TCU Game Notes
TCU at Utah
Date: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007
Time: 8 p.m. CT
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Arena: Huntsman Center (15,000)
TV: The .mtn
Radio: 88.7 KTCU, gofrogs.com
Live Stats: gofrogs.com
Jan. 18, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Fueled by a seven-game winning streak, the No. 23 TCU Lady Frogs (13-4, 3-0 Mountain West Conference) continue their three-game roadswing with a road test at Utah (11-6, 4-0 MWC) on Thursday, January 18 at 8 p.m. at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. TCU will be bidding for its third straight win over Utah and second in a row in Salt Lake City.
TCU has won 13 of 14 games, including seven in a row. TCU's streak of seven straight wins is the longest by the Frogs since 2003. Over the last seven games, TCU is winning by an average of 24.0 points. The Lady Frogs' run vaulted them into the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll at No. 25 on Jan. 8. The ranking was the first for the Frogs since Dec. 6, 2004.
Thursday's game will be televised on the .mtn with Bill Doleman (play-by-play) and Andrea Lloyd Curry (analyst) calling the action. The audio broadcast can also be heard on 88.7 KTCU and www.gofrogs.com with Jeff Williams on the call.
TCU is coming off an 87-61 win at Air Force on Jan. 11. The win was TCU's first true road win of the season and gave the Lady Frogs' their third consecutive 3-0 start in conference play. TCU shot 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and outrebounded the Falcons 47-32 (+15). TCU was led by Adrianne Ross, who posted 18 points on 8-of-19 shooting.
How TCU Ranks
Ashley Davis ranks sixth nationally in 3-point field-goal percentage (47.6) and seventh in 3-pointers per game (2.9). Offensively, TCU is 27th nationally in scoring at 75.7 points per game.
Utah enters Thursday's game a top the Mountain West with a 4-0 conference record and 11-6 mark overall. Utah received one vote in the latest Associated Press Poll. The Utes are led by sophomore guard Morgan Warburton, who was tabbed MWC Player of the Week on Monday (Jan. 15) after averaging 20 points in wins against UNLV and Colorado State. In addition to Warburton, Utah is led by sophomore guard/forward Joh-Teena Filipe who leads the team in rebounding (6.2) and ranks second on the team in scoring (10.3). The Utes are coached by Elaine Elliott, who is in her 24th season at Utah. The Utes are leading the league in rebounding margin at +8.4 and rank second in field-goal percentage defense (.367). TCU leads the conference in scoring offense at a clip of 75.7, while Utah has only allowed 70 points one game this season. In fact, no opponent has eclipsed 60 points on the Utes' last five games.
TCU has won the last two meetings after sweeping Utah last season. Overall, the series is tied 3-3. Utah leads the series 2-1 in Salt Lake City.
Date Site W/L Score
Jan. 16, 1997 Salt Lake City L 46-77
Feb. 15, 1997 Fort Worth L 54-71
Nov. 22, 2002 Fort Worth W 54-51
Dec. 11, 2004 Salt Lake City L 72-85
Jan. 28, 2006 Fort Worth W 69-56
Mar. 2, 2006 Salt Lake City W 63-62
With a team-best 18 points against Air Force, junior guard Adrianne Ross has 975 points in her career and is just 25 points shy of 1,000. Ross is bidding to become just the ninth player in TCU history to reach 1,000 points. Earlier this season, Ashley Davis became the eighth player in school history to reach 1,000 points.