Jan. 22, 2004
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LADY FROGS' GAME #17:
#21 TCU (13-3, 2-1) vs. Louisville (10-7, 2-2)
Jan. 23, 2004 * Daniel-Meyer Coliseum * 7 p.m. CST
#23 Tiffany Evans, 6-2, Sr., F, 8.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg
#45 Tracy Wynn, 6-2, Sr., F, 7.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg
#50 Sandora Irvin, 6-3, Jr., F, 14.4 ppg, 10.8 rpg
#30 Ebony Shaw, 5-10, Sr., G, 10.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg
#11 Natasha Lacy, 5-10, Fr., G, 5.8 ppg, 4.1 apg
#12 Jazz Covington, 6-2, Fr., F, 16.6 ppg, 7.7 rpg
#33 Katie Olson, 5-10, Fr., G, 10.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg
#21 Angel Bradley, 5-8, Jr., G, 9.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg
#22 Jessica Huggins, 5-6, So., G, 4.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg
#14 Sara Nord, 5-4, Sr., G, 17.5 ppg, 6.6 apg
ABOUT THE CONTEST
The 21st-ranked TCU Lady Frogs (13-3, 2-1 C-USA) will host the Louisville Cardinals (10-7, 2-2 C-USA) Friday at 7 p.m. in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. TCU is coming off a tough 61-59 loss to Houston Sunday in a nationally televised ESPN 2 match-up. U of L snagged a couple of victories at home last weekend versus Saint Louis, 72-51, and Memphis, 66-65. The Cardinals lost their initial two C-USA games at DePaul and Marquette. The Lady Frogs and Cardinals have a limited history with one another, as the two teams have only played twice. Each squad has won a game, with the last decision going in favor of Louisville, 78-62. The Cardinals are led in scoring by senior guard Sara Nord, who averages 17.5 points per game and 6.6 helpers. Jazz Covington, a 6-foot-2 freshman forward, is second on the team in scoring with an average of 16.6 per game, and she tops the Cardinals in rebounding with 7.7. Freshman guard Katie Olson is U of L's other double digit scorer with an average of 10.5 points each outing. Olson also pulls in 4.9 rebounds per game.
TCU'S LAST TIME OUT
Despite a six-point lead with 6:35 to go in the game, the No. 18/17 TCU Lady Frogs could not hold off a late comeback from No. NR/25 Houston to fall 61-59 in Fort Worth. The Lady Frogs dropped to 13-3 with the loss and 2-1 in Conference USA, while the Lady Cougars improved to 14-2 and remained unbeaten in the league with a 3-0 record. Jones finished as the game's high scorer with 32 points on 13-of-20 shooting from the field. She also hauled down eight rebounds. Lyttle added a dozen and six rebounds. Pack led the scoring efforts for TCU with 13 points. She also had three assists and five rebounds. Irvin recorded her 30th career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. She tossed in two blocks and a steal as well. Shaw contributed eight points, three helpers and one steal and a block. TCU shot just 38.5 percent (20-52) and connected on only 2-of-8 threes in the second half. Houston was 26-of-62 for 41.9 percent. The Lady Cougars out-rebounded the Lady Frogs by one, 38-37, and secured a 16-13 edge on the offensive glass. Turnovers hurt both teams, as TCU committed 25 and Houston had 23. The Purple and White held a huge advantage on bench points, out-scoring the Lady Cougars 27-6.
LAST TIME THEY MET
The last time TCU and Louisville got together was Jan. 19, 2003, in the Bluegrass State. Louisville won the contest handily, 78-62, and kept the Lady Frogs winless in conference play at 0-3. The Cardinals' Amanda Wolke was the game's leading scorer with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting in 30 minutes of play. Nina Simotes added 13 off the bench and Lori Nero tossed in a dozen. Sara Nord also reached double figures with 11 points. Sandora Irvin notched a double-double in the game with 10 points and 11 rebounds and she rejected three shots. Tiffany Evans was the Purple and White's leading scorer with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor. Grace Gantt gave TCU a solid effort off the bench with nine points in 13 minutes by knocking down all but one of her five field goal attempts.