TCU heads to San Diego State for final road test of the regular season
TCU at San Diego State
Feb. 26, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - After two straight losses to Wyoming and at New Mexico, the TCU women's basketball team will look to end its two-game slide on Wednesday when the Lady Frogs (19-9, 9-5 Mountain West Conference) conclude their road slate with a game at San Diego State at 9 p.m. CT.
TCU has two games left in the regular season and is looking to head into the Mountain West Conference Tournament (March 6-10) in Las Vegas, Nev., on a high note.
The Lady Frogs have won four straight over San Diego State (12-13, 5-9 MWC), but the Aztecs are 2-1 all-time at home against TCU.
The balance and depth of the Mountain West Conference was clearly illustrated In a span of four days for the Lady Frogs. TCU went from playing for a tie for first place on Thursday to fifth place in the league after Sunday's loss. The top five teams in the league are all within two games of each other, with BYU pacing the group with an 11-3 mark in conference play.
San Diego State has dropped two straight road games and will be bidding for its fourth straight win at home. The Aztecs are a completely different team at Cox Arena than they are on the road. At Cox Arena, the Aztecs are 11-3, while on the road they are just 1-10.
Wednesday's game can be heard on 88.7 KTCU and www.gofrogs.com with Jeff Williams (play-by-play) calling the action. Live stats from the game are also available on www.gofrogs.com.
Following Sunday's game, the Lady Frogs will conclude the regular season at home on Senior Day against BYU at 2 p.m.
SCOUTING SAN DIEGO STATE
The Aztecs have won five of their last six games at home, including four in a row. San Diego State's success has not carried over to the road, however, as the Aztecs have lost eight straight road games and are just 1-10 away from home this season. San Diego State's lone road win was a 55-52 win at Southern Utah on Nov. 24.
San Diego State is led by junior Jennifer Layton, who leads the team with an average of 10.6 points per game. Layton also averages 5.4 rebounds. Senior center Desiree Johnson leads the team in rebounding (6.4) and blocks (32).
San Diego State is coached by Beth Burns, who is in the second year of her second stint as head coach at San Diego State. She is in her 10th season overall at SDSU after leading the Aztecs for eight seasons from 1989-1997. She has an overall head coaching record of 247-185 in 15 years and she owns a 166-120 mark in 10 seasons at SDSU.
Date Site W/L Score Jan. 25, 1998 Fort Worth W 83-68 Feb. 14, 1998 San Diego L 66-72 Jan. 1, 2000 San Diego L 51-63 Dec. 2, 2001 Fort Worth W 75-49 Jan. 18, 2006 San Diego W 77-60 Feb. 18, 2006 Fort Worth W 80-49 Jan. 28, 2007 Fort Worth W 83-57
WHERE HAVE ALL THE FREE THROWS GONE
Against Wyoming, TCU made 9-of-11 and Wyoming made 23-of-29. At New Mexico, the Lady Frogs made 7-of-10, while New Mexico made 25-of-34.
CRASHING THE BOARDS