March 2, 2005
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2005 PEPSI CONFERENCE USA TOURNAMENT
March 3-6 Dale F. Halton Arena Charlotte, N.C.
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
The TCU Lady Frogs (20-9, 10-4 C-USA) enter the 2005 Pepsi Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament with a first-round bye thanks to a No. 4 seed. The event takes place over March 3-6 in Charlotte, N.C., at Dale F. Halton Arena. TCU is scheduled to face the winner of (5) USF and (12) Southern Miss at 2:30 p.m. CST Friday, March 4. The Lady Frogs defeated both teams in the regular season. TCU owns one C-USA Tourney title, coming in 2003 when it became the first school in the history of the event to win four games in four days.
C-USA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Thursday, March 3
#1: (8) ECU vs. (9) Memphis, noon
#2: (5) USF vs. (12) Southern Miss, 2:30 p.m.
#3: (6) Charlotte vs. (11) Cincinnati, 5 p.m.
#4: (7) Marquette vs. (10) UAB, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 4
#5: (1) DePaul vs. Winner #1, noon
#6: (4) TCU vs. Winner #2, 2:30 p.m.
#7: (3) Houston vs. Winner #3, 5 p.m.
#8: (2) Louisville vs. Winner #4, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5
#9: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner #6, 1 p.m.
#10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner #8, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 6
#11: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner #10, 4 p.m.
All times Central
TV: C-USA TV: semis; ESPN 2: championship
Satellite Coordinates for Semis:
Galaxy 11 Transponder 12K (91' W)
U/L: 14242.000 MHz Horizontal
D/L: 11942.000 MHz Vertical
Radio: KTCU 88.7, Dallas/Fort Worth
P-B-P: Jeff Williams
Color: Marcy Girton
Internet Radio: www.ktcu.tcu.edu/ktcu
TCU'S CONFERENCE TOURNEY HISTORY
TCU did not win its first conference tournament game until 1999 when it defeated UTEP in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center. Prior to the 1999 Western Athletic Conference Tournament, the Lady Frogs were 0-9 in league tournaments. TCU won its first title in 2001 by claiming three consecutive contests in Tulsa, Okla., over San Jose State, Rice and Hawai'i. It was the same year that TCU made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. In the Lady Frogs' first year with Conference USA in 2001-02, they made it to the semifinals before losing to Tulane in overtime at the DePaul Athletic Center in Chicago. TCU won the regular-season championship in 2001-02 with a 12-2 league record. The following year, the Purple and White became the first school in C-USA Tournament history to win the title playing on four straight days. TCU held the No. 5 seed after going 8-6 in the conference. The Lady Frogs defeated Cincinnati in a memorable overtime game to reach their third NCAA Tournament in a row. TCU had the opportunity to host the C-USA Tournament last year and set league records for attendance throughout the event and in the championship game. The Lady Frogs were seeded No. 2 and had little trouble reaching the final where they ran into a familiar foe in Houston. The Lady Cougars won the title 86-75, however, TCU still received the highest seed in school history for NCAAs at No. 6.