Feb. 14, 2004
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LADY FROGS' GAME #24:
#22 TCU (19-4, 8-2) at Charlotte (14-9, 7-3)
Feb. 15, 2004 * Halton Arena * 2 p.m. CST
#45 Tracy Wynn, 6-2, Sr., F, 7.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg
#50 Sandora Irvin, 6-3, Jr., F, 15.9 ppg, 11.6 rpg
#30 Ebony Shaw, 5-10, Sr., G, 11.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg
#12 Kim Ortega, 5-8, Sr., G, 7.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg
#11 Natasha Lacy, 5-10, Fr., G, 6.6 ppg, 4.6 apg
#34 Andrea Davidson, 5-11, So., F, 6.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg
#4 Tiffanie Hoey, 6-1, Sr., F, 5.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg
#25 Peaches Harris, 5-9, Sr., G, 10.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg
#12 Sakellie Daniels, 5-7, So., G, 11.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg
#30 Monica League, 5-5, Jr., G, 9.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg
Sunday afternoon's Conference USA game between No. 22 TCU and Charlotte will be nationally televised by ESPN 2 at 2 p.m. CST. Cara Capuano will call the play-by-play action and Nancy Lieberman will give color commentary.
ABOUT THE CONTEST
The 22nd-ranked TCU Lady Frogs will face off with the Charlotte 49ers Sunday in the Tarheel State at 2 p.m. CST. The game will be nationally televised by ESPN 2, marking the Purple and White's second appearance on The Deuce this year. TCU (19-4, 8-2) is coming off an unforgettable 125-119 victory at East Carolina Friday night in four overtimes. The 49ers (14-9, 7-3) were 62-58 losers to Houston the same day. Charlotte's biggest triumph on the year came at the expense of DePaul Jan. 31, when it downed the Blue Demons at home, 74-70. TCU and Charlotte have only met three times and the 49ers currently own the 2-1 advantage. When the Lady Frogs won the regular season C-USA title in 2001-02, one of their two losses came on the road to Charlotte, 81-67. The 49ers were three-point winners during the regular season last year but were ousted in the semifinals of the league tournament by TCU, 78-65, despite holding the No. 1 seed. Three double digit scorers lead the way for the 49ers this season in sophomore forward Pam Brown, classmate Sakellie Daniels and senior guard Peaches Harris. Brown, who has played in all 23 games this season, has only made two starts and still averages 11.6 off the bench. She is also the squad's leading rebounder with 5.3 per contest.
TCU'S LAST TIME OUT
School records were tied and broken Friday night at Mingles Coliseum in Greenville, N.C., as the No. 22 TCU Lady Frogs outlasted East Carolina in a four overtime marathon, 125-119. The four overtimes tied the longest game in school history. TCU lost its only other four OT contest Jan. 25, 1997, to SMU by a 127-125 count. The 125 points scored by the Purple and White fell one short of the school record set versus Howard Payne Nov. 29, 1996. TCU took 101 shots from the floor, breaking the school record of 97 set Nov. 11, 1987, against Texas-Pan American. The 44 field goals made was the third-most by a Lady Frog squad. The Lady Frogs connected on 17 three-point shots, breaking the old mark of 15 set against Marquette Jan. 31, 2003, and Wichita State Dec. 5, 2000. Their 39 attempts from behind the arc was also a record, surpassing the 37 it had against Tulsa Jan. 29, 1999.
LAST TIME THEY MET
TCU and Charlotte last faced each other March 8, 2003, in the semifinals of the Conference USA Tournament. Playing their third game in a row, the Lady Frogs were beginning to tire and it showed in the opening minutes of the tilt with the No. 1-seeded 49ers. Eventually, TCU found some rhythm and stole the lead from Charlotte heading into the break, 32-27. In the second half, the Purple and White began to blow the game open and the final score was a case of déjà vu at 78-65. The day before, TCU downed Tulane by the same score. Sandora Irvin led the Lady Frogs in scoring with 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Irvin also rejected six 49er shots. Tiffany Evans reached double figures as well with 13 points, nine of which came at the charity stripe. Ebony Shaw tallied 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting and Tracy Wynn tossed in eight off the bench. Peaches Harris led Charlotte with 18 points, however, she was a mere 5-of-17 from the floor. Pam Brown was the 49ers' other double digit scorer with 11 coming off the pine.