN 2 at 2 p.m. CST.
ABOUT THE CONTEST
The No. 18/17 TCU Lady Frogs (13-2, 2-0 C-USA) will host the No. NR/25 Houston Lady Cougars (13-2, 2-0 C-USA) Sunday at 2 p.m. CST in a nationally televised ESPN 2 game. TCU is coming off a pair of tough conference road victories at Saint Louis and Memphis, winning each game by only three points. Houston defeated Wichita State, 75-61, Wednesday night for its last conquest and enters Sunday's game riding an eight-game winning streak. The Purple and White has won its last three ballgames. Houston owns a 24-7 record all-time versus TCU, but the Lady Frogs have won three of the last four. The Lady Cougars are led by two-time C-USA Player of the Year Chandi Jones. She averages 20.3 points per game and 5.1 rebounds. UH's other major threat on the hardwood is junior forward/center Sancho Lyttle, who scores 15.9 points each contest and grabs 9.3 boards.
TCU'S LAST TIME OUT
The No. 19 TCU Lady Frogs picked up their second-straight three-point road victory Sunday afternoon at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse in Memphis, Tenn. TCU (13-2, 2-0 C-USA) downed the Memphis Lady Tigers (10-5, 0-2 C-USA) by a 78-75 count for its third victory in a row. Pack led the way for TCU on offense with 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting. She connected on 3-of-6 from downtown, grabbed five rebounds, blocked two shots and had two steals as well. The 22 points was a career-high for her since coming to TCU after playing two seasons for UTEP. Ross was TCU's other double digit scorer with 21, going 7-for-10 from the field and 5-of-6 at the line. She also drilled two of her three attempts from three-point land. Ross dished out seven assists and had four steals as well. Soso led all scorers with 23 on 7-of-11 shooting. She made 1-of-2 from downtown and connected on 8-of-12 shots from the charity stripe. Soso was also the game's leading rebounder with 12. Sullivan turned in an impressive performance for the Lady Tigers as well, making nine of her 11 attempts from the field and all three free throws for 21 points. As a team, TCU shot 46.6 percent (27-58) and was a season-best 81 percent from the free throw line (17-21). Memphis had a good shooting night as well, making 25-of-53 for a 47.2 percent clip. The Lady Frogs held a huge advantage in bench points, outscoring the Lady Tigers 55-29. Because of the fast-paced nature of the game, both teams committed numerous turnovers (TCU 27, Memphis 30). The 30 turnovers by Memphis was the most TCU has forced in a single game this season.
LAST TIME THEY MET
TCU and Houston last faced each other Feb. 9, 2003, in Fort Worth. The Lady Frogs won the game by nine, 60-51, after losing the first meeting Jan. 12 by a 64-50 count. A trio of double digit scorers led the Lady Frogs' offensive output in the win, with Sandora Irvin scoring the most with 13. She also hauled in 13 rebounds and rejected six shots in 24 minutes. Tricia Payne hit 3-of-6 from three-point land and connected on a pair of free throws for 11, and Ebony Shaw dropped in 11 points as well. All-American Chandi Jones was the game's top scorer with 22 points on 9-of-22 shooting. Shondra Bush was also a big contributor with 19 points, going 7-for-24 from the field. Nicole Oliver was the Lady Cougars' top rebounder with 11. The win was the first of a streak in which TCU won six of its final seven C-USA games to finish with an 8-6 record. Overall, TCU won 10 of its final 11 contests with C-USA opponents thanks to its four victories en route to the conference tournament title.