TCU-SMU rivalry continues in Dallas
Nov. 19, 2007
TCU (2-1) at SMU (1-1)
Dallas, Texas -- Moody Coliseum (8,998)
Tuesday, Nov. 20 -- 7 p.m. CST
Radio: 88.7 KTCU-FM, gofrogs.com
Internet: Live Radio via KTCU
FORT WORTH--TCU and SMU revisit a longtime series Tuesday when the two Metroplex rivals meet in Dallas for a 7 p.m. matchup at SMU's Moody Coliseum. The Mustangs rank as the Lady Frogs' oldest rival, as the schools have met 49 times since the inception of TCU's program in 1978-79, including 28 times as members of the old Southwest Conference.
While SMU leads the all-time series, 13-36, TCU currently owns a five-game winning streak over the Mustangs and a 6-3 mark under Head Coach Jeff Mittie. The Frogs earned an 83-71 win during last year's matchup at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Friday's game can be heard live on the radio in the Metroplex on 88.7 KTCU-FM with Jeff Williams (play-by-play) and Marcy Girton (analyst) calling the action. All games this season will be broadcast live on KTCU. Live audio coverage will also be available on GoFrogs.com.
Frog Quick Notes
-TCU leads the Mountain West Conference with 76 forced turnovers and has pressured the opponent into at least 30 miscues in two of its first three games.
-Freshman Helena Sverrisdottir has opened her career by scoring at least nine points in each of her first three games. Sverrisdottir ranks second on TCU in scoring (10.7 ppg) and rebounds (6.3 rpg) and first in assists (3.0 apg).
-TCU held Delaware to only 36 points during its victory on Nov. 16, tying for the seventh-fewest points ever allowed in a game by the Lady Frogs.
-TCU currently holds a 25-game winning streak when it holds a halftime lead, dating back to a 67-64 setback at No. 20 BYU on Jan. 25, 2006.
-The Frogs are 22-1 in their last 23 games at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
-The Lady Frog senior class of Lorie Butler-Rayford, Moneka Knight, Jenna Lohse, Helen Roden and Adrianne Ross have combined for 2,757 points, 1,344 boards, 808 assists and 559 steals in their TCU careers.
Scouting SMU (1-1)
Head Coach Rhonda Rompola returns a veteran-laden squad that posted an 18-12 record to place sixth in Conference USA in 2006-07. A group of five seniors--post Brittany Barker, guard Katy Cobb, post Janielle Dodds, guard/forward Katie Gross and guard/forward Sharee Shepherd--have played in a combined 430 games for SMU, including 248 starts. The group has combined for 3,339 points, 1,750 rebounds, 595 assists, 431 steals and 178 blocked shots.
Sophomore post Delisha Willis leads the Mustangs this season with averages of 20.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game through two contests, during which she claimed double-doubles each game. Dodds is averaging 14.5 points and 8.0 boards per contest. The pair totaled 23 and 14 points, respectively, during SMU's latest win over Corpus Christi.