Jan. 15, 2005
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TCU (12-5, 3-0) vs. UAB (4-12, 1-2)
Jan. 16, 2005 Fort Worth, Texas 2 p.m. CST
ABOUT THE GAME
The TCU Lady Frogs (12-5, 3-0 C-USA) look to keep their five-game winning streak alive Sunday afternoon when they host the UAB Blazers (4-12, 1-2 C-USA) at 2 p.m. CST in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. TCU owns a 3-0 record in the all-time series with UAB, winning the three games by an average of 19.7 points. The last time the two schools met in 2004 in Birmingham, Ala., the Lady Frogs posted a 96-66 win for their largest margin of victory in the series. TCU was victorious by a 74-49 count two years ago in the only other meeting in Fort Worth, Texas. The Blazers have a new head coach this season, Audra Smith, who replaced 17-year veteran Jeannie Milling. It is the first head coaching job for Smith, who spent 14 years under Debbie Ryan as a player and assistant coach at Virginia. UAB's one C-USA victory this season came against Cincinnati Jan. 7 in Birmingham.
TCU'S LAST TIME OUT
In an ugly game where both teams turned the ball over 23 times, the TCU Lady Frogs managed to come away with a 67-55 victory over the USF Bulls Friday night in Fort Worth, Texas. The win was TCU's fifth in a row and avenged an 89-84 double overtime loss to USF last year in Tampa, Fla. Sandora Irvin led all scorers with 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting, and she nailed 6-of-7 at the line. She also blocked two shots to move up into a tie for third place with Rebecca Lobo from Connecticut on the NCAA's all-time career list. She has 396 to her credit and needs 33 more to break the record. Lorie Butler-Rayford, Vanessa Clementino, Natasha Lacy and Niki Newton all had 10 points. It was a career-high for Butler-Rayford. Clementino also hauled in 12 rebounds for her first double-double as a Lady Frog. Lacy added five boards, six assists and tied a career-high with six steals.
UAB'S LAST TIME OUT
The Blazers dropped a 77-59 decision at Houston Friday night. Both teams had a nearly identical shooting percentage, however, the Cougars got off 72 shots, 19 more than UAB. Houston held a 49-38 rebounding advantage and a 23-10 upper hand on the offensive glass. UH outscored UAB 23-5 on second chance points. Crystal McFadden led UAB in scoring with 17 points and Carmen Guzman added 16. Domaneice Moore tallied 10 off the bench. Sancho Lyttle topped Houston in scoring with 15 points, and she grabbed a dozen rebounds. Joann Overstreet racked up 14 points and seven assists.
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.