Feb. 5, 2004
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LADY FROGS' GAME #21:
#18/19 TCU (16-4, 5-2) vs. Tulane (8-12, 1-6)
Feb. 6, 2004 * Daniel-Meyer Coliseum * 7 p.m.
#23 Tiffany Evans, 6-2, Sr., F, 7.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg
#45 Tracy Wynn, 6-2, Sr., F, 7.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg
#50 Sandora Irvin, 6-3, Jr., F, 15.7 ppg, 11.3 rpg
#30 Ebony Shaw, 5-10, Sr., G, 10.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg
#11 Natasha Lacy, 5-10, Fr., G, 5.8 ppg, 4.5 apg
#32 Lakethia Hampton, 6-0, Jr., F, 13.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg
#24 Tymeka Moore, 5-9, Jr., G, 6.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg
#23 D'Aundra Henry, 5-8, So., G, 7.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg
#11 Jami Montagnino, 5-8, Fr., G, 3.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg
#12 Kelly Nadeau, 5-6, Sr., G, 9.5 ppg, 3.2 apg
Friday night's game will air on ESPN Regional Television on KFWD Channel 52. Brian Estridge will provide the play-by-play call and Newy Scruggs will give color commentary. The satellite coordinates are Galaxy 11, Transponder 14 KU Band.
ABOUT THE CONTEST
The No. 18/19 TCU Lady Frogs will take on the Tulane Green Wave Friday night, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The contest will air on ESPN Regional Television on KFWD Channel 52. TCU (16-4, 5-2 C-USA) is coming off a heart-wrenching loss at USF Sunday in double overtime, 89-84. TCU seemed to have the game under control in the first OT until Jessica Dickson hit a last second 35-foot bank shot to extend the game into another extra session. The Lady Frogs defeated UAB by 30, 96-66, before heading to Tampa. Tulane (8-12, 1-6 C-USA) snagged its first league victory of the year Sunday by defeating Saint Louis by 14, 78-64, in New Orleans. Two days prior, TU was dropped by Southern Miss by a 76-64 score. TCU is 2-5 all-time versus the Green Wave. The Purple and White lost its first three with Tulane when it joined C-USA, but the last meeting March 7, 2003, belonged to the Lady Frogs. TCU won 78-65 in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. Tulane is led in scoring this season by junior forward Lakethia Hampton and her 13.4 points per game. She is also the squad's top rebounder with 7.7 boards per game. Senior guard Kelly Nadeau adds 9.5 points per contest and dishes out 3.2 assists.
TCU'S LAST TIME OUT
Sandora Irvin became just the seventh Lady Frog to reach 1,000 points Monday night, but it was bitter sweet for the junior as No. 18/20 TCU fell in a double overtime thriller with USF, 89-84, at the Sun Dome in Tampa. Irvin finished the contest with 24 points and 21 rebounds to lead the Lady Frogs. With 7:18 left in the second half, she hit the first of two free throws to record her 1,000th point. Irvin was held scoreless in the first period after getting into some early foul trouble. Her 21 rebounds was the second most in a single game in TCU history, coming up one short of Michelle Bailey's record set against Southwestern Feb. 15, 1983. USF won the turnover battle, forcing the Lady Frogs into 26 while committing only 16. Both squads struggled from the free throw line, with TCU shooting 58.5 percent (24-41) and USF going 23-for-40 (57.5 percent). TCU held a 60-47 edge on the glass, which tied for the fourth most rebounds in a single game in school history. The game featured 10 ties and 14 lead changes.
LAST TIME THEY MET
TCU and Tulane last met in the quarterfinals of the 2003 Conference USA Tournament in Memphis, Tenn., March 7. The Lady Frogs came in having lost their first three meetings with the Green Wave since joining C-USA in summer 2001. Historically the most successful team in the tournament, Tulane had claimed four of the first seven C-USA tournaments. Despite the odds, the Purple and White emerged victorious over the No. 4-seeded Green Wave, 78-65. Candace Baldwin lit up Tulane for 21 points, knocking down five field goals and 10-of-14 shots from the free throw line. Tiffany Evans had a big outing, making 7-of-13 from the floor en route to 18 points. She also grabbed seven rebounds. Teana McKiver led the Green Wave in scoring with 21 points, going 9-for-13 on shot attempts. Delacey Joseph was TU's other double digit scorer with 16. Gwen Slaughter came up one rebound and a single point shy of a double-double. TCU dominated Tulane on the glass, out-rebounding it 38-27. The Lady Frogs managed to win despite committing 25 turnovers and forcing the Green Wave into only 16.