TCU to face UNLV Tuesday on CSTV
Jan. 28, 2008
FORT WORTH--TCU makes its first national television appearance of the season Tuesday when it travels to Las Vegas to lace up against UNLV at Cox Pavilion. The 9 p.m. CST tip-off will be the first of at least two games the Lady Frogs will have broadcast by CSTV this season.
The Frogs and Rebels each enter Tuesday's meeting in need of a win following recent home losses to league opponents. While TCU is looking to regroup from a 60-50 setback to Utah, UNLV has dropped three straight MWC contests after a 2-0 start to its conference season.
The Lady Frogs lead the all-time series by a 7-1 count and have taken each of the last three matchups by an average margin of 14.3 points per game. The Rebels last defeated TCU during the teams' first meeting as MWC foes during the 2005-06 season in Las Vegas. Two of the seven games have been decided in overtime, with the Frogs winning both games.
Tuesday's game can be heard live on the radio in the Metroplex on 88.7 KTCU-FM with Jeff Williams (play-by-play) calling the action. All games this season, home and away, will be broadcast live on KTCU. Live statistics and a link to the radio broadcast will be available on GoFrogs.com.
Calling the game for CSTV will be the play-by-play team of Ann Schatz (play-by-play) and Tammy Blackburn (color).
Frog Quick Notes
-The Frog bench has outscored the opponent bench in 14 of 19 games by an average of 6.0 ppg.
-The Frogs have won the turnover battle in 15 of 19 games with three ties, and only Texas A&M has committed fewer turnovers than the Frogs in a contest this season.
-TCU's current turnover average of 16.6 pg is on pace to be the second-lowest in program history.
-TCU leads the MWC in scoring (70.1 ppg), offensive boards (15.26 pg) and turnover margin (+5.74) and ranks second in steals (10.74 pg) and 3-pointers (5.79).
-Adrianne Ross is the only player among the MWC's top-7 individuals in scoring (seventh), assists (fifth) and steals (fourth).
-Ross is only eight points shy of reaching the 1,500-point mark for her career.
-Ross will move past Janice Dziuk (545) into second on TCU's career field goals list with her next basket.
-Ross next appearance will tie her for fifth place on TCU's career games played list with Jill Sutton (119).
-Emily Carter leads the MWC in free-throw percentage (.921).
-Helena Sverrisdottir is the only freshman to appear in the MWC statistical rankings for assists (11th), rebounds (17th) and scoring (26th).
Scouting UNLV (6-12; 2-3 MWC)
The Rebels average 59.6 points per game and sit at -5.9 in average scoring margin entering Tuesday. The squad owns a .386 shooting percentage to rate seventh among conference squads and ranks sixth in rebounding (37.2 pg). Its 3-point field-goal percentage of .274 rates ninth.
Senior guard/forward Sequoia Holmes has followed up her 2006-07 MWC Defensive Player of the Year season by becoming one of the league's top overall performers. In addition to leading the conference in scoring entering Tuesday at 18.2 points per game, Holmes ranks second in steals (2.6 pg), seventh in rebounding (6.9 pg) and 10th in assists (2.8 pg). Junior center Shamela Hampton also averages double figures in scoring at 11.7 ppg and has posted 1.0 blocks per contest.
Tuesday's game will be extra special for Knight, as the day also marks her 22nd birthday.
Frogs Searching for Big Comeback
Last year, TCU erased double-digit deficits during three of its wins (vs. SMU, vs. UT-Arlington and vs. DePaul), but the Frogs led for the entire game only three times.