TCU faces road test at Colorado State on Wednesday
TCU at Colorado State
Feb. 5, 2007
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The TCU women's basketball team will put the wraps on its three-game road trip on Wednesday when the Lady Frogs travel to Colorado State to play the Rams at 8 p.m. CT at Moby Arena (8,745).
TCU (16-7, 6-3 Mountain West Conference) enters Wednesday's contest after snapping a three-game road slide with a 75-62 come-from-behind victory at UNLV on Saturday. Colorado State (7-14, 2-7 MWC) is coming off a 61-49 win over Air Force on Sunday. The win over the Falcons gave CSU a season sweep over Air Force.
The Lady Frogs have won three straight against Colorado State and defeated the Rams 86-36 on Jan. 6 in Fort Worth. The all-time series between the programs is knotted at three, while the Rams hold a 2-1 advantage in Fort Collins.
Wednesday's game can be heard on 88.7 KTCU and www.gofrogs.com with Jeff Williams calling the action. Live stats from the game are also available on www.gofrogs.com.
TCU is just past the midway mark of conference play after opening the second half of league play with its win over UNLV. Prior to their win at UNLV, TCU had dropped road games at Utah, Wyoming and BYU.
Wednesday's game will mark the end of the second of two-three game road trips during the conference season. After the Colorado State game, TCU will play three straight home games against Air Force (Feb. 10), Utah (Feb. 18) and Wyoming (Feb. 22) before playing its final road games at New Mexico (Feb. 25) and San Diego State (Feb. 28).
SCOUTING COLORADO STATE
The Rams are coming off a 61-49 win over Air Force, but had lost seven straight. CSU's seven-game skid actually began with its 86-36 loss at TCU on Jan. 6.
Two players recently left the program and another's return is doubtful. Leading scorer Kelly Jo Mullaney, reserve Raysha Ritter and starter Molly Nohr have all left the program in the last week. Mullaney and Ritter were initially suspended in January for their role in an incident with a chemical bomb, but had been reinstated before parting ways last week. Nohr asked to take a leave of abscence and has not played in the last three games.
Emily Neal and Brittney Stirling were both suspended for their role in the chemical bomb incident, but both were reinstated prior to the game at UNLV on Feb. 1.
TCU won both of last season's meetings and won at home against the Rams earlier this season. The school's split both of last year's meetings with both winning on their home courts. TCU won 73-63 at Colorado State last season.
CSU is averaging 60.5 points per game and are giving up an average of 67.0. Colorado State's leading scorer is guard Sara Hunter, who averages 11.1 points and 4.5 rebounds.
The Rams are coached by Jen Warden, who is in her second season in Fort Collins where she has a record of 16-34.
PILLFERING THE SHOW
OVERCOMING A DEFICIT
WINNING WITH STYLE
TCU has outscored opponents 947-707 at home and has won by at least 22 points in each of the last six home games.