Lady Frogs face Utah in critical home game
Utah at -/RV TCU
Feb. 16, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas - With just five games remaining in the regular season and TCU just one game behind first-place BYU in the Mountain West Conference, the Lady Frogs will host Utah on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in a battle between two teams that are bidding for the MWC regular season title.
This weekend will begin a critical stretch in league play, as both -/RV TCU (18-7, 8-3 MWC) and Utah (16-9, 9-3 MWC) are among five teams that are all within two games of first place in the conference. The Utes currently are a half game up on the Lady Frogs.
Having won a school-record 18 straight home games, the Lady Frogs enter Sunday's contest on a three-game winning streak and are looking to knot the season series with the Utes after falling 72-61 in Salt Lake City on Jan. 18.
TCU has defeated its last three opponents by an average of 23.0 points and are defeating teams at home by an average of 21.38 points in 13 games. Utah enters the game having won two straight games over Colorado State and UNLV after dropping three straight games. The Utes had been in first place in the conference for most of the season until suffering 71-66 loss at San Diego State on Feb. 3.
Utah leads the all-time series 4-3, but TCU is 2-1 against the Utes in Fort Worth. Prior to losing at Utah earlier this season, TCU had won two straight in the series.
Sunday's game can be heard on 88.7 KTCU and www.gofrogs.com with Jeff Williams (play-by-play) and Marcy Girton (analyst) calling the action. Free video streaming and live stats of the game are also available on www.gofrogs.com.
BYU currently leads the league, but the Cougars own just a half-game lead on Utah. TCU is one game out of first, while New Mexico and Wyoming are just two games back.
Following Sunday's game, the Lady Frogs will host Wyoming on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.
Utah ranks in the middle of the pack in both scoring offense (62.1) and scoring defense (57.6).
Pacing the Utes is guard Morgan Warburton who ranks second in the league in scoring (16.4).
Utah is coached by Elaine Elliott, who is in her 24th season as head coach at Utah. She is 506-202.
TCU shot a season-best 57.9 percent from the floor at Colorado State and 51.7 percent against Air Force. In the second half at UNLV the Lady Frogs shot 58.6 percent.
The only half TCU dipped below 50 percent was when they shot 45.2 percent in the first half against Air Force. TCU's best shooting half was 63.0 percent in the first half at Colorado State.
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TCU has outscored opponents 1,033-755 at home and has won by at least 22 points in each of the last seven home games.
Date Site W/L Score Jan. 16, 1997 Salt Lake City L 46-77 Feb. 15, 1997 Fort Worth L 54-71 Nov. 22, 2002 Fort Worth W 54-51 Dec. 11, 2004 Salt Lake City L 72-85 Jan. 28, 2006 Fort Worth W 69-56 Mar. 2, 2006 Salt Lake City W 63-62 Jan. 18, 2007 Salt Lake City L 72-61